If you create a table in PowerPoint by clicking the table icon in a content placeholder, you may find that the text in the table is not searchable in Presenter ‘09.
This is a known issue. You can correct it. Here’s how:
- Select your table in PowerPoint.
- Press CTRL+X to cut the table.
- Right-click the slide thumbnail image in the left navigation pane, scroll to Layout, and select Title Only.
- Then press CTRL+V to paste your table back onto the slide.
When you republish your presentation, you will be able to use the Search tab to find text in your table.