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One of the innovations in Office 2010 is that it includes GPU acceleration, which stands for Graphics Processing Unit. PowerPoint will harness some of your graphic card's power to make the image effects less draining on your computer itself. The system requirements of Office 2010 include a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64 MB or higher of video memory. If you're running an older computer, you may get an error message every time you try graphic intensive feature, or PowerPoint may crash a lot.
Other symptoms of the inability to use graphics acceleration include black or missing images. If this is happening to you, turn off PowerPoint's built-in Hardware Graphics Acceleration option, it's on by default. For example, go up to the File tab and come down to Options, click on Advanced. Now, look down in the Display section. There is a checkmark allowing you to Disable the hardware graphics acceleration; then click OK. Because Microsoft Office's Graphics Acceleration is on by default, rendering graphics happens much faster than in previous versions of PowerPoint. But if you have complex graphics in your PowerPoint document that aren't behaving quite as expected, toggling this advanced option on or off, may just solve your problem.
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