Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.

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Why does PowerPoint uploads files to Microsoft?

Okay, so I use PowerPoint Mobile (the store app), and it shows this whenever I open a .ppt (pre-2007 PowerPoint) file. It doesn't happen with newer .pptx formats. Also, it doesn't sometimes feel ...
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Navigate to a slide within same ppt without going fullscreen?

I have a Microsoft Office 2007 ppt file where there are multiple hyperlinks available and I want to navigate to the hyperlinks without entering fullscreen(pressing F5). I tried using Ctrl+ mouse ...
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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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How to record a slide show in windowed mode in Powerpoint 2010?

I want to use the builtin functions for recording a slide show and saving it as a video in MS PowerPoint 2010. However, when I start the recording, the slide show switches to fullscreen, which is a ...
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Removing character spacing from all powerpoint slide using VBA

I would appreciate any help on this. I'm trying to remove the character spacing (I.e. need it to be normal not condensed or expanded) from all text in power point slides. Could not find the code to do ...
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Shortcut to send a couple of slides from a presentation

Many a times I have to send specific slides out of a powerpoint presentation, via email. I follow a manual process of selecting the slides, copying them, opening a new presentation and finally ...
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Conditional formatting of PowerPoint-table

Related to this question, I wonder if there is any way to apply conditional formatting to a table in PowerPoint, without importing an Excel-table. E.g. to change the background colour of a cell in the ...
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Opening OOXML Strict documents with Office 2011/2016 for Mac?

I have a presentation saved with Microsoft Office 2013 for windows in the .pptx OOXML Strict format. When I tried opening the file on my Mac with Office 2011, PowerPoint complained that the file is ...
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Can you get a simultaneous animation and transition in PowerPoint 2016?

I have a presentation with a slide that, while it is in the process of crossfading to the next slide, I want to perform an animation. The animation and transition are of the same duration, so they ...
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Having trouble closing my circle text

I'm using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 to make some text boxes for a slideshow. I know how to use the Transform section to make circular text shapes, but I'm having trouble making a complete circle. I'm ...
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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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RGB colour values are different from Powerpoint 2011 and 2016 - how do I fix please?

It is critical that the RGB values are the same for a company brand palette but changing from 2011 to 2016 has caused a marked change that I cannot see how to fix. Can anyone help at all please? ...
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Tex-style shortcut does not work for Powerpoint 2016 Mac?

I prefer to input math equation with tex-style so that I was very impressed when Microsoft Office implemented the function from Office 2010. However, I found that I cannot use the tex-style input ...
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Is there any shortcut to insert a math equation for Powerpoint 2016 Mac?

I'm looking for a shortcut to insert a math equation for Powerpoint 2016 Mac version. I had been using PowerPoint 2010 windows, which I could "insert a math equation" using the customized ribbon. ...
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unexpected error. Powerpoint hyperlink doesn't work

i have created hyperlinks linked within document however every time i tried open the link, an error message pop out(unexpected error/Powerpoint couldn't open link). is there any solution because i ...
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Show content in a Powerpoint slide incrementally

I have seen Powerpoint presentations where content showed up slide incrementally. i.e. Suppose there is 20 lines of content on the slide. However, when you see the slide for first time, you only see 5 ...
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How do I set URLs as hyperlinks in Powerpoint?

I copied some text into a slide that includes URLs, like so: Some text here https://myaddress.net more text http://asdf.ghjk However, the URLs are just plain text without hyperlinks. Is there a ...
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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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View local webpage using Powerpoint's LiveWeb add-in

I realize this exact question was asked here, but I haven't had any luck viewing my particular webpage within Powerpoint with the LiveWeb add-in. I recall reading somewhere to enter the local file as ...
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Can Powerpoint update two Excel objects that are from the same Excel file?

I've been reading through the forums and haven't come across a definite answer for my query. I have a PPT presentation that includes 2 different worksheets from the same Excel file, pasted as Excel ...
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Windows or computer slowing down, programs not responding, browsers not loading?

Working with Windows 8. I think this may be a network issue but I don't know how to check to confirm. I am working on a powerpoint that is saved to a network location. I can open and edit it just ...
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PowerPoint: How to Retain Corner Rounding While Resizing Rounded Rectangles, just like in Adobe Illustrator?

I am using PowerPoint to create mockups of user interfaces. It's easy if you use regular rectangles with sharp corners. It's hard when you use rounded rectangles. Is there a way to retain the ...
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Display PowerPoint on TV without Dedicated PC [closed]

I would like to display a PowerPoint presentation on a TV screen. The only way I know of to do this is to hook up a dedicated computer to the TV and run the PowerPoint on the PC. But, I'm wondering if ...
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Office for Mac 2016 :: PowerPoint :: Rename Objects

How can I rename objects in PowerPoint for Mac 2016, similar to PowerPoint 2016 for Windows? The same window allows you to toggle visibility of individual elements on a slide. I can't find this ...
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How can I make Powerpoint warn me that the file I'm opening is read-only?

When I open a read-only file (e.g. someone else has it open) in Excel, it prompts me to open as Read-only or wait. When I open a read-only file e.g. someone else has it open) in Powerpoint, I get no ...
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Huge icons in Powerpoint

I have a new laptop with a pretty nice touch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440px. In Powerpoint (it's version 2016) all the icons are super huge such that I can't even see the entire menu. Any ...
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Can a text box be duplicated across slides and edited in one place in PowerPoint?

I have a Powerpoint Presentation with some animations on one of my slides. Since i want to distribute the presentation in a PDF, I need to instead make a separate slide for each part of the animation ...
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Set default font color for PowerPoint slide master layout

I want to set the default font color, for a new text box, in one of my Slide Master layouts. Right now, when I create a new text box, using one of my custom slide layouts, the default font color is ...
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Is there a built-in way to disable scrolling within the edit mode of PowerPoint 2013?

There's a very similar question here: Disable scrolling to next slide in Powerpoint Edit Mode, but unfortunately the two answers don't really answer what the title of the question appears to ask. In ...
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Open attached spreadsheet in a ppt file with LibreOffice

I have a presentation file created in Microsoft PowerPoint and one of the slides contains a attached spreadsheet created in Microsoft Excel. I'm using the presentation file with LibreOffice Impress ...
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Convert text fractions to proper format in PowerPoint 2010

I inherited a large PPTX file with lecture slides. A lot of these have equations 'inline' with the text in the form z=x/y. I've been converting these to 'proper' equation format by highlighting them ...
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PowerPoint file --> 'missing font' error when opened in Keynote

Here is our situation. We have a nice PowerPoint Office 2007 presentation file (.pps) which opens on all devices -- Windows, Mac, desktops, tablets, iPhones. Only when opened in Keynote on a Mac the ...
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How to adjust line width with hotkey in powerpoint? (2010 or above)

How to adjust line width in powerpoint? My powerpoint version is 2010. I have known hotkeys such as control shift + arrows to adjust block widths and heights. However, I do not know how to adjust ...
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Powerpoint 2013

I want to animate a bike going across the screen, but I also want the spokes to spin. I have treated it as three separate pieces of art: bike + 2 wheels - but I can't get the wheels to travel across ...
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PowerPoint to pdf — loss of image quality (samples provided)

We hope we can get some competent help. We tried to solve this for the past couple of hours, but no luck. We have a PPT PowerPoint file (MS Office 2007) which includes a couple of screenshots and ...
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How to link to a specific PowerPoint page/slide in PowerPoint Online or docs.com

On slideshare.com one can link to specific page/slide like this: http://www.slideshare.net/Veodin/veodin-slide-proofmanual#4 How can I achieve the same on a PowerPoint presentation published on ...
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How to compare long webpages in powerpoint

I've redesigned a website and I would like to show my client a before & after of the website. The website is very long, so I cannot do it in one slide. I would like to paste an old & new ...
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PowerPoint 2013 presenter view slides

In previous versions of PowerPoint in presenter view you could see all the slides at the bottom and scroll through them but this seems to have been removed in 2013. Is there any way to get this back? ...
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How to change Microsoft Office default save location from OneDrive

I have Office 2016 for Mac, and when I go to Prefs for each app, I can't find any option to change the default location for Open/Save operations to local from OneDrive. I really don't want to use ...
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Powerpoint - embedded wmv not playing on some devices

We are using MOODLE and consequently uploading current Powerpoints with embedded video within. However, the wmvs will run on some pc's but not our laptops or on our training network. Any ideas as to ...
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Resize Powerpoint slide to fit content

Question Overview I'm using Powerpoint to create my drawings. When using the normal slide size, there is some white area around the graphics. In Visio, one could crop the page to fit the margins of ...
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Insert Title of Presentation In Slide Master

Powerpoint allows you to set properties of presentation such as the title. I am trying to create a template that will put the title on each of the slides. I cannot seem to do this easily without ...
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Can Powerpoints link to information online without user consent?

I recently read a superuser question here regarding whether or not PDF files could access the internet when someone opens them in Acrobat. This led me to wonder, when I open a powerpoint file, can it ...
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MS Office: How can I replace all occurrences of a word by a symbol?

I want to replace all occurrences of '*' by the multiplication symbol (the slanted cross symbol that looks like an X (but is not quite an X)) in a Powerpoint application, but the Find/Replace dialog ...
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How do I jump directly to next page without animations?

If I have a PowerPoint document with several pages and several animations per page... If I press the "Right Arrow" it will go to the next animation on the same page, and it will continue jumping to ...
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PowerPoint 2013 slideshow, initiated from task scheduler, does not take over screen, runs in background

Ever since we moved to Office 2013, my PowerPoint slideshow that is initialized every 2 minutes from the task scheduler, does not take over the screen. Instead, it runs in the background. I can ...
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Running long list as credits on PowerPoint with credits animation

I am trying to run a long list of credits (bit like the movie credits) in PowerPoint with the credits animation feature. However, I can't seem to get it display to full list. The problem I seem to be ...
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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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Codec missing powerpoint; how do I get get my media to play?

I designed a presentation pull of interconnected audio & video files in 2013. Edited since in 2007 and most of my media wont play. Tested in 2010; It offers to upgrade the media and then says ...
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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 ...