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

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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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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 can I embed programming source code in Powerpoint slide and keep code highlighting?

Is it possible to embed programming source code to Powerpoint slide, and keep code highlighting/coloring?
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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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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 to simultaneously rename a file in MS Office and delete old version?

In Microsoft Office, when wanting to save a file to a different file name without keeping a copy of the previous file name, doing so requires two steps: First, File -> Save As... and select the new ...
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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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Powerpoint: how to insert document property (aka 'field') in slide?

How can I insert a document property (e.g. the author's name) in a slide in PowerPoint 2007? I know this can be done in Microsoft Word, but I can't find how to do it in PowerPoint. (The idea is that ...
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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 do I animate only one word in a row?

I have a list of bullet points in my slide. In each row, I'd like to animate one word only, to give the word emphasis. But I see I can only animate a whole row. Is there any way to animate a ...
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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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Adding object to existing group

I'm making a powerpoint presentation that are using alot of annimation, since this is to be recorded as a video. Only tool I had that suited my needs and I allready had. I now have a bunch of groups ...
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Multiple instances of PowerPoint (2007)

How can I open PowerPoint twice so I can view two presentations, one on each screen of my dual monitor set up?
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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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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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PowerPoint Rehearse Timings with Use Presenter View Checked

I am trying to rehearse a presentation and have been dismayed to discover that when trying to use Rehearse Timings I do not get a Presenter View. When just doing slideshow I do but not when attempting ...
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Powerpoint: animation to build a table, one row at a time

I've got a slide in PowerPoint 2007 containing a table with several rows. I'd like to build this slide one row at a time (so that the audience doesn't see each row until I'm ready to talk about it). ...
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How do I track changes in Powerpoint?

In Microsoft Word, one can track changes. How do I do so in Powerpoint?
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Convert PowerPoint to Flash or Silverlight? [closed]

I have a simple PowerPoint presentation and I would like to convert it to Flash or Silverlight. The presentation is a simple "Slide after Slide after Slide" and my first guess was to use OpenOffice ...
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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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How to insert column break in PowerPoint 2010?

I found a solution for PowerPoint 2007 but it doesn't work for PowerPoint 2010 because there is no such menu. Do you know if it is hidden somewhere or other ways to insert a column break in multi-...
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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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How can mouse clicks stop working in Windows but I can move the mouse?

Situation: Windows 2008 Server with SP2 64 Bit used as "Terminal Server", Direct X 11 Office 2007 32 Bit .net add-in for PowerPoint using WPF, nlog, Lucene the add-in is for end-users and 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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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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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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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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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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How to set all text in all slides to the same font?

I'm making a presentation that's looking a lot like the Frankenstein monster right now. There are 4 different fonts being used throughout all the slides, and I'd like to normalize this. I want to set ...
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Remove all unused master slides in a PowerPoint presentation

My company recently created a new PowerPoint template. On its own without any slides, it is 9MB in size. This is completely unusable for sending to mobile devices and annoys customers. The main ...
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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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PowerPoint, click and open external file during presentation

is it possible? During presentation on some slide I click on some part of the slide and then the OS opens some external file with its associated program.
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Free-flow Alternative to Powerpoint?

So I've been digging around the net trying to find a good set of alternatives to Powerpoint. Part of my interest is that I found one, Prezi, that I liked for it's free-form style. Part of the power ...
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On Linux, how to export .svg files into a vector format readable by Powerpoint?

I am working on a Linux computer, and have a bunch of .svg files. I have to give them to a client who will insert them into a Powerpoint presentation (the client is working on a Windows machine). I am ...
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How can I smoothly switch between a presentation and another data source?

In the next couple of weeks, I'll be giving a lot of presentations using PowerPoint on Windows. Problem is, a lot of the data I want to cover doesn't belong in a PowerPoint slide. I'll be doing ...
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Paste textbox from Powerpoint to Word as an editable control

I have a Powerpoint 2007 file that contains a number of textboxes and shapes with text on them. I can edit, resize, change the text, etc. in these boxes in Powerpoint. However, if I select an item, ...
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When embedding an Excel chart on a PowerPoint slide, why does the text look awful?

I have a recurring problem with Excel 2003/PowerPoint 2003, where I have a nice-looking chart in Excel and try to embed it on a PowerPoint slide. Quite often, the text in the chart (labels, axis ...
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Powerpoint 2013 - Please wait while we load pictures

Ever since I "upgraded" to Powerpoint 2013 I have run into several annoyances. One of those is that every time I need to change a picture in a presentation, the screen below pops up first. Usually it ...
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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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Force PowerPoint to paste in place like every other graphics editor in the world?

Is there a way to force Power Point to paste copied objects exactly on top of the original object? The auto-displacement a little down and to the right is very frustrating.
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Killer power point presentations [closed]

How can I hone my presentation to look out of the ordinary? Are there any add-ons to Microsoft PowerPoint to assist the presenter? Something like showing the next slide as a thumbnail only to the ...
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PowerPoint slide sorter / editor keyboard shortcut

whats the keyboard shortcut to go to (and from?) the slide sorter and the editor?
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Advance PowerPoint slides automatically

I'm preparing for an Ignite talk and need to create a presentation in which each slide advances automatically after 15 seconds. I'm using PowerPoint 2007 and there is a setting that supposedly does ...
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Is it possible to have meaningful labels in the Custom Animation pane?

The Custom Animation panel shows items with labels such as "Rectangle 37", "Group 59", etc., which are meaningless and hard to associate with the items on the slide. Is there a way to name these ...
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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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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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How to embed a shell and browser into a presentation?

I am responsible for demonstrating changes to our software every two weeks. Since the software has both telnet and web interfaces, I think it would help the demo go more smoothly if I could embed a ...
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LaTeX vs Powerpoint for presentations

I had been wondering what are the advantages of using LaTeX (specifically the presentation packages: beamer or texpower) over powerpoint for presentations. The advantages which I have seen on the web ...
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Convert .png images into a .ppt presentation on Linux?

I've created a presentation as a series of .png images, one per slide. What is a good way to convert these into a .ppt (PowerPoint) that I can give to some audio-visual person? I'm entirely on ...
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Changing a font's number form in PowerPoint

Some fonts, for example Corbel, include several number forms: lining figures where the numerals are the same height as a capital letter and old-style or text figures where the numerals have varying ...