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How do I find transparency on PowerPoint?

This is the first time I ask for help here, and I hope someone could help me. I had to print a poster, so I designed everything in Power Point 2010 as always, and saved as PDF. In the print shop they ...
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select slide in powerpoint by hotkey when not in presentation mode

Is there a way to change slides by hotkey when in edit mode? I find my self switching to presentation mode, typing the number of the slide, hitting enter, and then exiting the presentation just to ...
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Paragraph alignment not pasting correctly

When I paste a text box from one presentation to another the paragraph alignment of the text box changes from left aligned to right. Is there a setting that is causing this? I am aware that I can ...
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Powerpoint saving error “The file is corrupt and cannot be opened”

When attempting to save a file in powerpoint 2010 I get the following error: Are there any recommended step to ensure I do not lose the open file?
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Can I have my Individual custom fonts selection in Ribbon?

I would like to select some custom fonts for my PowerPoint Presentations. I have a long list of fonts installed in my system (many google fonts). Can I create my own Tab, and add individual fonts in ...
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How to merge multiple powerpoint files into one file?

Is there an easy way to combine multiple powerpoint files into one single file? Under ms dos for binary files you can copy them using /b or according to this SO question just use copy copy /b <...
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Making Text Longer in Power Point

Does anyone know how to elongate or widen text in Microsoft Power Point? With pictures you can click on any of the re-sizing squares on the picture and do whatever you want. If you do that with the ...
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MS PowerPoint. Can you play and pause video with action buttons?

I mean with buttons which are separated from the video. Somethig like this:
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Updating multiple decks from one PowerPoint deck

I have four power point presentations which have similar content in not all but majority of the slides. How can I create a master presentation deck and link all four child presentations to it such ...
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PowerPoint 2010 and Excel 2010

I want to place a portion of an Excel sheet on to slides in PP. However, I have lots of cells in the Excel sheet that contain comments. Is there a way to bring over the Excel sheet and be able to ...
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LiveWeb Crashes Powerpoint

I'm trying to put together a presentation using PowerPoint 2010 for the foyer of the care home where I work, and I would like to include a live link to the local weather forecast. I've added LiveWeb ...
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Editable union of two shapes

I need a custom shape that is in essence two rectangles joined on the side of one of them. The shape has to be transparent, have a border, but not have a line where they are joined. And it should be ...
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Stop Powerpoint from changing proofing language to keyboard language

I use Powerpoint 2010 on Windows 7. My keyboard layout is German, but I write my presentations in English. Now I created a presentation with Default Language set to English, and I want it to use ...
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How get PPT 2010 to produce 220 ppi jpegs?

I've put together a photo collage as a single slide in PPT 2010 using a custom page size of 20"x16". When I save the slide as a jpeg, I use the Tools>Compress Pictures>Target output option to set the ...
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Applying entrance and exit animations to an object in powerpoint simultaneously

I've got an image which I would like to animate into a slide, at the click of a mouse, and then have it animate out so that I can replace it with text. I'm trying to add some humor to a rather dull ...
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Navigation between the chart or table or graphic in PowerPoint 2010

In word, I navigate between the graphic by searching ^g in find dialog box or I use browse by category option or I use goto option... My question: Is there any way to navigate between all chart or ...
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How to compare two PowerPoint (2010) text only like in word

Source (smart art, animation, formatting , casing) Draft (smart art converted to shape, changed formatting and casing, removed animation and transition and so on) While I trying a compare to in ...
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PPT 2010: Inserting a slide and it isn't using the destination theme

Help! I have created a slide master and saved it as a template. When I pull slides from another presentation and select use destination theme, it doesn't. What am I doing wrong??
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Powerpoint on monitor

I have a monitor plugged into a lap top (so I can see what I am doing). Sometimes, I must hit something and the monitor goes blank but I can see what I am working on on my lap top. I can never ...
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Forcing Windows updates to pop-up during a presentation

I am giving a presentation about Microsoft/Windows updates. To get the attention of the public I want this screen to pop-up in the middle of my presentation; maybe with a shortcut. Does anyone have ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Arc box is too large

When creating a quarter-arc as a pointer, the box needs to effectively be twice as long as the actual shape. Is there any standard shape I'm not thinking of which doesn't feature a shape box which ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Hotkey - Indent Nested List

I am using the Microsoft Office 2010 version of Powerpoint. How do I shift the indentation of a nested list to the left or to the right, while typing?
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Can you format charts from multiple slides in a single step?

Related to this post: How do I change the format of all pictures in a PowerPoint 2010 presentation?. But instead of editing formats for pictures in a single slide, I would like to edit charts in ...
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localizing powerpoint content

I created a nice presentation in English that containes many images and animations and now I have to translate it to Spanish, German, and other traditional languages. the translation should be done to ...
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MS Office Powerpoint - Embedding video but not as a link

I know it is possible to link a video, either from local drive or from Youtube. But I am looking to embed the video so I can save it and email it as a .ppt file. Is this possible? I want to be able ...
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Navigation while live editing & presenting in Powerpoint 2010

When presenting on a TV or a projector, especially during work meeting, I often haven the presentation on my laptop monitor open in edit mode and in presentation mode on the external screen. This ...
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What is the “Performing multiple tasks” button do in Powerpoint 2010?

I recently stumbled a button in Powerpoint 2010 that has the following tooltip text: Performing multiple tasks. Click to show next task. The button is in the lower right on the statusbar (next ...
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Why does comparing PPT 2010 files with different content yield no differences?

I have a PowerPoint 2010 presentation with 523 slides in it. I sent a copy to a colleague, he modified a few slides (added text to them), and sent it back to me. When I use the PowerPoint comparison ...
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Powerpoint - revealing bullets in order of audience participation

Is it possible to easily reveal bullet points in an order given by audience participation, where the answer may differ each time? eg What are the colours of the rainbow?
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Creating a custom list label in PowerPoint 2010 that uses A), B), etc

I want to make a custom list in PowerPoint, where the labels are as follows (desired format): A) B) C) ... The nearest available options in PowerPoint that I can find are Capitals with a period ...
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PowerPoint 2010 won't open downloaded files

Whenever I download a file from the Internet and try to open in in PowerPoint 2010, it fails with a message PowerPoint found a problem with the content in . PowerPoint can attempt to repair the ...
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How to show PowerPoint shapes in presentation mode after clicking (but not during editing, without macros)

In order to build an on-screen menu during presentation mode ... Is there any way to make shapes appear (after a click) in presentation mode, but hide them during editing mode? When the shapes have ...
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Need to animate an object from one place to another in PowerPoint.

I want to animate an object from one place to another in powerpoint. I can displace it between two points, but not more than that. Can someone tell me how to accomplish this:
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Downward pointing triangle with text right side up

In a diagram, I have a triangle shape containing text. It points up to some box higher up in the diagram. Now I'd like to have a similar triangle that points down to some other box. Unfortunately, ...
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Given a ppt file, is it possible to save it as a template?

I'm using MS PowerPoint and I would like to use a template I found in a pptx file. How can it be saved in the template library to be used later..?
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How can I view a PowerPoint slideshow in windowed mode (ie, not full screen)?

This slideshow is only opening in full screen mode. I can't find any context menu options that will switch it to windowed mode. Update: I am opening this .pptx file as an attachment from within a ...
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Reformat pictures in PowerPoint

How can I re-size and re-locate all images on different PowerPoint slides using Macro? size: height - 4.95 inches and width - 9 inches position: x - 0.5 inches and y - 1.75 inches
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powerpoint slide master mode: snap placeholder to object / other placeholder

I would like to design a more complicated powerpoint template with a number of objects and placeholder text boxes. I would like to have the objects and placeholders aligned with respect to each other. ...
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How do I keep slide show view to the audience, while I switch to normal and back on my own computer?

I am about to give a presentation. During the presentation I need to go back to normal view to insert some calculations. However, I do not want to let the audience see this. Can they look at the slide ...
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changes the powerpoint 2010 notes layout

I want to have a notes layout with the slides on the left and the corresponding notes on the right. Similar to the handout model with three slides on the left and where you can enter your own notes to ...
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print 1 slide on 2 pages

Hi I have a powerpoint slide, that I need to have printed in 2 halves. It's an A1, slide, and I want it to print on 2xA3, since I only have cardboard on A3, and I don't want the entire slide to ...
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Protect content of a powerpoint presentation [duplicate]

Follow up of Is there a way to secure a powerpoint presentation against edits? In my case I have a lot of animations in my ppt file and I want to preserve them. Please instruct whether converting ...
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Retaining font size in PowerPoint even in Master Slide?

Is there any way to force a font style/size, even in a Master Slide, not to change and Autofit in a slide. I have as a fifth level bullet setting a 14pt font. It's getting changed to a 13pt font ...
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Is there anyway to format negative numbers in red in a table in Powerpoint 2010?

I have tables of data and I want the negative numbers to show up in red (similar to what you would do in Excel). Does powerpoint have this capability?
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Reinstate a deleted slide in Powerpoint's Notes Page view

I received a Powerpoint presentation where someone deleted the slide in the Notes Page view. After trying this myself, doing so is deceptively simple. Open View > Notes Page, then select the slide ...
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Can you change linked charts to embedded charts in PowerPoint 2010? Or use relative links to Excel files?

I need to replicate a PowerPoint presentation across multiple countries then send the presentations to colleagues and give them the ability to edit charts. To do this I have created an Excel file ...
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Embed Excel Chart with Drop-down control into powerpoint

I have an interactive Excel chart which runs on the basis of users selecting ranges using drop down menus via the form control and I want to move this into Powerpoint 2010 for presentation purposes. ...
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How to edit text in powerpoint slide show?

Sometimes while giving a power point presentation to our board, they tend to suggest corrections on slides & tell us to update. What I do is to note them & exit the slideshow, update the ...
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Link Excel spreadsheet into PowerPoint presentation

I need to create a weekly PowerPoint presentation for various levels of management, to keep them apprised of the status for several categories of action items my department tracks. During normal ...
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Powerpoint, Disable click to next slide but not animations

I'm working on a presentation, I have a standard slide where you click to bring up bullet points on by one, however after all the bullet points have appeared I want the presenter to click one of two ...