If you try typing anything in PowerPoint 2010 running on Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp, PowerPoint may abort. The first time I installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro, PowerPoint 2010 worked just fine. But the second time was a disaster. PowerPoint aborted every time I tried to type anything. The fix is easy and is detailed in the screen captures shown below. You have to specify a keyboard layout to resolve this issue.
I do not know why the first installation was fine and the second was not, but I am willing to speculate. The first time the Office 2010 suite was installed using defaults. The second time a custom installation was done and all features were installed. I do not know if that difference caused the problem, but in the interest of full disclosure, I thought you should know.
Figure 1. PowerPoint 2010 aborted on Windows 7 installed on a MacBook Pro.
Figure 2. Windows did not notify me of a solution.
Figure 3. Go to File and then select Options.
Figure 4. Select Language and then click the Not enabled hyperlink. The problem is caused by not having a keyboard layout specified.
Figure 5. Click the Add button.
Figure 6. Select an appropriate keyboard. Click OK.
Figure 7. Problem solved. Click OK.