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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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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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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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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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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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Converting excel cells in individual slides in powerpoint

I have one long column of info (see below) and need to take every two lines (the person's response and their name) and easily make them into individual powerpoint slides?!?!?! ASAP?!?! Please help ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change default slide layout in Powerpoint

How can I change the default layout for a new slide in Powerpoint? When I go to View -> Slide Master, I can edit and add new layouts (sometimes I can also delete a layout, but not always, which is ...
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Install Powerpoint 2007 Add-In in Powerpoint 2010

When using Powerpoint 2010: is it possible to install a Powerpoint 2007 Add-In? I have a Add-In which is a dll file packaged with other files. It was designed for Office 2007. When trying to install ...
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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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Mac Office PowerPoint save as PDF with hyperlinks

I'm using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 to create a presentation, and want to save the document in PDF form. However, when I save the file using Mac's print dialog, hyperlink information is lost in the ...
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Extract audio files from powerpoint

I recorded a some audio files on my powerpoint presentation. This was done in two ways: (1) for some slides I used the record narration feature of powerpoint (the audio on each slide was recorded ...
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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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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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Replacing background graphics of a PowerPoint theme

I'm using this theme (this is my .pptx file). When I check the "Hide Background Graphics" checkbox, the butterflies' graphics disappear. I want to replace such buttefly graphic by my own ...
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How do I change the language of all Powerpoint slides at once?

I want to change the proofing language of all my slides in a Powerpoint. I've tried setting the language via the Language Preferences menu, however this only changes it for new powerpoints.
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Automatically move to a specific slide in Powerpoint?

After showing some animation introduction on slide number 2, I want Powerpoint to automatically move to slide number 6. Is there any way to for me to tell Powerpoint to automatically move to a ...
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Inline equations in PowerPoint

Is it really true that there is no way at all to insert equations (either Word 2007 math or the old Equation Editor) "inline" in a PowerPoint 2007 slide? It certainly seems to be so, but I have a ...
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PowerView to PowerPoint?

Is there a way to export PowerView slides/tabs to PowerPoint? I realize there are a couple articles on how to export PowerView from Sharepoint, but wondering if there is a way to do this for ...
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Overwrote my presentation with a new blank file, now can't recover it

I had a PowerPoint file with 140 slides that accidentally overwrote with a new blank file of the same name. I always save my files on SharePoint but this time I forgot it. I tested applications like ...
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How to change the default bullet style in Powerpoint 2013?

How do I set a custom bullet style as default, which can be used anytime. OS - Win 7 (64) Office 2013 This is the default bullet list: This is the custom bullet style I have created: How to ...
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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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Sending two video feeds from PowerPoint

Is it technically feasible to send two feeds from PowerPoint? I need one feed with Normal view sent to our projector, and a second feed with the Presenter View sent to a secondary video monitor. I ...
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What is the optimal video format/size for using in powerpoint?

My daughter's school is looking to embed some videos in their powerpoint slides. I am helping the teacher with conversion software and settings recommendations. I tend to prefer h.264 for it's ...
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power point how to connect lines to boxes

I'm fumbling through power point trying to create a basic diagram that looks like this. I'm in the "Smart tools" menu and I have a little block diagram chart up. The problem is I want to create boxes ...
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Why does PowerPoint select a different shape than the one I click?

In PowerPoint 2013 why does a shape get selected when clicking cleary outside it's boundaries. See this screenshot: both textboxes have outlines to show their boundaries I try to clicking the ...
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How do I print a single PowerPoint slide as a poster?

I have a single PowerPoint slide and I want to print it as a poster (2ft by 3ft). I do not have a "Print as Poster" option in File/Print. I would like to print the slide on multiple pages and then ...
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How can I elegantly manage a machine for running slideshows using VNC or RDP?

I have a WinXP professional machine that is connected to a video distribution system. It needs to display a slideshow on screen, and this slideshow will be changed every weekend or so. The person ...
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Embed a Non-YouTube video in PowerPoint 2013

How can I embed a video from cnbc.com or foxnews.com in a PowerPoint 2013 presentation? I am aware of how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint 2013, but when I try to embed a video from any other ...
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Kaspersky is slowing my computer [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 32bit on a dell inspiron laptop but when i installed kaspersky 2014 the laptop became very slow when opening microsoft 2007 word, excell,and powerpoint programs and even when i ...
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Cannot edit footer in PowerPoint 2010 (seems to be embedded into background)

I am not a big expert in Microsoft PowerPoint. At work we have PowePoint 2010 installed. We have a corporation-specific template that includes a kind of footer. Now, I am not sure that I can call it a ...
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Arabic in Powerpoint on Mac

How can I type in Arabic with English Powerpoint on a Mac? Details are somewhat limited, I'm helping my girlfriend out haha. Simply changing the language setting for the Mac apparently results in the ...
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Drag and drop in PowerPoint's slideshow mode

I am looking for a drag and drop functionality during slideshows in PowerPoint. I found two macros: The Learning Environment – Drag and Drop Drag and Drop in PowerPoint– Classroomtech Both work ...
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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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Selectively changing font size in microsoft equation tools

Am trying to construct an equation in PowerPoint 2010 with the Equation Tools. I want to change the size of a couple of individual characters. (Specifically: I want some enclosing braces to be much ...
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Linked images in PowerPoint not updating

First of all, excuse me if this question is asked on the wrong StackExchange site. I have a PowerPoint (2010) presentation with two slides. Both slides contain an image (two different images), and ...
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MathType and Equation Editor dropping out and it says PPT cannot read this file in windows 8

We have created equations in PPT 2011 by Equation Editor software In MAC. While we are opening that file into windows 2008 (PC), There are fonts dropping out and it says PPT cannot read this file.If ...
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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 do I get PowerPoint drag with MouseWheel to work?

here in the office in some computers you can, when zoomed in a slide, go around by dragging the screen with the mouse wheel pressed. Like the hand tool in Adobe products. This does not work but in all ...
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How to create a custom drawing in Powerpoint which animates as if it is drawn

I need to have a pre-created drawing in my slide. On animating, it should be drawn live on the screen. The drawing is not a straight line. It will be a custom drawing, say an apple. Is there any way ...