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

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Is there keyboard shortcuts for changing slides in PowerPoint 2013 even when you're in the notes pane

When I go to lectures, I use the notes pane to comment each slide in the pre-distributed PowerPoint file. But to use PageUp and PageDown to change slide, I can't be in the notes pane. Therefore I have ...
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How to change PowerPoint 2013 measurement unit from inches to points (pt) as in Mac Office 2011

I am used to work in "pt" units (points) in Mac Office 2011 PowerPoint and I find no way to set the unit of measurement to pt (points) in PowerPoint 2013. Is there any way to set the measurement unit ...
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Make a animation path separated by clicks

I have a long text on powerpoint slide. Instead of separating it on multiple slides, I made an animation that moves it up using animation path, so that text hidden at bottom appears while text on top ...
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How to launch a dialog box with fill-in-fields in a Powerpoint 2010/2013 document?

I would like to set a PPT presentation which launches a dialog box at the opening of the document where I could directly fill in some fields with information (such as the name of my client, the name ...
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Can I change the background color of Powerpoint 2013's read-view?

The background color of Powerpoint 2013's read-view is black in default(the two black bars on a wide screen). I find it a little uncomfortable while read files with white background. Can I change it?
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How to create or save a PDF with printing/editing restrictions without using Adobe? [closed]

I saved a Powerpoint as a pdf in Office 2007 but I don't see any options to add print restrictions or edit restrictions to it. I don't have Adobe either, so I'm wondering if there is any alternative ...
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Autosize Shape text boxes in Powerpoint 2007

I'm adding many Shapes to a presentation which I then fill with text. Is there a function with Powerpoint 2007 which autosizes the Shape to the amount of text contain? Many thanks BobJim
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Font problems in PowerPoint following Maverick upgrade

After upgrading to Maverick, my fonts on PowerPoint are corrupted. Instead of printing a single quote, my system prints a division sign, the Apple chancery font is gibberish, and so on. I've got a ...
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Converting Powerpoint to PDF server-based solutions?

I asked a version of this question earlier, but I'm in need of other solutions, so this is a more pointed question. I'm in need of a server-based solution for converting ppt files to pdf files. This ...
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Which version of PowerPoint was used to create a document?

How can I find out which version of PowerPoint was used to create a particular document? General answers welcome, answers describing how to do it using PowerPoint 2011 (Mac) are even better. I'm ...
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Powerpoint 2013 - Please wait while we load pictures

Ever since I "upgraded" to Powerpoint 2013 I have run into several annoyances. One of those is that every time I need to change a picture in a presentation, the screen below pops up first. Usually it ...
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How to change default text direction in Power Point 2010

My Power Point default text direction is right to left. How can I change it to left to right?
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How to make a picture, in Powepoint, perform an animation (rotate) and then automatically an action on click

Is it possible? Let's say I put a small star in the right-corner of all my slides. I would like, when I click on that star, for it to rotate, which I noticed I could do by animating it, and after the ...
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Slide number does not appear in Power Point template

I want use this Power Point template but I am not able to insert page numbers in it. What is the solution?
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On startup: play ppt slideshow on secondary screen in fullscreen

I intend to have a slideshow running on my secondary screen upon startup (once the user is logged in). Preferably a slideshow displaying a PowerpointPresentation, but a slideshow with PDF might do as ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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Force Resultion for Presenter View

We have an issue with a projector where it can only display up to 720p input. It is a 1080p projector and was working before, but the wires may have been run too long in order to conceal them. The ...
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Colors in Mac PowerPoint not exactly as specified

(crossposting from http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/21918/colors-in-mac-powerpoint-not-exactly-as-specified) In Mac PowerPoint, I tried setting the fill color of a rectangle and the ...
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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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How do I add a new “bullet” style to the list of frequently used bullets in powerpoint?

Powerpoint conveniently gives me a list of default bullet styles to use, but I want to add another - the dash ("-"). How can I do this? Thanks! /YGA
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Powerpoint Visited Hyperlink

I have a table of hyperlinks in PowerPoint, and I would like a visited hyperlink to change color (or disappear altogether preferably) after I click it. It's a Jeopardy board and I would like to ...
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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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Is there a way to track derivatives of powerpoint presentations?

Say we have the following scenario: We have one master powerpoint presentation with all the slides, numbers, content, etc. And I would like to create 2 presentation from it. One that has a few extra ...
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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 ...