How to Fix PowerPoint Error 1712?

“I use PowerPoint on my desktop and have had no trouble to open or create presentation files in it. Today, as I try to open a presentation file, error comes out saying “This application, Microsoft PowerPoint cannot be opened – 1712” What is this error and why is it getting displayed as I open PowerPoint? Can anyone suggest me proper solution to fix this PowerPoint 1712 error?”

Microsoft PowerPoint users may come across various errors while trying to open any presentation file in the application. One among the critical errors is, ‘PowerPoint cannot open – 1712 error’. This error message generally triggers when there are issues with the working of PowerPoint application. Malfunctioning of PowerPoint can be due to –

  • Incorrect installation
  • Improper update of application
  • Missing of PowerPoint program related files from system
  • Inappropriate Windows OS update
  • Impact of any other application simultaneously running when PowerPoint is being opened

If the error, 1712 appears because of these reasons then it can easily resolved by clean installing MS PowerPoint on system. But what if the file which is tried to open in PowerPoint is rendering this error? Yes sometimes, attempts to open damaged presentation files in MS PowerPoint may display PowerPoint cannot open error – 1712. Presentation files are likely to get corrupt in scenarios as mentioned here:

  • Compressing presentation files to reduce memory usage on disk using invalid compression techniques
  • Round Tripping – Changing PowerPoint file format to other format and again back to same old format
  • Incomplete sharing of Presentation file over network
  • Adding infected contents from foreign documents into PowerPoint files

Corrupt presentation files after these instances may refuse to open in Microsoft PowerPoint showing numerous error messages including error 1712. To resolve this, one can take assistance of ‘Open and Repair’ functionality present in Microsoft PowerPoint. If this option isn’t handy then try using some powerful file repair utility and solve the error with Presentation files.

Software to fix PowerPoint Error 1712:

Yodot PPT Repair is the excellent software to resolve PowerPoint error 1712 or other error messages with presentation files. It has caliber to fix presentation files showing errors like file not found, text not visible in slideshow, unable to display some of text, linked file is not available, cannot open because part of the file is missing, unsupported file format and many others. It can also repair broken PowerPoint file as well as unreadable, corrupted, large sized and encrypted presentation files with ease. In addition to repairing PPT files, it can fix PPTX and PPS file formats created using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 application versions. One can use this utility on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating desktop, laptop and even Tablet.

Guidelines to employ PowerPoint file repair utility:

  • Download and install Yodot PPT Repair software on your Windows PC
  • Once the software gets installed completely, launch it by clicking on desktop shortcut / from Start menu
  • In main screen click on Browse and search for error showing PowerPoint file that has to be repaired
  • Soon after choosing presentation file, click on “Repair” button to commence scanning process
  • Next window you can see the status bar showing progress of scanning process
  • After scanning ends, view the fixed PowerPoint presentation file using ‘Preview’ option
  • At last save this fixed presentation file in desired location on your system

Precautionary Note:

  • Do not terminate PowerPoint application when PPT file is being edited
  • Backup essential presentation files before compressing, converting or sharing it over network