thankfully, I have it saved to my Mac, so it's not lost!
It does seem like something is going wrong with my flash drive. When I was in the early stages of creating the powerpoint, I emailed it to myself and could look at it on pc. It's now much to big to email, so I don't know how else to transfer it. Maybe I'll try burning it to a cd.
I save it to my Mac, then insert the flash drive and drag the file to it. I then drag the flash drive icon to the trash can, and remove it when the computer says it's okay. I insert it into the PC (I have a crappy PC that I've been trying it out on just to see if it will work) and open it through my computer, where the file is listed. When I click on the presentation, powerpoint opens, but nothing is there. I then do the "remove flash drive safely" process, and when I reinsert it into my Mac and open the file, instead of openoffice opening, a text edit box opens with what I assume is code. I tried to upload the text box, but it wouldn't work (kept loading for a very long time) and I tried to copy and paste some of the text in here, but it didn't show up when I posted (presumably because it's code?) Like I said, I still have the hard copy on my computer, so nothing is lost, but I'd like to be able to use this program to make presentations for school!
For the time being, I'm going to re-do the presentation at the library on a PC, because my presentation is tonight. Maybe I just have to play around with it. I've used two different flash drives and had the same problem with both, so it's not the drive itself.
Not sure if you guys have any advice, but thanks in advance for any ideas!
OpenOffice 3.1/MacOS X