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

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PowerPoint: only show the objects belonging to a particular animation step

I am trying to create an animation (in PowerPoint 2010) where I show one chart with some data, and I do some annotations on the chart itself (to highlight several parts of it). If I want to put many ...
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Excel data into PowerPoint slides

I have already found some helpful sites but I'm still unable to do what I want. My Excel file contains few columns and multiple rows. All the data from one row would be in one slide but data from ...
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Change the spell-checking language on a PowerPoint presentation

I received a PowerPoint presentation with dozens of slides, each of them with a number of text boxes. Although the presentation is written in English, the language for spell checking is set to ...
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Export PowerPoint to PDF with each animation on a separate slide

I have a PowerPoint presentation where I extensively use simple animations, only appear/disappear effects triggered by the mouse (not time based), without any smooth transitions. Is it possible to ...
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Create a PDF from PowerPoint with animations

I have PowerPoint slides with visual effects on them, so each line appears after clicking on the screen in the presentation. When I convert them to PDF the slides are mostly empty and only some titles ...
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How do I embed video in PowerPoint with relative paths?

I'm using PowerPoint 2003. Does anyone know how to embed a video in a PowerPoint presentation in such a way that it can be moved to another computer? Possible solutions I'm considering: Actually ...
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Split Excel table over multiple PowerPoint slides

I have a table in Excel which is too long for one PowerPoint slide. So I would like to split it over 2 or 3 slides, but have the header on each of the slides. What is the easiest way to accomplish ...
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What is the shortcut key for starting the slideshow from the selected or active slide?

What is the shortcut key for starting the slideshow from the selected or active slide?
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Is it possible to increase only the vertical size of a shape in PowerPoint?

I have a shape (rounded rectangle) in PowerPoint 2007 of which I would like to increase the vertical size only (to illustrate de-bottlenecking). So, the width will stay the same but the height will ...
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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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Why does Powerpoint 2010 print notes pages to PDF as raster images?

I'm trying to print a 40-slide powerpoint presentation to PDF in notes pages format, and the resulting .pdf file size is 10x bigger than the .pptx file. Acrobat's space audit says it's 99.7% image ...
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Disable white background of pasted text in PowerPoint

When I paste text from another source with "Keep source formatting option" into PowerPoint 2010 I receive a white background, that I don't want. How can I make this text background transparent, so ...
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Arabic in Powerpoint on Mac

How can I type in Arabic with English Powerpoint on a Mac? Simply changing the language setting for the Mac doesn't work.
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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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Avoid Powerpoint(/Word) 2010 creating temporary files in working directory

When opening a temporary file, Powerpoint 2010 usually creates a temporary, hidden file called ~$filename.pptx in the same directory. This is undesirable, since it can cause unnecessary activity with ...
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how to merge video with powerpoint file?

I want to merge video with power point file into a single video file -- related powerpoint is displayed when the video is showed (like some online training experience), and I want to know whether ...
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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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Disable scrolling to next slide in Powerpoint Edit Mode

When editing in PowerPoint lately (using 2010, but occurs in other versions I believe), I have often pasted in large images that are larger than the screen. I'll then scroll down (with my trackpad) to ...
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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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Skip animations on current slide in PowerPoint

This is most likely a fairly simple question but I could not find any answers when I looked around (might be just me who is not really good at googling). I have a fairly long powerpoint presentation ...
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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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Same RGB-colors looks different in same document (Office 2011 Mac)

I made PowerPoint template on PowerPoint 2010 for PC and everything seemed to be just fine. But when I opened it on my Mac (PPT 2011), I could see the background color was wrong. So I tripple checked ...
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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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Powerpoint 2007 linking to external content

I have about 50 presentation, and one text box is the same for all of them. The problem is that if I need to edit that text box I have to do the same thing 50 times. Is there a way to have it load ...
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Powerpoint crashes far too frequently

A user of mine does a lot of work in Powerpoint 2007. She frequently has several instances open, but we've experienced the same issue with only one instance open. She'll be working in Powerpoint and ...
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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 can I animate a PowerPoint diagram? [duplicate]

I'm trying to animate a sequence diagram within a PowerPoint presentation. The idea is to animate the flow of data between the various actors of the sequence to explain how a software integrates with ...
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PowerPoint 2007 slides are only partially converted to PDF since SP3

EDIT: Microsoft support has confirmed that it's a bug with PowerPoint 2007 SP3. I have recently encountered a problem with the "Save as PDF/XPS" add-in for PowerPoint 2007. When I use "Save as PDF/...
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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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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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The file came from another computer and might be blocked

I have received a file of type PPT. When I try to change the content it doesn't open with Microsoft PowerPoint, but directly goes to the slide show. When I check the properties of that file, it says "...
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In PowerPoint, is there a way to create a printable version of an animated slide?

I have a presentation that has some moving parts. When printing, it of course shows the parts in their initial state. Is there a way to store a slide that would just show up when printing, not during ...
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How do I make Powerpoint files open with Quick Look by default on Mac OS X?

On my mac, for some reason the file associations got messed up, and the default app for pptx files is now Preview, which doesn't seem to work. I'm trying to make it open with Quick Look, but can't ...
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How to analyze whether a PDF file is valid?

I have been running into problems with Office2007-generated PDF files. You can read all about it here. TL;DR: Some PDFs generated from PPTX files using the "Save as PDF/XPS..." add-in are ...
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Inserting infinity symbol in Powerpoint 2010

I am trying to include an infinity symbol in a Powerpoint 2010 file on a Windows 7 machine. I have tried copying symbols from the internet, which works fine until I try to increase the font. At that ...
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How can I have the PowerPoint Slide Sorter on my laptop's screen, and the full-screen slide on the projector?

I'll be doing a rather non-linear presentation (more of a Q&A) where I'll need to pull up arbitrary slides from a long presentation. The fastest way I can jump from one slide to another is to use ...
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Setting the working directory for picture insert in PowerPoint

Every once in while I am using PowerPoint 2007 and always I add some figures to my slides using Insert and then select Picture. What botters me here, that it initially opens the Pictures library to ...
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Flip Animation in PowerPoint 2010

I'm creating a PowerPoint presentation with some index cards and would like to be able to 'flip' to the back of the card. This tutorial shows How to Build a Flip Custom Animation Effect in PowerPoint,...
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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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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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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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Is there anyway to format negative numbers in red in a table in Powerpoint 2010?

I have tables of data and I want the negative numbers to show up in red (similar to what you would do in Excel). Does powerpoint have this capability?
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Powerpoint - can I do this?

I have been asked to create a powerpoint presentation that is a then and now. So, what I want to do is to have the then photo on half the slide and then have the now photo appear beside it. Can I do ...
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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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Software to convert Powerpoint slideshows to images? [closed]

Is there any software out there that is able to convert a Powerpoint slideshow (either in 2003 or 2007 format) to a series of JPG or PNG images? I'm looking for either standalone software that can do ...