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Reusing (or linking to) a powerpoint slide, with automatic updates from master

I am building a deck in which I need to use the same slide in several places. Not as a divider with different highlights each time - the slides need to be exactly identical. Is there a way to "...
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Powerpoint: prevent line height modification when autofitting

With autofit enabled, Powerpoint tries to match the size of the shape with font size and line height tuning: Most of the time, the result is not what I want: it can even produce characters ...
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Powerpoint - slide master - link not working as expected

I have Powerpoint for Mac v 16.81 (24011420) on a Macbook pro 2018 macos 12.7.2 I set up a slide master with 3 placeholders, which cover the entire slide in 3 slices with no overlap. I then put a ...
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Issues with pasting certain Excel charts as Link (Microsoft Excel Chart Object)

I have a PPT in which I want to paste a chart from an excel as a link (Microsoft Excel Chart Object). I have been pasting many different charts from different Excel files into the same PPT file ...
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Sharing my screen in Teams randomly adds random color over my whole screen

When I share my screen from Teams my participants see a magenta or green color overlayed randomly across the content I'm sharing. Not constantly, but with flashes. It's very distracting. This is what ...
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In powerpoint, avoid "click-to-edit" behavior

Default in PowerPoint is to start editing a text frame when it's clicked. This is frustrating if I wanted to move it around. I have to click the frame of the box instead, or press ESC to stop editing. ...
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How can I recover vbaproject.bin from my corrupt powerpoint.pptm file

I have a .pptm file with 70 hours of code work in it. It has become corrupted and I have no backup (very stupid I know!). What I do have is the .ppam which was generated from a slightly earlier ...
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PowerPoint VBA - Slide Show - Win11 not updating Slide Content

I have a PPT slide deck (2 slides) saved as a PPTM file that are used as a countdown timer where the time remaining is controlled by VBA on slide 2. It used to work properly when I was on Windows 10 ...
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How to convert multiple embedded PNGs to JPEGs in Powerpoint file? - Filter PNGs by size

This Powershell script "How to convert multiple embedded PNGs to JPEGs in Powerpoint file?" works great, but: I also have lots of PNGs in the PPT, which are quite small and have transparent ...
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How to modify internal XML of PPTX files without corrupting them?

I opened this question in SO site but it seems is more appropiate here. Inside an .pptx file we have this structure I'm trying to edit the content of internal slide2.xml in ..\ppt\slides. The slide2....
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How to disable Ctrl+T taskbar hide hotkey?

On Windows 11 I want to disable the Ctrl+T hotkey that hides/shows the taskbar so that it can be used to open new browser tabs instead. It seems to be a problem with PowerPoint; I am currently running ...
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Trigger animation of an object when clicking on it

In my PowerPoint slide, I have 3 cubes and I only want to run the animation of a cube when clicking on it. The animations of the other cubes should not run if I didn't click on them. For example, if I ...
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When I turn my PowerPoint into a PDF, my clickable that should appear & disappear does not work. the info appears without being click [duplicate]

I'm having some problem with my clickable "button" that I have in my presentation. My presentation is 100+ page and I don't know if that's the problem or the problem occur when it's turn ...
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Powerpoint - switch font weight to bold instead using faux bold; then apply to single characters

I'm supposed to modify an existing PPT presentation, create a master for it etc. In the current presentation, it is possible in some text boxes to switch any character to bold, without switching the ...
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How do you stop PowerPoint or macOS from converting double-dashes to em dashes?

Is there a way to stop PowerPoint or macOS from converting double-dashes ("--") to em dashes ("—")? Context: I am using a text box in a slide in PowerPoint for Mac v16.78 on a ...
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Choosing the underline color for an Emphasis-Underline animation in Powerpoint

I'd like for one the words in my slide to be highlighted at some point in the presentation, so I've added an "Underline" animation for it from the Emphasis group. However, choosing the color ...
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Transparency shows as color when image is inserted in presentation

I have a png-file in which the background is transparent, it looks like this when opening it in GIMP: I then try to insert it into a PowerPoint-presentation using: Insert > Pictures > This ...
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Is there a way to run a macro as part of an animation in PowerPoint?

I know I can run a macro with an Action attached to a shape (wither with a click or a mouse over), but is there a way to run it as part of an Animation sequence?
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PowerPoint "new" tab different interface for templates

I am doing some tests with personal templates in PowerPoint and I have a problem. The interface between 2 computers is not the same and I don't know why. In the first computer when I click "new&...
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PowerPoint Charts/Graphs - Images in Value Labels

I am working on a project to show information about sports teams. I would like to include their logos in the chart's column labels instead of having to only use the abbreviations to represent the team....
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PowerPoint fonts not listed under Windows

I am looking for the real system name of some fonts that exist in PowerPoint so that I can use them programmatically in some other places where I create graphs via Python. In Office (PowerPoint) I can ...
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How can I add a preview to my custom PowerPoint templates?

I create lots of PowerPoint presentation templates to speed-up my work on recurring activities and presentation needs. I saved my custom templates in my documents (Custom Office Templates folder) and ...
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PowerPoint screen recorder not recording internal audio and just recording Microphone sound

I am trying to record using the screen recording function within PowerPoint, but it only records sound from my microphone and not the internal sound from my Laptop. When I Googled the issue, this ...
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Figure created in PowerPoint looks differently in a PDF file

I often use PowerPoint to make a figure, save it as an image file, load it in a latex compiler (e.g. Overleaf), and create a PDF file. The problem is, the figure sometimes becomes ugly when it is ...
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Designer button grayed out in macro-enabled presentation in PowerPoint. How to fix it?

I don't know if it's a bug or a “feature”, but if you're creating a macro-enabled presentation in PowerPoint the designer button is grayed-out. As usual the Microsoft website is very “useful”. This is ...
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Embed a PowerPoint slide in a Microsoft Word document keeping animations

I am on Office 2016. I am following the following guidelines https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/link-or-embed-a-powerpoint-slide-in-a-word-document-2e421b6d-dd5d-4e3b-a0c7-dc9732d0da01 However,...
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Powerpoint Morph slide transition handles images on same slide differently

I am making a Powerpoint, and I am seeing this strange behaviour with the morph transition. I have copied a slide containing two images and replaced both with similar images, which just have some ...
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Keep certain slides in sync across PowerPoint decks

I have two PowerPoint presentations that I’m continuously updating, with the following slide sequences: A B C D E F A B C G H I As you can see, the first three slides in both decks start out ...
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how can i do this simple line animation?

I've been looking on YouTube on how to create this dotted line animation, without success. I imagine that this is possible to do in power point, but I don't know how. I would appreciate if an expert ...
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How to write a macro that iterates an array of strings and displays one of them at any given time in LibreOffice Impress?

I teach Spelling at an elementary school. To make class more entertaining, I decided to add interactive content. In this example, students are given a presentation. The picture in the slide is an ...
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How to make an object permanently disappear after clicking on it once in Libreoffice Impress?

I am hosting a trivia night in my middle school next week. I plan to use LibreOffice Impress. In the first slide there are multiple topics to choose from. When I click on one, it moves to the slide ...
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Powerpoint: Make object disappear on click on THIS VERY object

I'd like to reveal answers by clicking on the respective region of a slide, by the order clicked. I know how to animate slides to introduce ("entrance") objects (or remove, "exit" ...
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MS Powerpoint: Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern error (and how it works with Trust Center)

We have a number of PPT files that have hyperlinks in them that connect to PDF files on our dropbox which are replicated thru dropbox onto our users' hard drives. When the hyperlinks are run to show ...
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When using a PowerPoint file located on dropbox, the hyperlink sometimes will give error 'Cannot open the specified file'

We have a number of PowerPoint files that our users use on Dropbox that have a number of hyperlinks in them that link to PDF files that reside in the same file as the PPT file is. Most of the time, ...
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Powerpoint's eyedropper all of a sudden returning inverted (or, at any rate, wrong) colors

I was trying to fill a shape with a color that exists elsewhere in my slide, so I used the indispensable Eyedropper tool, which normally works very well. However, this now returns a color that is ...
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How can I apply a new version of a master layout to my existing slides with an older version of that master layout?

My company offers a PowerPoint template for business presentations that contains multiple slide masters (with multiple layouts). They recently updated this template. Now I need to update my existing ...
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Powerpoint file downloaded from Sharepoint gets ruined by upstream changes in bizarre fashion

I downloaded a pptx file from our company's Sharepoint repository (by right-clicking and choosing 'Download'). Then I moved the file on to my Desktop, which is synchronized into OneDrive. Then I made ...
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PowerPoint template is unchangeable

I am trying to use this template: When using the slide-template regarding "Zitat bearbeiten" (slide 11) or the one using 2 columns with separate headers "Untertitelformat bearbeiten&...
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PowerPoint 365 - Video will not replay when slideshow access it second time

I'm putting together a PowerPoint slide show that will include some video and some static slides. I'm building a "control slide" so I can have a "home" place to start from and then ...
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Split all letters in a word in Powerpoint

I've come across this comment on a certain post that offers a solution for splitting the words in a sentence, however, I would need to split all the LETTERS in a WORD (or multiple words). Is there a ...
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how to find the undesirable formatting in a presentation/slides such as bold or Symbol font

My manager told me he think in some places of my presentation file he noticed inappropriate formats such as bold and Symbol font. Is there an easy way, preferably free like in free beer way to search ...
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How to search for a text string in a ppsx file?

I have a ppsx file. I am unable to search for a text string in it. Ctrl + F doesn't work, and neither does anything else that I have tried.
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How to move to next slide in PowerPoint Web App?

I have a PowerPoint file in SharePoint. When I copy a link to share the file (e.g. in a meeting agenda), then I click on that link, it opens up in the PowerPoint Web App. In there, if I'm editing a ...
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Slide links turned into not working hyperlinks. How to turn the hyperlinks back to slide links or make the hyperlinks work?

A Powerpoint presentation from 2009 that has working slide links was saved as a new file, in the same format "Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003-Präsentation (.ppt)", and the slide links have ...
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Huge File Size with Embedded Font (Used Characters Only) in PowerPoint

I have a PowerPoint file. I used 2 custom fonts on my document, so I decided to embed the fonts in the file using the "Embed Fonts" option available in PowerPoint. Settings Screen Without ...
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How can I save an existing custom bullet style?

I'm modifying an existing PPTX file that I downloaded, and I like the custom style of a bullet. When I try to create a new bullet list, that custom style isn't available. I don't have the PNG for it ...
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When using "Rehearse Timings" in Powerpoint, is there a way to back up without having the timer reset?

I often use "Rehearse Timings" within Powerpoint to gauge how long a given talk will be and where I'm spending my time. When giving talks (whether practicing or for real), I often back up ...
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Change OneDrive media player default

I recently starting using OneDrive under my MS 365 subscription to backup files. Once it synced the files I noticed a problem with my PowerPoint files with links to videos. When opening these links ...
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How to build a library of reusable slides for PowerPoint?

Our company has recently had a rebrand and we are redesigning all our slide decks, we have about 100 unique slides that get used in various scenarios and sometimes not all slides are needed. I'd like ...
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Extract All Comments from PowerPoint File into a Text file

I have a monthly PowerPoint reports that I create with relevant notes in the PowerPoint notes section. I would like to just extract these notes from the PowerPoint files over the years. Is there a VBA ...
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