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prezi like presentations in powerpoint

I'd like to get tips on how to embed prezi like transitions in a powerpoint presentation. Specifically, is there a way to create an animation that zooms out of one slide into another? Is there a way ...
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Import formatted text from Word into PowerPoint

I understand the basics of importing an Word outline into PowerPoint. I want to know how to import the text blocks into pre-styled text boxes that have been positioned on the slide to a specific ...
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Standalone PowerPoint/Impress replacement?

I often use AbiWord for word processing, since it has a better UI than OpenOffice. Considering that there's also a standalone spreadsheet - gnumeric, is there a standalone presentation editor/viewer ...
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How to stretch autoshape during animation in Powerpoint 2010?

I know how to use a custom animation on an autoshape to move it from one part of the screen to the other but what I'm after is that the it animates to the left while the right side of the rectangle ...
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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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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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RBG color variations from Publisher to Powerpoint

I created some graphics in publisher to use in a powerpoint presentation, however, when I place the graphics into powerpoint the colors (same RBG color as used in publisher) don't match. It becomes ...
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PowerPoint 2013 changes colors in imported PowerPoint 2010 presentation

I am helping someone out with an issue. They have Office/Powerpoint 2010 on their desktop. They will be out of town and have a company issued laptop with Office/Powerpoint 2013 on it. When we ...
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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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Summary/Table of Content Slide in Powerpoint 2013

I have been trying to create a slide for a 100+ slide deck. Earlier they used to have an automatic summary slide option in the slide sorter view. But I am unable to find it in Powerpoint 2013. I am ...
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Can I change the background color of Powerpoint 2013's read-view?

The background color of Powerpoint 2013's read-view is black in default(the two black bars on a wide screen). I find it a little uncomfortable while read files with white background. Can I change it?
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On startup: play ppt slideshow on secondary screen in fullscreen

I intend to have a slideshow running on my secondary screen upon startup (once the user is logged in). Preferably a slideshow displaying a PowerpointPresentation, but a slideshow with PDF might do as ...
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Is there a way to track derivatives of powerpoint presentations?

Say we have the following scenario: We have one master powerpoint presentation with all the slides, numbers, content, etc. And I would like to create 2 presentation from it. One that has a few extra ...
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PowerPoint’s “Save as Picture” adds unwanted space to resulting image

When I right-click a textbox shape and select "Save as Picture", no matter what format I choose, the resulting image has unwanted space in it. For example, if I have a textbox shape with text ...
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How to interactively embed web page into PowerPoint or OneNote documents?

Is it possible to embed a webpage interactively into Microsoft Office Powerpoint presentation and into OneNote page? By interactively I mean: I enter URL which has to be loaded. I can navigate in ...
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Powerpoint - EMF - Preserve shape properties

I created a square in Inkscape, set red fill color to it but no stroke and exported as EMF file. I open Powerpoint (2013), inserted the EMF file to a blank page, right click the inserted picture ...
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Problems between Powerpoint 2010 on Windows 7 and 2003 on Windows XP

We have an employee who creates ppt's on her home computer using PowerPoint 2010 on Windows 7. At work she has Powerpoint 2003 with the compatibility pack on XP. The ppt she creates at home will open ...
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Macro to change Spellchecker in Powerpoint table text

I found a macro on Change the spell-checking language on a PowerPoint presentation for changing the spell-checker for presentations, however it does not change the spell checker for the text in ...
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Starting Powerpoint show from ActiveX button

I have several slide shows where topic related shows are launched from another show which acts as an index page. This worked fine in 2007 but now in Office 2010, whilst the show is still launched ...
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video stops playing in mac 10.7.5 once file is closed and reopened

Inserted videos don't play in powerpoint after file is closed and reopened. They play when first inserted, but then once the presentation is closed and then reopened, the videos don't play. They ...
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Slideshow with automatic update

A slideshow that displays lists, taken from a spreadsheet, is to be run the whole day, looping continuously. Whenever the data in that spreadsheet changes, the slideshow should pick these changes up ...
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How to insert songs that have been converted from M4 files to MP3

I have Powerpoint 2007 and I have convertred my iTunes from the M4 file to an MP3 but I still can't inset the song into the presentation.
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Inserted videos don't play in PowerPoint for Mac after file has been closed and reopened

I can successfully load a video clip into a PowerPoint slide, but after I save, close and reopen the file, only the opening image of the video appears with no way to play it. The Play/pause bar ...
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save as PDF produces blank pages in MS Office Powerpoint

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint to save a file as a PDF. Two weeks ago this stopped working properly. The generated PDF has the proper slide format but contains no content. How can I fix this?
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Video format/codec for PowerPoint 2007?

I would like to add video files to PowerPoint 2007 slides (on PC). 1) Which codec should I use for maximum quality? 1b) Does this depend on computer-specific installed plugins/codecs? 2) Is there ...
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How can I change the default font size that is set on charts in a PowerPoint template?

As the title says I'm interested in knowing how I can change the default font size that is set on charts in a specific PowerPoint template. I'm not interested in using chart-templates for this, since ...
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How to time slides by narration in PowerPoint 2010 for Mac?

I have integrated audio in each slide that narrates the slide. At the end of the audio, I want the slides to automatically transition to the next slide. How do I set this up?
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Can you work on a read-only master and a new slide in the same window?

I have a program limitations question regarding PowerPoint for PC: Imagine two slides, one a read-only master, and one a new slide, cascaded. Now imagine that the user wants to have that master, and ...
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Is there a simple Flash applet that just displays video coming from a local webcam?

I'm looking to display a live webcam feed in a PowerPoint presentation in the most portable way possible (I can't install anything on the PC). It seems the easiest way to do this would be to embed a ...
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PowerPoint really slow for A0 size poster; how do I speed up?

I'm making a poster of my physics research project for a conference. I don't have time to learn LaTeX at the moment, and I need to be able to type inline equations within text boxes - the only ...
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How to print power point files with animation?

My power point file has animation on one slide that when printed will be a "mess". Is there a way to print the slides in which each step of the animations are printed into 1 slide?
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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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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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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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Summation lower/upper bounds appear in front of operator - PowerPoint 2013

I'm having this problem, where lower and upper bounds of summation operator (Sigma) appear in front of the operator in PowerPoint 2013 equation editor. There are three options I can select from (as ...
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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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Linking in Powerpoint

So I have a picture in a slide in a powerpoint and I have set a hyperlink to a video that is stored in the same folder as the powerpoint file. If I click on the image to run the video then that takes ...
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Powerpoint 2013 - CPU spike

for some reason when i run PPT and/or Excel 2013, and even despite pretty robust and new system (see below, please correct me if i am wrong), my computer commands of large amounts of memory and CPU, ...
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Powerpoint Autoshapes

In my version of Microsoft Office Powerpoint, each autoshape is pre-formatted with a shadow. I've tried a number of things including changing the font and then selecting "Default for new objects" but ...
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Aligning Items Across Different Power Point Pages

I want to arrange three slides in my power point presentation.. I am doing screen caps from another app. I'm pasting those screencaps into three Powepoint slides. I want the user to see the same ...
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Mint 15 - Powerpoint 2007 won't start

I'm running Office 2007 in Linux Mint 15 Olivia using Wine 1.6. Word runs perfectly well, but Powerpoint won't start up. I'll post you the terminal output. Starting Word: markus@thinkpad ...
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What is the optimal codec and encoding parameters to encode Video Podcast?

I've got recorded PowerPoint presentation (video podcast) - static slides, mainly texts, some static infographics with voice of the presenter (speech only). It lasts about 1 hour and encoded to .avi ...
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Turn a PowerPoint into a Screensaver/Create your own

I wanted to convert a PPT presentation into a screensaver on Windows, however it is essential that I can keep the animation on the slides. Is something like this possible, preferably for free. If not ...
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How to change the background colour of a Powerpoint presentation gradually each slide?

Can I automatically change the background colour of a Powerpoint presentation? I would like to have a lighter shade of a colour on the first slide and gradually darken each slide such that I end up ...
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How can I change text navigation and deletion key combinations in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac?

As Wikipedia lists and my experience tells me, most applications on Mac OSX use ⌥+⌫ (Option+Delete left) to delete a word to the left and fewer, but still many, use ⌘+⌫ (Command+Delete left) to delete ...
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Keep the “All slides” view open in Presenter view on PowerPoint 2013

My goal is to have the "All slides" view open in the presenter view so that I can preview and select to jump to, more than just the next slide in the order of the presentation; similar to the ...
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How to make Sun, Earth, Moon (Solar System) like animation in powerpoint 2010?

I am working on a presentation, in which i have to make animation to represent Solar System (Sun spin on own axis, earth also spin on own axis and also towards Sun, and moon spin towards earth.) It ...
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Force PowerPoint to open a new Excel instance

When using the insert diagram function in PowerPoint, PowerPoint automatically opens a new Excel window. Unfortunately, if you already have an Excel workbook open, it will simply use the same Excel ...
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What is the default sampling frequency that PowerPoint uses when recording audio (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or something else)?

What is the default sampling frequency that PowerPoint uses when recording audio (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or something else)? Is there anywhere to set/change the default in PowerPoint?
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Scrollbar doesn't work until I'm done dragging

In PowerPoint 2007 on Win7, the mousewheel scrolls too slowly, so I go over to the scrollbar and want to drag the scrollbar and have the view refresh WHILE I'm dragging. It only refreshes once I let ...