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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PowerPoint: print slides - enlarge their size

In PowerPoint (2007), it is possible to print multiple slides on a paper as a handout. However, there is quite a lot of whitespace in between them and around them. Is there another way to enlarge the ...
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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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Is there a drawing tool which can draw this image?

The image author said he used Microsoft PowerPoint2010 SmartArt to draw it. I tried but I can't even draw rectangles using SmartArt. Can SmartArt really draw this? If so, please explain it to me. ...
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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 do I open a single PowerPoint file in two windows?

Does anyone how to open a single PowerPoint file in two separate windows? For example, I have two PowerPoint windows open and they both have help.ppt open. In one window is slide #1 and on the other ...
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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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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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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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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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Standardizing Font Rendering Across Mac, Linux, and Windows

Is there any practical solution for standardizing the display of fonts across Mac, Linux, and Windows platforms? I work in a small office that uses Windows, Mac, and Linux. We mostly use Openoffice, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How can I convert all my slides in Power Point into .jpg pictures?

i used to know hot to do it, but I forgot. How can I convert all my slides in Power Point into .jpg pictures?
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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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Convert powerpoint slides to word document

Is there any tool to convert powerpoint slides to word document. I have lectures that has many slides to be printed out as word so that it could save space.
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PowerPoint 2007: Paragraph and character styles?

Does PowerPoint 2007 have support for paragraph and character styles (as opposed to formatting and reformatting everything manually)? I know you can set some styles in the Slide Master view, but I ...
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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 the default operation of “F5” (for the way that “SHIFT+F5” works) on MS PowerPoint

I would love to change the default operation of my PowerPoint so I can press F5 and go to the full screen mode with the current slide. Yes, I know that I can do that with Shift+F5, but I want to get ...
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When exporting from PowerPoint to PDF, how do I prevent image compression?

It seems Powerpoint is compressing the images in my slides (each slide in my powerpoint is 1 large image). I have turned off image compression in the advanced settings.
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Disable animation motion paths “snapping” to other paths

When moving animation motion parts around (the lines that start with a green arrow and end in a red one), they are snapping to each other. Is there a way to disable this? I have tried disabling ...
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Align a PowerPoint presentation (non-standard resolution) to the top of the screen when presenting

I need to display a PowerPoint presentation the covers only the top say, third, of a screen. The presentation will be used in an assembly where the projector screen is only lowered a small amount to ...
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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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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 ...