Presentations that contain layouts with a background images may cause an error when opened in PowerPoint 2003. A dialog will notify you that some contents (text, images or objects) have corrupted; the specific content lost will be what is specified in the layout, not the actual slide content itself. Items that were removed will display a blank box or a box containing “cleansed”.
Workarounds for this issue:
Remove background images from layouts in presentations that have to be accessed and edited from PowerPoint 2003.
After the error message is displayed, save a copy of the presentation and perform edits on the copy.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available."
Or more simply, corporate users who are still stuck with Office 2003 in a locked down environment and who have to use presentations that use a corporate background are Sorely Outta Luck.
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You've got to love the innumeracy of the reporter on this article:
by Wednesday, the contamination had jumped to 17,000 parts per liter.
Ah yes, parts per liter. One of those quaint old-fashioned units of concentration, I guess, like horsepower per cubit. I wish someone could remind me how we convert to a more familiar unit like grams per liter, moles per liter, parts per million.
I suspect they mean 17,000 atoms per liter. Since a liter of water has about 3.33*10^23 molecules or 6.66*10^23 hydrogen atoms, That would make the tritium concentration 1 per 3.91*10^19 hydrogen atoms. I wouldn't count on getting rich by collecting the tritium.
They couldn't reboard the original flight because it had left before they were cleared by the FBI. An AirTran spokesperson claimed that the problem with rebooking on a later flight was that the family's data hadn't been updated in the computer file available to the gate agents. While this smells of blaming "the faceless nobody in the back room," it is well known that the airlines' chief weapon against their customers is the withholding of accurate information. In my experience the gate agents are frequently victim of such information control.