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

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Flow charts in PowerPoint

I am creating some flow charts in PowerPoint. As you know, when these charts get complicated, the lines run into each other and create confusion: are they meant to connect, or were they intended to ...
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Mac Office PowerPoint save as PDF with hyperlinks

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 to create a presentation, and want to save the document in PDF form. However, when I save the file using Mac's print dialog, hyperlink information is lost in the ...
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My System has no PPCNVCOM.EXE in the OFFICE12 folder?

I used Wordconv.exe to convert some .doc to .docx files, and I need to do the same to convert .ppt to .pptx files. I have a many I would like to convert using the command line, so using Power Point ...
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Delete / Remove Speaker Notes from PowerPoint Presentation

How do you remove the speaker notes from a powerpoint presentation?
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How can I create a text box in a PowerPoint slide that formats bullets just like a placeholder?

I've noticed that if I edit a slide master in PowerPoint, I can insert a special kind of text box called a "placeholder". With placeholders, I can easily create nice looking multi-level bulleted ...
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How to add a ‘multiple elbows’ to an ‘elbow arrow connector’ in Powerpoint 2007?

I'm facing the same question fretje faced in this question, but the answer on that thread was a one-off for his specific problem. Is there a general case solution to making elbow connectors with ...
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Embedding an image into Email without increasing the size to MBs

If I paste an image from PDF or Powerpoint, as an embedded object to appear in an email (eg, an invitation) - it blows the size out to 2MB etc. How do I paste it so the picture is of good quality but ...
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Powerpoint Action Settings

In a PowerPoint presentation, how do I make an object (say a rectangle or a circle) to disappear when I click on it? I have more than one such objects in my presentation and I have a picture behind ...
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Can you create powerpoint presentations that will be disabled/unreadable/expire after 6 months

I want to be able to email out powerpoint presentation that will be disabled/unreadable/expire after 6 months. Can this be done?
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How do I create a custom date format in footer that updates automatically in Powerpoint 2007?

I see how to add a date to the footer that updates automatically, either via "Insert->Header&Footer" or "Insert->Date&Time". Works great! However, I can't figure out how to do this with a ...
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Comparing two different Power Point presentations side by side

I am trying to run two MS Office Power Point 2007 presentations side by side on two monitors on the same system . So they can be compared. But power Point will not allow two instances at the same ...
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how to merge video with powerpoint file?

I want to merge video with power point file into a single video file -- related powerpoint is displayed when the video is showed (like some online training experience), and I want to know whether ...
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How to adjust length of line connecting animated shapes

I have two shapes (two circles) and a line that connects both. Is it possible to keep this connection while the shapes are moving? Meaning that the line would move and change size according to the ...
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How can I get presenter view when recording my PowerPoint presentation?

I am rehearsing towards a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 on a Win8.1 machine using dual monitors (one for the slides, and one for my notes using presenter view) . I would like to record ...
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How do I get an event to fire when the slide changes in PowerPoint?

I already know of two supposed fixes, which I will list below, along with the reason they don't work for me. The first is to use the SlideShowNextSlide subroutine. The problem with this is that it ...
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How to change the default bullet style in Powerpoint 2013?

How do I set a custom bullet style as default, which can be used anytime. OS - Win 7 (64) Office 2013 This is the default bullet list: This is the custom bullet style I have created: How to ...
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How to show the full name of an object in powerpoint 2013 animation pane

I have a powerpoint 2013 slide with tens of objects that I want to animate. I have used the selection pane to give each of the objects a meaningful name to make it easier to order them properly. But I ...
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How to print PowerPoint 2010 slides after animation? [duplicate]

I have an animation on a couple of slides in my PowerPoint 2010 presentation. I would like to print the slides in the "post-animation form" (i.e. in the state the slide finishes when the animation is ...
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Linux for multiple, independent slide shows for theatre productions?

I just finished up a production of The Elephant Man where we used three laptops running Power Point that fed three different projectors, with three different slide shows, all controlled by one person. ...
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Constructing an annual cycle/radial diagram in PowerPoint

I would like to make a diagram like the below in PowerPoint, but I can't figure out how to draw the curved boxes (like the ones that say "Fishing" or "Trapping" in the chart). Diagram ...
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How to assign shortcut key to a macro in PowerPoint 2007?

How to assign a shortcut key to my macro? Is there any way to directly assign it through VBA code?
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In PowerPoint, is there a way to create a printable version of an animated slide?

I have a presentation that has some moving parts. When printing, it of course shows the parts in their initial state. Is there a way to store a slide that would just show up when printing, not during ...
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How does Windows 7 generate thumbnails of files?

Especially for Office files (.doc, .pptx, etc.). I've noticed that I can see the thumbnails of the first slides of my ppts (in the status bar) although I don't have any software to read this ...
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Can I close a pdf completely after viewing it in fullscreen?

I would like to know if it is possible to make a PDF viewer close completely when hitting ESC on the keyboard? My problem is that I made a PowerPoint presentation and then link to some PDF that I ...
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Import formatted text from Word into PowerPoint

I understand the basics of importing an Word outline into PowerPoint. I want to know how to import the text blocks into pre-styled text boxes that have been positioned on the slide to a specific ...
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Standalone PowerPoint/Impress replacement?

I often use AbiWord for word processing, since it has a better UI than OpenOffice. Considering that there's also a standalone spreadsheet - gnumeric, is there a standalone presentation editor/viewer ...
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How force text-only pasting in emacs?

On my mac I always have an emacs buffer open and occasionally I have to copy content from PowerPoint or Word. Unfortunately, copying to the clipboard and yanking into emacs saves all the ugly ...
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SWF embedded in PowerPoint 2003--works once, but if closed and re-opened does not play

I create SWFs using Flash CS4. I can embed them fine and tney work, but if I save and close the presentation, they don't play when it is re-opened. However, if I manually change the "Playing" ...
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How to stretch autoshape during animation in Powerpoint 2010?

I know how to use a custom animation on an autoshape to move it from one part of the screen to the other but what I'm after is that the it animates to the left while the right side of the rectangle ...
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How do I launch a Power Point slide show on startup?

I want to launch a Power Point presentation on startup - in slide show mode (I don't want to simply open the file). This is to run on a kiosk.
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Can Mac KeyNote presentations exported for Windows be shown in good quality and be edited?

A friend asked me this: ...I stopped using KeyNote for one simple reason – contrary to the Mac marketing blurb, the final presentations do NOT work fine on Windows PCs – they look ...
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Is it possible to make Microsoft Office grid snapping less “smart”?

The problem In MS Office 2007, drawing objects snap to the grid differently depending on whether I move the object up or down. Steps to reproduce Create a new PowerPoint document. Click the ...
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How can I recover a corrupted PowerPoint 2010 file?

I have a corrupted PowerPoint 2010 file that I need to recover ASAP! Are there any free recovery tools out there for this?
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PowerPoint: reuse a slide multiple times in a presentation

I'm afraid I already know the answer to this one, but wanted to be sure: Is there any option to reuse a slide within a presentation? For example: If I have an overview slide containing the ...
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How do I do a PowerPoint presentation without PowerPoint available?

I often use PowerPoint for presentations. Confronted with such disadvantage: PowerPoint is not installed on each computer. Advise me an alternative solution, as you can get without having to install ...
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How can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?

I need to convert .ppt/.pptx files to .pdf files (or images) through the command line using a 3rd party product. I'm using this for a Windows 2008 server and I can't use any GUI or website as this ...
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Code in Powerpoint presentation [closed]

I am putting together a powerpoint presentation which will contain some JavaScript samples. Just wondering what tips anyone has to make this easy to read? I am specifically looking for tips on fonts, ...
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Is there a way to hide the notes pane in powerpoint 2007's normal view?

I want this away altogether - not dragged as wee as it can be, but gone.
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How to have sub-points in a powerpoint presentation

This is likely very simple. In a powerpoint presentation, it's easy to have a bulleted list of items. How do you get a sub-bulleted list under a single bullet?
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How to run localhost or local website within Powerpoint?

I have a demo coming up and I kind of want to show off different Javascript applications within the presentation. I was wondering if there was a way to run localhost, or web applications locally, ...
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Slide orientation in PowerPoint

How do I change the orientation of a single slide in a PowerPoint presentation from portrait to landscape? I do not want my whole presentation to be in landscape.
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How to mirror monitor in a Mac OS X powerpoint presentation

In a two-monitor setting (i.e. one from my MacBook Pro and the other from the second monitor), is there a way for me to present my PowerPoint document showing slides in both screens? The current ...
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How to make a matrix organization chart?

I'm looking for a good way to do a matrix organization chart. My toolbox includes Powerpoint, Visio, Excel but none of these give matrix organization chart template out-of-the-box. What is the best ...
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Is there a way to change the default animation speed in PowerPoint?

I do a lot of PowerPoint (2007) presentations, and some of those involve some rather complex diagrams that I like to build step by step, using PowerPoint's animation feature. I prefer using the ...
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How do I put a copyrighted background in a PowerPoint presentation?

I want all the slides to have the same background Also, the slides should be editable, but the background should be neither editable nor copyable Is that possible in Microsoft PowerPoint? If not, ...
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Two different slide designs in a single PowerPoint presentation

Is it even possible to do that? If so, what's the easiest way to achieve this?
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Microsoft equation editor space problem

When I use the Microsoft equation editor, if I have a word that is greater than 10 characters in length, the equation editor automatically breaks the word and puts spaces in between them when the ...
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How to create a zooming effect in a slideshow presentation?

I would like to create a presentation, similar to Power Point slides, but with a Google Maps feature. When you zoom in in Google Maps, the content becomes more detailed. That's exactly what I need for ...
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How to make an MPEG2 video file with the highest quality possible using FFMPEG?

I have got a WMV (v9 (WMV3), 960x720, 30.000030 fps, planar 4:2:0 YUV, produced by PowerPoint 2010) file and need to convert it to MPEG2 - the only format my TVset can read from an USB flash drive (I ...
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Navigate between text boxes in PowerPoint 2010

I want to navigate between text boxes (for example, title and body, or between more body boxes) within a slide in PowerPoint 2010 using the keyboard, but I can't figure out how to do that. According ...