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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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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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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How can I recover a corrupted PowerPoint 2010 file?

I have a corrupted PowerPoint 2010 file that I need to recover ASAP! Are there any free recovery tools out there for this?
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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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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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I can't remove a background image in Powerpoint 2007

I have a Powerpoint 2007 document. There is this annoying background graphic in my Powerpoint slide. I know about slide master, but this little bugger is not something that I can delete from slide ...
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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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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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GIF files skipping frames in PowerPoint

I have a strange issue. I made a few animated GIFs in Photoshop and later on I wanted to import them into a PowerPoint presentation. So far so good, but when I ran the presentation, some frames were ...
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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 ...
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Themes power point 2007 - how to hide

Does anybody know how to hides the themes in PowerPoint 2007?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to embed a video to Powerpoint for Mac/PC compatibility?

I have to include a video file in Microsoft Powerpoint format, and make it compatible for both Mac and PC. I found that wmv works best for PC and mov/mp4 works best for Mac, but none of them works for ...
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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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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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Combine multiple powerpoint 2007 slide shows

I have several power point sideshows which I want to play in order and on a loop, I use Power point 2007, and can't find the 'insert slide from file' option that used to be in 2003. If push comes to ...
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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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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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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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Start multiple animation sequences simultaneously in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint 2010 and trying to create an animation. In one of my slides, I've different objects with different paths. I'm trying to run all of them at once (not one after another). I know ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...