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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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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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Animate some rows or columns of a matrix in powerpoint

In microsoft-powerpoint, i have a matrix, I want to animate some elements, or consider some rows or columns of it to move that part to another matrix. How can I do it?
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PowerPoint: stop automatic formatting of bullets

Is there a way to prevent PowerPoint from automatically formatting bullet marks (esp. numbers) based on the start of the text that comes after them. For example, if the text following the bullet mark ...
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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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Merge multiple (more than two!) PowerPoint presentations into one

I'm collecting status reports from 20 different project managers and each of them sends a PowerPoint presentation containing just one slide with a status summary. I would like to merge all these files ...
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oledata.mso, image001.emz - What do I do to actually open this?

I received an email from someone I know (and expected) containing 2 attachments. I was expecting a PowerPoint file, but instead received a "image001.emz" and "oledata.mso" file instead. The ...
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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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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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Speed - Powerpoint shortcuts

I was wondering whether someone can help me with the following issue. When trying to access keyboard shortcuts in powerpoint in stepwise fashion, (e.g. when I press Alt R to go to access review menu, ...
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Automation Error Catastrophic Failure

I am trying to use excel VBA to copy some charts to Powerpoint slides using the below codes, but it shows error "Automation Error Catastrophic Failure". I can not figure out what is the problem. I am ...
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How to move bullet closer to text in Powerpoint

How can I move the bullet closer to the text in Powerpoint 2007? I want the gap to be half of what it is by default.
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When exporting from PowerPoint to PDF, how do I prevent image compression?

It seems Powerpoint is compressing the images in my slides (each slide in my powerpoint is 1 large image). I have turned off image compression in the advanced settings.
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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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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 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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How can I get presenter view when recording my PowerPoint presentation?

I am rehearsing towards a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 on a Win8.1 machine using dual monitors (one for the slides, and one for my notes using presenter view) . I would like to record ...
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How can I temporarily hide elements on a slide? [duplicate]

I have a slide on which I want to construct a complex animation, but all the elements on that slide make it almost impossible to construct what I want to achieve. Is there a way to temporarily hide ...
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Can I make a Powerpoint slide larger, with scrolling (to fit more elements)?

I'm making a wireframe for a website and I'm considering using Powerpoint. But I have a lot of fields to fit on some of the site's pages--maybe 50 or 60, so it's definitely more than can fit on a ...
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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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How can I copy/paste the *formatting* of a table in Powerpoint?

I'm wondering if there's a feature in ppt 2010 to paste the formatting of one table onto another (e.g. table borders, cell background colour). I've tried all the paste specials but nothing seems to ...
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Possible to use IRM server with a live Powerpoint demonstration?

I have a presentation where I'd like to live-stream the contents (like Microsoft Powerpoint online presentation services) however I also don't want people to do screen captures (like IRM server) I'm ...
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Corrupt PowerPoint File [duplicate]

My wife created a very extensive PowerPoint presentation. She presented it, and then decided to bring it home to save (it was very good). Sadly, she MOVED it to a key drive instead of copy. This means ...
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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, Disable click to next slide but not animations

I'm working on a presentation, I have a standard slide where you click to bring up bullet points on by one, however after all the bullet points have appeared I want the presenter to click one of two ...
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Cannot insert charts into PowerPoint 2013

I cannot insert charts into PowerPoint 2013. Each time I wish to, once I have selected the desired chart type and click 'OK', it simply blinks (exits and reopens). It then returns me to the same ...
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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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Playing AVI Embedded in Powerpoint on a Mac

I had a look at this site for a solution for my particular situation but was unable to find any that are specifically on point. I have a Powerpoint presentation originally created using an older ...
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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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Draw mirrored arrows in PowerPoint?

Using PowerPoint drawings I need to create two arrows, please see the sample image below. I want both arrows to have the same length and one arrow shall be the horizontal mirroring of the other arrow ...
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Powerpoint loop single slide until click

I have a slide with some animation. I want at the end of the slide for the animation to repeat continuously until I mouse click or press ESC. Is there any way to do this? (Even programming with VBA ...
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Is it possible to display previous PowerPoint slide on secondary monitor?

One of our lecturers is trying to set up his PC so that after he advances a slide the previous one will display on our other projector. Is this possible with PowerPoint? If not, are there any ...
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Possible to restrict a PowerPoint template?

I have a need to achieve the following: A PowerPoint template where the user can only use certain styles (fonts, size, colors, etc). Is it possible to have this restriction in PowerPoint (2007). ...
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PowerPoint “Magic Move”

I am building some mockups in PowerPoint for a new software UI application we are building. I am wondering if PowerPoint has a feature (perhaps a third party plugin) similar to Keynote's Magic Move ...
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PowerPoint 2003: change font size for on-screen Notes display

In PowerPoint 2003, one can display the speaker notes below the slide image when in "Normal" view. Is there any way to change the default "much too small" font used there? Many presenters I work ...
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Rotating SmartArt or charts in MS PowerPoint or Excel

How do I rotate (90 degrees) a SmartArt Graphic or chart in Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel? I'm trying to show rotating spheres that when lined up, provide a topic for an intro, body and conclusion ...
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Embeding a Powerpoint in a Web Page

I've uploaded the pptx file on onedrive and got the embeded link from there. I've updated it on my html page and everything seems to work fine, but I want it to be autoplayed, instead of keep on ...
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Can GIF play continuously in Powerpoint, with on-click animations at same time?

I'd like to insert a GIF into a MS Powerpoint slideshow, so that the GIF plays continuously, without stopping even if I click for other animations - and only stops until some specified number of mouse ...
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how to run four macros by click one button?

i have four groups of shapes. And each group got 6 shapes, and i would like to random choose one of 6 shapes in each group. And because i got four groups, which means every time i click a button, 4 ...
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Power Point Presentation two monitors

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I have a PC connected to two monitors that extend the desktop. My power point presentation must run different contents on each monitor, but each ...
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Changing bounds of excel file embedded in powerpoint

When I embed an excel files into powerpoint, I'm having two issues. On some of the spreadsheets, empty columns are displayed on the right hand side of the powerpoint slide On other spreadsheets that ...
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Insert Animated GIF into Powerpoint 2013?

As per title, I am looking for a way to embed animated GIF files within my powerpoint presentation. I was hoping for this to be native functionality but either inserting as image or as video does not ...
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How to automatically place the text of a shape on its border?

I would like the text associated with a shape (which is normally centered in the shape) to be automatically put, centered, on the upper border: I created the picture above by manually placing a ...
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How do I get an event to fire when the slide changes in PowerPoint?

I already know of two supposed fixes, which I will list below, along with the reason they don't work for me. The first is to use the SlideShowNextSlide subroutine. The problem with this is that it ...
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PowerPoint 2010/2013 how to override the photo album default template/layout

I am trying to find a way to override or customize the default layout/template that PowerPoint uses when I insert a photo album (Ribbon menu->Insert->Photo Album [in the images section]). We will be ...
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Embedded excel chart in powerpoint does not print correctly from Office 2013

We have a user that has Office 2013 installed in her machine - she is the only one. The rest of the users have Office 2010. The user with 2013 is the only one with the issue. There is a powerpoint ...
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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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Create a link that opens Word document on certain page

I'm working with SharePoint 2013 and I want to use hyperlinks which open a Word document directly on a certain page. I found that with PowerPoint slides, I can add &wdslideindex=30 to the URL, ...
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PowerPoint file crashes PowerPoint upon opening

I have a very perplexing situation on my hands. I have 2 PowerPoint files that crash PowerPoint when attempting to open them. The problem is that this is only happening on some computers. All the ...
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How to draw an annulus with four different color in ppt

I would like to draw a annulus with 4 different colors (in each quarter). The way I can think is to draw four quarter block arcs. But it's difficult to draw the block arc exactly quarterly. I am ...