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

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How to extract all images from a PowerPoint presentation?

I have a PowerPoint presentation that is basically a slideshow. How can I extract all the images into a folder? I've seen articles that direct you to save the presentation as HTML, but this file ...
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powerpoint slide master mode: snap placeholder to object / other placeholder

I would like to design a more complicated powerpoint template with a number of objects and placeholder text boxes. I would like to have the objects and placeholders aligned with respect to each other. ...
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Simultaniously run three Powerpoint presentations

I recently swapped three Powerpoint-presentation computers with one multi-display computer. Reason is allocation cost, energy cost and to simplify the administration when changing presentations each ...
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Remove all unused master slides in a PowerPoint presentation

My company recently created a new PowerPoint template. On its own without any slides, it is 9MB in size. This is completely unusable for sending to mobile devices and annoys customers. The main ...
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Strange error(s) from presentation remote wireless adapter [on hold]

I had to do a presentation recently, and when I do such presentations, I bring along a presenter remote and a flash drive containing my presentation. Normally I'd bring a laptop, but I've come to find ...
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Cannot download the information you requested: Power Point, Word, Excel

I have a hyperlink and when put into MS Office programs the above error will occur and the link will not be displayed. The link works for example from within lotus notes or pasting directly into the ...
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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 ...
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Can you change linked charts to embedded charts in PowerPoint 2010? Or use relative links to Excel files?

I need to replicate a PowerPoint presentation across multiple countries then send the presentations to colleagues and give them the ability to edit charts. To do this I have created an Excel file ...
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Powerpoint looping of slides

I am wanting to create a powerpoint where the first 10 slides are automatically looped with audio, and set on a timer between the 10 slides. This is easy to do, however I need a way to escape the loop ...
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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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How to convert PowerPoint presentations into a Kindle/E-reader friendly form?

I have a lot of documents in .ppt and .pptx (blame the co-workers). I would like to read them on way home or elsewhere... when I have a little time to catch up with things. One thing I could do with ...
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Slide index missing in Powerpoint edit mode

Somebody managed to turn the slide/outline navigator off by clicking the X shown in the image below. I cannot find where to add it back. I can still use the Slide Sorter view, but it's ...
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How do I animate only one word in a row?

I have a list of bullet points in my slide. In each row, I'd like to animate one word only, to give the word emphasis. But I see I can only animate a whole row. Is there any way to animate a ...
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Is there a way to remove powerpoint objects from a powerpoint?

I have a powerpoint that contains shapes. I'd like to create another powerpoint with the exact appearance but rendered objects into pictures. The reason is I need to import the powerpoint in another ...
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How to get rid of extra spaces when copying a table from Excel to Powerpoint

I have been facing this problem from times immemorial. Whenever I copy a table with data, either numbers or text, from Excel to Powerpoint, most of the times I get numerous spaces before the data, ...
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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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How can I change/update the source of an image in power point without changing crop/scaling

How can I change/update the source for an image in Power point. If I'm currently using an image, without creating a new box or any of that nonsense, can I change what image it displays, furthermore I ...
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Animation on slide change?

Well my question is actually pretty simple. Is it possible to trigger an animation before a slide change? The animation should be set in the slide master If yes: how? What I want to have: click ...
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How to auto advance a PowerPoint slide after an exit animation is over?

PowerPoint entrance animation set up with "Start: With Previous" starts right when a new slide is advanced. However, if you set up an exit animation in the same way, it doesn't start with a slide ...
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Shift+Right Click to Open .pptx as Read-Only?

When I use shift+right click to open a file as read-only, Office opens the document in standard mode instead. I made registry changes based on the second-to-last post in this thread (How can I open a ...
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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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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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How can I perform a “flip over a card” animation using PPT 2010?

I want to create an animation using PPT 2010 that will look like I'm flipping over a rectangular card, i.e., will look like I'm rotating the card with respect to its vertical axis. Is there an easy ...
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Transitioning to a specific slide

I am using PowerPoint in Office 2013 to create an advent type calendar. It is slide 1. How do I transition to a different slide for each day. Example when I click on day 2 on slide 1 I want to be ...
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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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Paste textbox from Powerpoint to Word as an editable control

I have a Powerpoint 2007 file that contains a number of textboxes and shapes with text on them. I can edit, resize, change the text, etc. in these boxes in Powerpoint. However, if I select an item, ...
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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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How/ Can I have a countdown timer/ stopwatch in a PDF?

I'm a teacher who writes presentations using Apple Keynote, exports to PDF, and just presents them in 'full screen mode' on the school's Windows PCs. Often, I set tasks for the students with time ...
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Excel or PPT: How to have two pie charts, but one legend

I would like to design a slide that shows two pie charts of the same size side-by-side, but with a single legend that is centered on the page beneath both charts. I can easily create one of the pies ...
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Why is my PowerPoint downloading blank themes?

I have Windows 7 PC that is frozen with Deep Freeze. Whenever I turn it on and then open PowerPoint, PowerPoint deletes all of the .thmx files in ...
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Changing a font's number form in PowerPoint

Some fonts, for example Corbel, include several number forms: lining figures where the numerals are the same height as a capital letter and old-style or text figures where the numerals have varying ...
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PowerPoint Linked Video's Path

There is two way to insert a big file into powerpoint. Embedding and linking. I have linked some videos in one of slides. I need to move my powerpoint into another PC, but it looks linking objects ...
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Convert embedded movies to linked Ones Powerpoint

I have a powerpoint show which contains some movies as embedded files, so the size of my powerpoint is so big. I'm trying to convert the embedded videos to linked ones. But there is a problem, I have ...
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PowerPoint 2010 - Electrocardiogram -like chart

I need to make a chart in PowerPoint (PowerPoint 2010) that is like an electrocardiogram, actually is a chromatogram, I'm trying with line charts but I can't get the "peaks" of the line. I mean, in a ...
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Change regional number format for powerpoint, but not excel

My clients (and me) are Germany-based, as such I need to use the German number format 1.000.000,00 for all client-facing documents, usually created in Powerpoint 2007. In Excel however, I use the ...
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PowerPoint 2010 stuttering on mp4 playback

I have the following: PowerPoint 2010 32bit, pptx file Embedded mp4 file 10MB in size Playback machine: Dell Latitude e6230 i5-3320M 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Win7 x64 Klite codec pack 10.15 Intel ...
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how are active text boxes made on PowerPoint 2010?

I'm trying to make a PowerPoint that could be used within a classroom which has a video clip on then an active text box alongside so the children can type in it as they watch. I'm not experienced with ...
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How can I run a macro whenever I enter a new slide?

I'd like to have a simple macro run whenever I enter a new slide, whether I got there by normal click-to-advance or by following a link within the slideshow. Is this possible? I've searched for some ...
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Shortcut for adding new row or column in Powerpoint 2013 table

With Powerpoint 2010, I used to be able to add a new row in a table with right-clicking on an adjacent row. With Powerpoint 2013, I only found the option to go into the Layout ribbon/button "Insert ...
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Paste a slide to powerpoint template

After i set the font 'Arial' in master slide of Powerpoint 2013, i copy a slide from other ppt file and paste (use destination theme already) to my template, but it also changed my font , font size ...
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Powerpoint: Autoplay doesn't work with two embedded videos?

I'm working with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. When I embed two videos in a single PowerPoint slide (using the side by side layout) and set them both to autoplay (Playback > Start > ...
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Convert PDF with embedded fonts to EMF for PowerPoint

Is there a free (i.e. gratis) way to convert a PDF file to Windows EMF (Enhanced Meta File) in such a way that text which uses fonts embedded in the PDF will be rendered the same way in MS Office ...
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Does Microsoft Power Point 2013 have auto-connect?

This is the same feature as in Visio where you can rapidly connect a bunch of shapes already on the page, as opposed to clicking the connector tool each time to link two shapes. Does PP have it? If ...
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how to quickly connect multiple text boxes in a Microsoft PowerPoint flowchart

I've added several flowchart boxes -- the typical diamond decision boxes, and rectable process boxes -- and I want to select multiple boxes and add a connection line between each one, with a single ...
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Powerpoint for Mac - can't save current page as PDF

I have a powerpoint file containing a few hundred slides, and want to save one specific slide as a PDF. I choose "Save AS", Format: PDF, and in Options I select "Save current Slide". However it always ...
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How can I access files copied to a USB drive from a Mac, in Windows?

I copied a bunch of PowerPoint files from a Mac to my USB drive. When I plugged it into my Windows PC, instead of seeing a folder, I see 2-3 files: week1 * ._ week1 * ._.Trashes (where * is some ...
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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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How to make an MPEG2 video file with the highest quality possible using FFMPEG?

I have got a WMV (v9 (WMV3), 960x720, 30.000030 fps, planar 4:2:0 YUV, produced by PowerPoint 2010) file and need to convert it to MPEG2 - the only format my TVset can read from an USB flash drive (I ...
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ffmpeg / avconv to ensure compatibilty with Windows DirectShow

I have a video file: Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from ron_1080p.mp4': Metadata: major_brand : isom minor_version : 512 compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41 encoder ...
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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 ...