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

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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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Powerpoint placeholder common to all layouts

With Powerpoint, as I see it you have a Slide Master, which contains the immutable content that each slide you create contains. Here you would put headers and logos etc. Then you have layouts, that ...
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Where can I download PowerPoint and ONLY powerpoint?

I have a Windows 2012 server that I need to remotely download PowerPoint to. If I can avoid it, I'd rather not download Office. I just need PowerPoint 2013. I'm trying to automate this process with ...
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Is there a way to make a text or object of a slide master be on top level of a child item?

Is there a way to make a text or object of a slide master be on top level of a child item? Ex: - Master slide have a text or table - Layout (Master Child) have a square The text must be on the top ...
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Printing white images in PowerPoint handouts

I am creating lecture slides on a dark background. An example slide is below: Here's how the handout from this slide looks: Any suggestions as to how to avoid losing the image? Do I simply have to ...
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Exclude slides from PowerPoint handout

I'm creating lecture presentations in PowerPoint (2010) and would like to be able to exclude some of the slides from the lecture handouts. I would have thought there'd be a 'properties' tab for each ...
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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 can I run PowerPoint 2011 (v.14.01) for Mac in “windowed” mode?

I want to run a power point presentation in a window instead of full screen. I don't want any of the UI to show, just the presentation itself. How can I play a presentation without UI as if it's ...
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Updating store display PCs

I have 8 PCs that are in our business lobbies that have a PowerPoint file on a constant loop and I want to find the easiest way for a non-admin person to put up a new PowerPoint file from time to ...
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Powerpoint 2010 — the line object appears as an arrow

In my Powerpoint 2010, the line object appears as an arrow. I think this was software glitch. Any fixes?
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Embed Youtube in Powerpoint 2013

I have found multiple descriptions on the Internet about how to add Youtube videos in Powerpoint 2013, but in each case I am hung up on a single step. When I go to Insert->Video->Online Video I see ...
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What codecs does the Windows 7 & Powerpoint 2010 combination support out of the box?

Apologies if this question has been asked many times before... but I can't find a duplicate. I'm helping a colleague prepare a Powerpoint presentation. We have no control over the computer that it ...
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Too complex PowerPoint file vs. Inadequate SSD space

I've been finding my laptop is "struggling" with some complex documents. For example, recently I was working on a moderately complicated presentation using PowerPoint 2010 (OS: Windows 7) and the ...
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How to preserve the fonts in powerpoint?

I used some fonts in powerpoint 2013 and when I opened that in Powerpoint 2007 in a different PC, all the fonts have changed.Is there a way to embed/preserve the fonts in powerpoint so that it opens ...
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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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PowerPoint 2010

I created a presentation in PowerPoint 2010 using some new free fonts that I downloaded. Though both the .pptx and .ppsx files look perfectly formatted on my laptop, everyone that I sent it to for ...
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How to have connectors in PowerPoint that do not touch the shapes?

I have a connector between two shapes. The connector touches both shapes, i.e. there is no space or margin between the connector end and the shape. How can I have such a margin while keeping the ...
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How to change the default colour style for SmartArt in Office?

I'm currently building a new powerpoint template for our small business. As part of this we want to save people time by having the right colours automatically be selected when they create graphics ...
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Easiest way to center multiple objects in PowerPoint

Say that in PowerPoint, I have three rectangular shapes of the same size arranged horizontally next to each other and I want to center them on a slide as a group. If I select all three of them and ...
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powerpoint 2010 can I add a header to my presentation

can I add a header to my presentation.. option in headers and footers seems to be footers only or a header to notes and handouts not the presentation?
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how to insert a rectangle with the text on the border in power point?

What I want to do is to insert a rectangle (actually I want a rounded rectangle? ) But different from normal one, I want the text to be on the boarder, I tried right click the rectangle and select ...
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PowerPoint’s “Save as Picture” adds unwanted space to resulting image

When I right-click a textbox shape and select "Save as Picture", no matter what format I choose, the resulting image has unwanted space in it. For example, if I have a textbox shape with text ...
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How can I add additional connector (glue) points to a shape in word or powerpoint?

How can I add additional connector points to a shape in word or powerpoint? In openoffice draw these are called glue points. What I want in ms powerpoint: What I can do in open office draw: ...
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How to ensure exactly vertical/horizontal connectors between identical size and aligned shapes?

I create a shape and duplicate it, then connect them with an angular connector line. Then I decided to placed them in a vertical line, expecting the connector to become one straight line, but it ...
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Delete multiple points (vertexes) in powerpoint

I want to modify a powerpoint figure (a chromatogram) imported from another application. The figure is made of hundreds/thousands of points. I want to delete some sections of the figure. I can delete ...
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edit equations in PowerPoint 2011 (mac) that were saved in PowerPoint 2010 (windows)

I'm trying to edit a file that was saved in PowerPoint 2010, on Windows. I'm using PowerPoint 2011 on Mac OSX. The problem is that any text box that has an equation in it is un-editable (rendered as ...
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Precision custom shapes in PowerPoint

I have been given a PowerPoint shape (below) and I want to create a new version of it - say 4- or 5-sided rather than 3. Any ideas how it was created in the first place? It's a freeform shape so I can ...
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Creating sub slides in presentation file?

I have to describe my idea with a presentation file (pptx). My presentation cannot exceed 20 slides, but I want to add some extra slides with some details and show them to listeners only if they need ...
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How to create a searchable PDF from Powerpoint 2010 using Notes Pages as print option?

Related to this thread I've got exactly the same problem and tried several options to create a PDF that is searchable as well as for the slide as for the notes pages. When I ran into your solution ...
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Powepoint VBA animations do not appear in .WMV

PowerPoint 2010, Windows 7. I have a very complex PowerPoint presentation with lots of objects moving. Some of them are moved with animations, some are moved with a macro. I had to use a macro to ...
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How to Center a Table in PowerPoint?

How do I center-align a table (the table itself, not its content) in PowerPoint? I currently manually adjust the horizontal position to be 1/2 of the Slide's width - table's width. But I'm sure ...
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In search of formatting of Screen tip

Is there any way where I can increase the font size of screen tip. In the slide show... it is so small and not so visible for a huge audience presentation.
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How to show an image during a PowerPoint animation?

I have a PowerPoint slide which has a bunch of bullet points. I added each bullet point to an animation, so that every time i press a space during the presentation, a new bullet point appears. ...
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How reduce size of PPT 2010 Notes Pages PDFs?

I have a PPT presentation of about 400 slides that I periodically update and publish as PDF. The view I publish is the Notes Pages. This worked fine for several years, during which time I was using ...
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Uniformly apply image positions in powerpoint

I have a single image per slide in a 50 slide powerpoint project. I want to uniformly assign all of the images' position to a desired XY location. What's a quick way of doing this? Manually going to ...
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Auto align a image set in powerpoint

If in a powerpoint slide, I have a images set img1 img2 img3 img4 How I can auto align this images in the slide ?
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PowerPoint advance to any slide

On Microsoft PowerPoint, is it possible to change slides automatically, not to the next slide but to one completely new for example slide 2 to slide 7 without clicking anything at all? Please ...
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Power Point Presentations: filesize and background music

I've got a little problem with my powerpoint presentations (actually there are 2 problems). Basically my presentations feature quite a few images combined with some text and animations. So they ...
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PowerPoint for Mac: only show a particular animation step during editing

I have a PowerPoint slide, half of which steps through several labelled pictures using animation (one exits as the other enters). (The other half stays unchanged.) When I edit this slide, all the ...
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How do I fade in an Object from half transparent to opaque in PowerPoint 2010?

How can I fade-in an object from being half-transparent to fully opaque? Basically the transparency animation under emphasis does the exact opposite of what I am trying to achieve, which makes an ...
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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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Need to paste a column from excel into powerpoint- how to paste so they are individual slides, not one

I have a column of 50 in excel 2003. I want to paste it into powerpoint but it continues to paste as 1 whole text box. I need 50 individual text boxes. Is this possible?
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Same RGB-colors looks different in same document (Office 2011 Mac)

I made PowerPoint template on PowerPoint 2010 for PC and everything seemed to be just fine. But when I opened it on my Mac (PPT 2011), I could see the background color was wrong. So I tripple checked ...
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Microsoft Office: math

I have to give a presentation to my classmates in a couple of days, and I have Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2003 to my disposal. Is there some of way to put equations in my powerpoint (any equation I ...
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Create a PDF from PowerPoint with animations

I have PowerPoint slides with visual effects on them, so each line appears after clicking on the screen in the presentation. When I convert them to PDF the slides are mostly empty and only some titles ...
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Import pdf figure to Powerpoint in vector format

I have couple of data plots exported from IBM SPSS in pdf format. They look great. But if I export them in jpeg from SPSS or Adobe Acrobat Pro, some critical elements go missing. Is there a way to ...
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How to interactively embed web page into PowerPoint or OneNote documents?

Is it possible to embed a webpage interactively into Microsoft Office Powerpoint presentation and into OneNote page? By interactively I mean: I enter URL which has to be loaded. I can navigate in ...
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How do I remove my Windows Live information from Office 2013

I had to open an IRM protected PowerPoint file so the first time I logged in it asked me for the username and password. I was given permission to one specific email ID so I used it to login. But now, ...
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How to update a Powerpoint slide with an external database?

I have a database of 1000 users with their name, number, photos, addresses, and other fields, etc. (in RDBMS-like say mysql, PostgreSQL). But I want to implement this mostly in Excel. So what I want ...
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powerpoint transparent prints black

In Powerpoint, I have a White box with a transparent outline. This does not appear on the document, and this is deliberate, I only use the reference points for connecting lines. However, when I ...