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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PowerPoint Won't Put Display On Projector Screen

I have a course to present in half an hour. i'm using PowerPoint (2007, I think) The screen I want people to see is appearing on my notebook computer. The screen I want to see on my notebook is ...
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Using Powerpoint, how do I curve text to “bend” with the circumference of a sphere?

I'm creating a powerpoint deck. There seems to be only one kind of text box -- linear and rectangular. How do I create a text box that "bends" with the circumference of a sphere?
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Chrome extension to open Powerpoint / Documents. How does this work?

I have installed this extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-office-viewer-beta/gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj/details And now I am able to view .ppt and .doc files in my ...
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Inserting infinity symbol in Powerpoint 2010

I am trying to include an infinity symbol in a Powerpoint 2010 file on a Windows 7 machine. I have tried copying symbols from the internet, which works fine until I try to increase the font. At that ...
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PowerPoint 2010 not showing slides full screen

Recently I was showing a presentation in PP 2010 when I noticed that the slides were no longer showing full screen (either on my laptop or on the projector), but had wide black margins each side. It ...
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PowerPoint 2010 is contacting who?

I just upgraded to PowerPoint 2010, and have noticed that when I copy an image (right-click) from Google Chrome and try to paste it into a PPT, there is a short delay and the PowerPoint status bar ...
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Last slide in PowerPoint 2003 slideshow is always black

The last slide in my slideshow comes up as a black screen. I've tried all of the recommendations in PowerPoint Help but it makes no difference which slide I put in the last position; it always comes ...
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How to convert PDF to PPT or ODP?

I need to convert a PDF file to PPT file. Are there any programs which can do that? I don't need anything fancy. I just need to have contents of each page turned from PDF to PPT. No hyperlinks, no ...
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PowerPoint 2010 won't open any files

Recently I installed Office 2010 BETA on my friend's laptop after recommending it to her. The problem is, whenever she tries to open files in powerpoint it claims that there is a problem with them and ...
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Embed Powerpoint slides in Word document

I want to embed a powerpoint slide in a word document. I don't want to export it as JPG and insert the picture into my word document. I want it to be "dynamically linked", i.e. whenever I edit/change/...
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How can I make a PowerPoint Theme that will scale to 16:9 and 4:3 like the defaults?

I know how to make a powerpoint theme using the color palates, font palates, and slide masters. However, if I build it on a 16:9 aspect ratio slide, but then change the aspect ratio to 4:3, all 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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Enabling pptPlex add-in in PowerPoint 2013 64 bit (Windows 8)

I know that pptPlex is designed for Office 2010 on Win 7 (the newest version of course). But I have never seen anywhere that it incompatible with Office 2013. It is being installed successfully with ...
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Powerpoint: How to make something magically appear after clicking a key

I want to make a powerpoint slideshow where in one slide I have the equation: If x = 3 then what is y in x + y = 5. When user taps any key, y=2 appears. How do you do this? I've never seen it ...
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Disable white background of pasted text in PowerPoint

When I paste text from another source with "Keep source formatting option" into PowerPoint 2010 I receive a white background, that I don't want. How can I make this text background transparent, so ...
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How to automate making points in a powerpoint presentation appear on click for the entire presentation

I already know how to make each bullet point on a PowerPoint slide appear on click: 1. Select all the bullet points 2. Click "Add Animation" 3. Select "Appear" 4. Select Start = "On Click" This ...
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Setting the working directory for picture insert in PowerPoint

Every once in while I am using PowerPoint 2007 and always I add some figures to my slides using Insert and then select Picture. What botters me here, that it initially opens the Pictures library to ...
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How can I apply a tab leader indentation/nesting style in Microsoft PowerPoint?

I am doing a presentation and I need to customise my bullet points so they are indented in the following manner: heading 1 ....heading 2 ....heading 3 .........heading 4 heading 6 ....heading 7 ........
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PowerPoint 2007 - how to play movies simultaneously within a slide?

I have six small clips (.wmv) inside a PowerPoint 2007 slide (for Windows). If I set all the videos to play automatically only the first one starts playing. Any ideas how to make them play ...
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How do I make Powerpoint files open with Quick Look by default on Mac OS X?

On my mac, for some reason the file associations got messed up, and the default app for pptx files is now Preview, which doesn't seem to work. I'm trying to make it open with Quick Look, but can't ...
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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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Easy way/tool/plugin to display code in PowerPoint?

Is there a way to take C# code from Visual Studio and have it display with code highlighting? When I copy and paste it makes each line a bullet point and it looks terrible. Is there "Code Text Box" ...
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Problem with inserting sound and movie in Powerpoint presentation

I use Microsoft Office 2007 and I have a presentation with both sound and movie inserted, but when I move this to other computers (with the sound and movie files in the same folder as the presentation ...
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How to determine background and object colors in powerpoint 2007

I was just wondering how to determine the color (and gradient) settings of a slides background and various objects (text and auto-shapes)? When I try to change the color of slide, PowerPoint does not ...
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Losing Hyperlinks when converting PPT to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro

When I use Adobe Acrobot Pro 9.0 to create PDF from a PPT file, the hyperlinks in the generated PDF don't work (unless I have http://... in the hyperlink text)! I have checked the setting and "Add ...
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How do I resize chart elements?

I created a pie chart in Excel 2007 and then copied and pasted it into a 2007 PowerPoint presentation. I'd like to resize the boxes on the pie charts without resizing the entire chart, but whether I ...
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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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How to convert formatted text in a Powerpoint table cell to HTML

I want to convert a table in a Powerpoint slide to HTML. I know how to put in the table tags, but cannot work out how to convert formatted text inside the table cells to HTML. So, for example, how can ...
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How to Define Relative Path?

I have heard about relative paths and I think that they are of good use. But, I do not know how how to define a relative path. For instance, I have a Power Point presentation in which I use an audio (...
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How can I have the PowerPoint Slide Sorter on my laptop's screen, and the full-screen slide on the projector?

I'll be doing a rather non-linear presentation (more of a Q&A) where I'll need to pull up arbitrary slides from a long presentation. The fastest way I can jump from one slide to another is to use ...
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How do I line up subsequent slides with Powerpoint's Motion Paths?

I'm using Powerpoint's Motion Paths to move images around in my slides. The problem is, on subsequent slides I need the previously-moved images to appear in their Motion Path destinations and I can't ...
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Change powerpoint spell language in a fast way

not sure this is the right place but I found a similar question here, so probably it is. I'm working on some presentations which contain text in two different languages. These languages are ...
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Embed Prezi in PowerPoint

I'd like to get tips on how to embed Prezi like transitions in a PowerPoint presentation. Specifically, is there a way to create an animation that zooms out of one slide into another? Is there a way ...
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Convert ppt to jpg

I am using an Ubuntu system. I want to convert ppt or pptx to jpg using terminal commands. I have libreOffice and ImageMagick installed in my system. I am successfully converting pdf to jpgs using ...
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Extract Content of Powerpoint files in Readable Format?

I'm trying to extract information from Powerpoint files in a readable format. By "readable" I mean removing the "slides" factor and flowing more like a word document, preserving images and basic ...
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Possible to have row breaks in a table spanning several slides

Is Powerpoint (2010) able to create row breaks for a table spanning over several slides? If yes, how can the row breaking be controlled?
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How can I embed an AVI video in a PowerPoint presentation?

I am trying to embed an AVI video in my PowerPoint presentation. I've inserted it as a "movie" but when I actually run the slideshow, the video flashes black consistently and is unwatchable. Anybody ...
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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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Recording slide transition times in a Powerpoint presentation

I'm wanting to reliably record the times at which a lecturer changes (advances or reverses) slides in a live Powerpoint presentation. This is to enable jpeg images of that presentation to be synced ...
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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 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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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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Power Point: How do I generate this character in mathcal?

(Mathcal is a font used in Latex https://proofwiki.org/wiki/Symbols:%5Cmathcal) I have posted the question on Tex SE and it was closed http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/313269/how-to-use-...
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Powerpoint 2010: Reapply last text color with keyboard / Default action with ribbon hotkeys

In Powerpoint 2010 one can click the text-color chooser to reapply the last color selected. However, when navigating to it with the ribbon hotkeys – in the German version [Alt], R, F, B – the color-...