PowerPoint Crashes When Entering Text [SOLVED]

I run Windows 7 on a MacBook Air using BootCamp, and had a strange issue of PowerPoint crashing anytime I tried to type into a textbox.  Thankfully, upon re-opening, PowerPoint recovered my presentation, but still continued to crash in the same way:

Microsoft Office PowerPoint has stopped working

After some research, I discovered there’s a slight issue with the English keyboard service installed by Apple under BootCamp. To resolve, a different keyboard service has to be added:

  1. Make sure PowerPoint 2007 (or PowerPoint 2010) is closed.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Open either “Region and Language” or “Change keyboards and other input methods“, depending on your Control Panel view.
  4. Select the “Keyboards and Languages” tab.
  5. Click the “Change keyboards…” button.
  6. Under “Installed services”, click the “Add” button.
  7. Scroll down to “English (United States)“, then “Keyboard“, and check “US“.
  8. Click “Ok“, then “Apply” and “Ok“, and “Ok” once more.
  9. You should now be able to open PowerPoint and enter text normally.

Add the US keyboard service to fix BootCamp PowerPoint crash

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