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Troubleshooting PowerPoint Output

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To create PowerPoint presentations with RStudio:

  • Install the preview release of RStudio
  • Install the latest version of rmarkdown from CRAN

Click here for a list of examples. Submit PowerPoint issues at rmarkdown/issues.

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Pandoc expects empty lines between elements (i.e. headers, content, notes, etc.). If you don't put empty lines between elements, your presentation may break.

Correct

# Title

Some content

::: notes
Some notes
:::

 Incorrect

# Title
Some content
::: notes
Some notes
:::

Issues

When I open my presentation I get a warning: PowerPoint found a problem

If you see any of these warnings, you may need to add empty lines between the elements (i.e. headers, content, notes, etc.) in your R Markdown document and restart PowerPoint.

  • PowerPoint found a problem with content in presentation.pptx. PowerPoint can attempt to repair the presentation. If you trust the source of this presentation, click to repair.

    error-repair.png

  • PowerPoint Couldn't read some content in presentation - Repaired and removed it. Please check your presentation to see if the rest of it looks ok.

    error-couldnotread.png

  • PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx)

    error-nopres.png

     

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