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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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prezi like presentations 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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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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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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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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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 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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Software to convert Powerpoint slideshows to images?

Is there any software out there that is able to convert a Powerpoint slideshow (either in 2003 or 2007 format) to a series of JPG or PNG images? I'm looking for either standalone software that can do ...
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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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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 ...
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My powerpoint seems working in right-to-left

I don't seem to find a way to switch it off. See picture. There seems to be no way to say the paragraph is not RTL. There are addable RTL buttons in the customize ribbon dialog, but they are grayed ...
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Is there a free Powerpoint to PDF converter that preserves mathematical formulae?

I'm on a Mac. I tried using OpenOffice, but mathematical symbols often get mangled.
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How do I make a Microsoft Power Point Presentation (ppsx file) launch in my second screen at Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I have a presentation that was created with Office 2007 (ppsx file format). When I double click on it, it launches in full screen mode on screen no.1 (I have a dual ...
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MS Powerpoint: Can I use a (0,0) based coordinate system?

I want to use ppts to represent the design of some webpages that I am designing. Therefore, for accuracy, I want to be able to see the coordinates of my cursor as well as the coordinates of each ...
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MS PowerPoint one-by-one effect

In Power Point, I have multiple lines of text on one page (big surprise). I don't want them to appear one by one, but rather want to have one of them bold, then the next one (and maybe the other ones ...
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Can I create a powerpoint transition that REMOVES an element from the slide?

I'd like to create a powerpoint slide, and have elements dissappear from the slide, rather than appear. Can I do that? If so how? If it matters, I'm using Powerpoint 2003. (literally, I'm creating ...
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Sending two video feeds from PowerPoint

Is it technically feasible to send two feeds from PowerPoint? I need one feed with Normal view sent to our projector, and a second feed with the Presenter View sent to a secondary video monitor. I ...
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Removing theme from one slide

How can I remove the theme for just one slide in microsoft powerpoint? Assume I have applied a theme which has picture. Now I want to remove that for just one slide because the contents have overlap ...
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PowerPoint - Set a time for each slide and display total presentation time?

I know that the transition tabs you can set a time per slide, but this is when you're using it to automatically transition each slide. What I would like is to have on each slide a time property ...
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start power point viewer in full screen (kiosk) mode

So i have these Magic Info Pro (samsung) Software, and i installed on a remote screen the Power Point Viewer. But every time it starts, i have the titlebar. My boss wishes that this bar dissapears. So ...
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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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Add text to PowerPoint slide during a presentation

I'd like to add text to selected slides during my presentation. The text is based on audience feedback and is "throw-away", intended just to help with discussion and learning at the moment. The text ...
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Overwrote my presentation with a new blank file, now can't recover it

I had a PowerPoint file with 140 slides that accidentally overwrote with a new blank file of the same name. I always save my files on SharePoint but this time I forgot it. I tested applications like ...
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How can I change the numberes of a numbered list in Power Point?

I'm trying to create a numbered list as the content of a slide in Power Point 2010. Now, my numbering needs to start with 2.1 and go through to 2.6. It should continue with 2.7 on the next slide. 2.1 ...
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Make depending slides?

Imagine I create a slide with the word "Hello" on it. On the next slide I want to add "world", so I duplicate the slide containing "Hello" and add the word "world". Now, imagine I want to change the ...
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How can I change the bullet point indentation/nesting level 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 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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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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MS Power Point 2003: How to play all the slides quickly one after another - just like in a movie?

I have a lot of slides in my PowerPoint application and they all are just like film frames of one motion film, so I want to play back them all very quickly - is it possible in Power Point?
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Converting Powerpoint slides to an HTML slide show

Converting Powerpoint slides to an HTML slide show. Is there anyway to do this for static slides that are just text and images? This is Powerpoint 2010. I can't seem to find the option is Save As.
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No fullscreen for opening PPS PowerPoint files

Is there any way to prevent the PowerPoint player from opening PPS file in fullscreen mode? Or is there a replacement for this player that can do this and is a full replacement for the player?
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Powerpoint forces random date in footer when including date and time

I'm using PowerPoint 2003 on Windows XP. When I choose Insert > Date and Time and choose to add the date to the footer, it adds today's date in whatever format I specify, but it also adds the date ...
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TV network capabilities

Question: Can the major TV producer's internet TV systems access network resource? Info: I'm looking for large TV's right now for my company to set up in conference rooms. We want the ability to ...
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How to upscript text in Powerpoint 2003?

For some reason I can't find the menu that does that. Is it even possible in that version?
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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 ...