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

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Can I recover a PowerPoint file that was replaced with a blank presentation?

A colleague had her PowerPoint presentation overwritten with blank presentation, using PowerPoint 2007 on Windows 7. System Restore is turned off and it looks like Shadow Copy also didn't work as ...
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Linking in Powerpoint

So I have a picture in a slide in a powerpoint and I have set a hyperlink to a video that is stored in the same folder as the powerpoint file. If I click on the image to run the video then that takes ...
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Powerpoint 2013 Equation tool does not allow full-size fractions

I have noticed that, when using the native Equation tools functionality (which has replaced the old Equation Editor) that some of the structures are not allowed in Powerpoint 2013, and specifically ...
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Summary/Table of Content Slide in Powerpoint 2013

I have been trying to create a slide for a 100+ slide deck. Earlier they used to have an automatic summary slide option in the slide sorter view. But I am unable to find it in Powerpoint 2013. I am ...
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Powerpoint 2013 - CPU spike

for some reason when i run PPT and/or Excel 2013, and even despite pretty robust and new system (see below, please correct me if i am wrong), my computer commands of large amounts of memory and CPU, ...
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hide the slide using the add notes in powerpoint

in powerpoint I used to hide some content of the slide by dragging the add notes, and I have another powerpoint and I can't do the same thing, every time I try to drag the add notes it changes the ...
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PowerPoint Theme Name is “Blank”

I have added 2 Custom Colours to an Office Theme called TMRColours.thmx. The goal is to have this theme used by default in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, making the 2 colours available in all ...
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How to get slides with images to print out in high quality from Powerpoint?

We are looking to print a document from Powerpoint Professional Plus 2010 In the master template I've placed a vector image of our company logo on the slide as a .png image file. However when we send ...
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How to create a stack of cubes with text in powerpoint

I'm trying to create a stack of 3-dimensional cubes with text and perspective like above. I only need to create one cube; I can manage stacking the rest. I'm having difficulty creating a single ...
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Text box mirror text

Using PowerPoint 2013, I have a text box with some text in it. I would like to apply a mirror effect to the text box, so that the text is a mirror image of the default. I tried Rotate Flip ...
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How can I determine the size of individual slides in a PowerPoint slide deck?

I have a powerpoint file containing images and it has gotten too big for emailing and I need to decide which slides to cut out. But how can I tell which slides are consuming all the space? There could ...
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PowerPoint for iPad - no audio?

I downloaded PowerPoint for iPad and uploaded one of my presentations that has audio in it. However, when I ran the presentation, I was unable to hear the audio. Everything else worked just fine ...
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Opening a folder from PowerPoint

I can embed elements in PowerPoint and assign actions to them, e.g. run a program. However, if I enter a directory name, it does not open the directory. I tried: directory name only start + ...
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Aligning Items Across Different Power Point Pages

I want to arrange three slides in my power point presentation.. I am doing screen caps from another app. I'm pasting those screencaps into three Powepoint slides. I want the user to see the same ...
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Embed slides from another PowerPoint presentation

Is there any way to really reuse existing slides by embedding/linking them to a new presentation? I know the "Reuse slide" features and have read the 15679 tutorials copy-pasted from the official MS ...
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How to change text background color in PowerPoint 2013 [duplicate]

I need to make presentation and paste there some code blocks from Visual Studio and preserve the text formating. Unfortunately when I paste it with keeping the format, the text has white background. ...
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How do I change the color of a hyperlink in PowerPoint?

I put a link to a website in a powerpoint presentation. The link comes out red on the screen. That color looks bad against the brown background. I would like it to be white or yellow or bright ...
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How can I turn kerning on by default in Powerpoint 2010?

I understand how to turn kerning on for individual blocks of text, or individual text boxes, in Powerpoint. However, it is off again by default on every new slide and every new text box. How can I ...
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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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Is there a way or code that will pull data from Excel and place it in specific order on powerpoint presentation? [duplicate]

I'm going crazy trying to figure this out, there has to be an easier way. I will try to explain as best as possible: I am preparing a powerpoint presentation for a trial, it will contain aprox. ...
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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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How can I change text navigation and deletion key combinations in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac?

As Wikipedia lists and my experience tells me, most applications on Mac OSX use ⌥+⌫ (Option+Delete left) to delete a word to the left and fewer, but still many, use ⌘+⌫ (Command+Delete left) to delete ...
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How to copy picture in same position for all slides

I have made my presentation which is about 60 slides long and I want to copy a logo to the same position of each slide. Is there a way to do this without manually copying and pasting the logo? I am ...
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Duplicate textbox in powerpoint

I see the "Duplicate" button only for the slides. How do I find it for the textbox? Inkscape, for instance, has such option to create the new object right at the same place as the source object. This ...
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Add a pop-up reminder at specific intervals during a presentation in Powerpoint 2013

We have these long presentation in our organizations, where is becomes essential to keep track of time and speed of the presentations. We have started various measures such as displaying the the Slide ...
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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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Microsoft PowerPoint: Text in imported image is blurry

I am using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. When I import an image that has text in it, it gets blurry on the import to PowerPoint. Any solution to this?
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How to create a custom “Shapes” menu in Powerpoint

By the "Shapes Menu," I mean the menu that you get to from the ribbon by going to Home -> Shapes. I would like to either: Choose my own shapes for within the Shapes menu, including changing the ...
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In PowerPoint, is there a keyboard shortcut for bulleted / numbered list?

OneNote has two useful keyboard shortcuts for bulleted and numbered lists, namely Ctrl+. and Ctrl+-. Is there something similar for PowerPoint where the work with lists is also very common? Haven't ...
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How do I link to excel chart data in PowerPoint with relative paths?

This question is similar to the question posted in How do I embed video in PowerPoint with relative paths? But in my case I search for an answer to get Excel charts, which are linked in an absolute ...
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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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Beginner Microsoft power point one picture at a time

Hi I am doing a presentation and wanted to know how I could display one picture at a time on each slide because right now if I click a slide it displays all the pictures at once. I want to display ...
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Creating custom groups within the ribbon in Mac Powerpoint 2011

It seems like I can only adjust whether tabs are shown or hidden and the order in which the tabs appear. Am I missing something? or does powerpoint's mac version just suck?
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To convert Powerpoint into outline of Tex-file effectively

I have lectures as powerpoints. I want to convert text and lists to tex-file. If there is a picture, a mark can be left to a file. I can individually add pictures. I tried to save the ppt document ...
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How to get rid of prompts for credentials connecting to proxy Server officeimg.vo.msecnd.net in Office 2013?

I have experienced this issue mainly with Excel, Word and Powerpoint 2013, where there is constant pop-up box asking for login credentials as it tries to connect to officeimg.vo.msecnd.net I have ...
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Changing the bounds of an inserted Excel spreadsheet in a Powerpoint slide

I have a table in a Powerpoint slide that is editable with Excel. I wish to amend which rows and columns are displayed within the Powerpoint slide. I have seen the answer posted to a similar question ...
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PPT does not show all the slides when I do the slide show

I am having a strange issue. When I play a slide show I can not see all the slides. But when I open the slides in my MS powerpoint for edit, I see all the slides. Any reason for that to happen?
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How do you insert MPEG-2 movie into PowerPoint 2010 presentation?

I am trying to insert an MPEG-2 movie into my PowerPoint 2010 presentation. It plays fine in the Windows Media Player on this computer, and the equivalent AVI movie inserts no problem, but the MPEG-2 ...
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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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Print PowerPoint slides without a margin to One note

Every time I print a PowerPoint slide to One note the slides have a margin around them as if I'm physically printing them. Since One note already positions the printed slides with space between each ...
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How to view a presentation generated by Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2002

We've been provided a link to a HTML presentation generated by Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2002. This link does not work neither with IE 11, Chrome 31, Firefox 26 nor Safari 7. I've even ...
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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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Cannot embed YouTube video in PowerPoint 2010

I'm trying to embed a YouTube video in a PowerPoint 2010 presentation on 32 bit Windows 7 Professional. I've followed the Microsoft directions to pick the "Use old embed code" option on YouTube, and ...
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Setting the language of a Powerpoint presentation

Is there any way of setting the language of a Powerpoint presentation to be different from the system language? I found ways for changing the language of currently existing placeholders (and also VBA ...
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Formatting to Fit On Page

I have a PowerPoint presentation made by someone else with multiple slides having the text protrude outside of the slide boundaries, so that when I export to PDF the relevant text (or specifically ...
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Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 background music

I am trying to put an audio background to a presentation, but I need it embedded, so I don't need the audio source file when I do the presentation. I have searched around and the official answer is ...
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Powerpoint language does not follow slide master

I have a Slide Master with a textbox for the title and another textbox below. Both of the textboxes are set to use English (U.S.). Whenever I create a new slide based on that master, the language of ...
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Power Point 2007 won't automatically advance to linked presentation

I'm using PPt 2007. I've successfully linked 3 PPt presentations; however, I can't advance from the last slide in, for example, presentation #1 unless I click. I would like PPt to simply advance ...
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Combining shapes doesn't work in PowerPoint

I've added Combine Shapes to my ribbon, as per these two articles on the MS Office blog. I select the first shape, the second shape and... it remains inactive. Disabled. When drawing new shapes, it ...
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How to update a PowerPoint slide while presenting

I need to find a way to update a powerpoint slide mid-presentation with images based on audience feedback (ie. audience votes for an image and then that image gets put on a slide later). I'm ...