PowerPoint 2010: Could An Update Be Your Simple Fix?
by AJ George
Do you often find yourself chugging away at a presentation, only to have PowerPoint crash and give you some variation of the "MS Office has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience," message? I find that the majority of software users do not regularly check for system updates, and many times the solution is just this easy.
From PowerPoint's File tab, choose Help > Check for Updates.
You will be redirected to a Microsoft website that will scan your computer and recommend updates as necessary.