What to do if PowerPoint stops responding in Mac (spinning wheel)

Sometimes when you try to open a PPT presentation in Mac, it either hangs with spinning wheel or does not open at all. This is a very common problem but fortunately you can find how to solve it below.

In summary, what you can try to do to solve this issue is:

  1. Check the hard disk name
  2. Move AutoRecovery files
  3. Rename PowerPoint preferences
  4. Create a New User Account
  5. Test saving the files in Safe Mode
This applies to Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac.

Learn more about this issue in the Official Office KB link here.

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