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

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Using morph transition in powerpoint

I already have powerpoint 2016 and I don't have subscribed account so I don't have access to morph transition. If I install powerpoint 2019 then can I access to this feature? if yes, then what about ...
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When does the Undo History Stack get cleared for MS Office Files?

For MS Office Products in general (or specific products in particular, my main focus is Word/Excel/Power Point). Running Office 365 or Later. What causes the undo stack to clear? If I wanted to ...
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Compile Error: Create PowerPoint Slide for Each Row in Excel

i am absolutely new at VBA... basically what i want to do is exactly same with this person Excel data into PowerPoint slides make slides at ppt for each row of excel make texts box at each slides for ...
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Clock in PowerPoint

I know I can insert in PowerPoint a clock via Insert > Date & Time; but this adds the clock in a fixed position, on the bottom towards the left. Is there a way to insert it in another place? I ...
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PowerPoint auto numbering word

I have a PowerPoint slide that contains questions.Every slide has one question. "Question" word is writing At the top of the slide. And I want to add automatic question numbering like "...
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PowerPoint is removing image metadata. Can this be changed?

I realized that PowerPoint is removing all image metadata (PNG). In my case the metadata contains the data from which the image was generated. (chemical structure). The idea would be to put these ...
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In Powerpoint can the presentation icons like ink be moved?

I need to use Powerpoint when teaching and using an interactive whiteboard, and often use the ink/highlighter tool by clicking the tool icon in the lower left corner. Unfortunatley I'm also required ...
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Trigger animation during transition in PowerPoint

I am using a simple Push transition and I would like to add some kind of moderate animation to the objects on the slide to make them look more vivid. However, as far as I know, I can only start the ...
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Unable to Autoplay Embedded Audio in PowerPoint File

I have some Microsoft PowerPoint files which were sent to me and contain what should be automatic playback audio and slide transitions. For some reason I cannot get the audio to auto-play. I can play ...
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In a shared PowerPoint presentation (not screen), how do you play a video?

I am sharing a presentation by selecting a specific PPTX file and clicking through it. It all plays nice, animations and all, until I get to a slide with a video. The video should play on click, but ...
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win32com related python script errors out due to lack of memory when run via Task Scheduler [migrated]

I don't even know if this is the right place to ask, but here we go. I have a batch file that runs a python script along with some other minor things such as mapping a network drive, deleting a log ...
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Powerpoint export as emf does not respect cropped images

I have a slide that contains cropped images. When exporting to EMF, the images in the resulting EMF file are not cropped. Is there a way to fix this? (other than cropping the images in an external ...
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How do I export a subset of slides of a MS Power Point presentation as a video?

I have a long power point presentation and I would like to export it into several videos, to keep the length of each video down, and also to reduce the export time of each individual video. When ...
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MS Word drawing canvas equivalent in Powerpoint

Is there a "Drawing canvas" (from MS Word) equivalent in MS Powerpoint? I like the fact I can add shapes and images in a specific area and move them all together easily. Thanks!
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Round corners for existing drawing in powerpoint?

Is it possible to make corners rounded for existing drawings in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016? Motivation I have two relevant scenarios: Preexisting drawings, where the hard corners don't match the ...
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How to create a text box in powerpoint of attached design

I am trying to create the following text box in power point. Any idea how to approach this? Basically I need text boxes with left border color and a strong padding between boxes. I was trying to use ...
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Powerpoint 2016: can I record a combination of a webcam feed and a presentation from within Powerpoint?

I need to record a presentation as a video file. This presentation consists of 3 parts: I first introduce myself, then I go through a deck, and then I finish by answering a couple of predefined ...
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Export Powerpoint to a single PDF, each page as an image

I have a Powerpoint presentation. I want to turn it into a PDF. If I Save a Copy and use PDF, there are least two issues that I want to avoid: Text is selectable. This could be perhaps avoided via ...
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Keep object position after powerpoint animation (static)

With some fiddling I can create a combined animated that takes an object, moves it along a path and modifies (rotates) it in the process, something like this: This moves and turns the arrow clockwise,...
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How to add object to a group without losing it's animation in powerpoint?

I have many object (ovals, rounded rectangles, arrows...) that I grouped in 5 groups. In the presentation I want all of them (the groups) to fade in on click one after another which I did and it works ...
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Automatic future date in PowerPoint

In Word using fields it's possible to have an automatic future date, like next year, that updates whenever the file is opened; is it possible also in PowerPoint 2019? At the moment I found how to ...
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powerpoint 2013 email is opening in notepad

Can't get powerpoint attachment to open. It opens in wordpad all the time. I accidently answered a question and said yes to opening in wordpad.
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PowerPoint: how to prevent Adobe Illustrator files from getting pixellated?

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint (v16.40) on Mac. I often put Adobe Illustrator (.ai) files in my slides (by drag-and-drop) and it works great. Until I close the presentation and open it again. Now, ...
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PPT: placeholder element defined by slidemaster can't be edited in actual slide

Below is the slide master view, where the "Slide Number Placeholder5"(used to display page number of the current slide) can be selected and editted After I create a new slide using this ...
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Powerpoint 2016: how can I change master for a slide without messing up formatting?

I have a deck with a slide master. I duplicated the master and made very minor changes to the copy. Basically, removed a word in a marker that sits in one of the corners of each slide. More precisely, ...
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List levels have no logical format in slidemaster in powerpoint

I have a problem in a powerpoint template I am using from my company. The list level in the Slidemaster theme slide looks like this: I would like for the third and fourth levels to occur underneath ...
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The “title” of my powerpoint template wont pull through to the presentation when I PDF it

Right... So basically I have created a Powerpoint template that number of people will use. We will be PDFing this document to send out to others. I put the "Title" in on the potx document so ...
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Macro for cropping website and paste it to powerpoint

I am trying to make macro for cropping website and paste it to powerpoint using tinytask, but failed login to site. crop the page.(any tool eg.snipping tool). paste it to powerpoint slide. Resize the ...
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Compressing video consisting mainly of text and still images (Powerpoint slides)

(NB This question is largely a duplicate of Best video codec for filmed powerpoint presentation but that question is 7 years old and I hope to see if there is new advice. I don't have enough ...
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How to remove a fragment of a shape in PowerPoint?

I have a circle and I want to remove a fragment. I tried to use a square to include the fragment. But none of the Merge Shapes could achieve it. So how to do it properly?
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Excel Bulk Save Images through Powerpoint, .Shapes.SaveAs not working

I need to bulk same images embedded in Excel to original resolution. I found this code on internet, but it's not working and needs modification. It gives an error at .Shapes.SaveAs The images are ...
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Design Ideas in Powerpoint Home and Studengts

I have powerpoint home and student lifetime subscription installed on my pc. When I open powerpoint it used to prompt me with design ideas. But didn't see this button in the design tab. I tried ...
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How to set PowerPoint 2007 lockaspectratio to false for copied excel range

In this code if I use link as true And set shapes height to slideheight it expands even more even though I set lockaspectratio to false. If I don't use link as true it works fine ppSlide.Shapes(2)....
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Powerpoint Master Text Slides

hoping someone can help. I've setup some master slides. Setting the master type styles in the parent master slide. When I make slides in the normal slide view I can't change the type by using tabs. It ...
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Macro to change PowerPoint Presentation slides with random background colors

Is there a macro that can change the PowerPoint slides to have random background colors? I have looked for the PowerPoint themes, but usually they have few colors scheme. I am looking for a way to ...
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powerpoint 2016 text animation to remove old paragraphs/bullets and add new ones

I am using the technique described here where you can animate text so one paragraph/bullet point appears at a time (e.g. on click). However, once I run out of room for all the bullets, I'd like to ...
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PowerPoint 2013(6): set slide timings to narration durations

I accidentally ran Clear Timings on All Slides command and lost all slide timings. However, each slide of my presentation has narrations. Is there a GUI/VBA way to set slide timings to narration ...
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Issue associating ms-powerpoint protocol to powerpoint

When trying to open powerpoint through sharepoint or teams I get an error that no application is associated to the protocol (ms-powerpoint). This seems to be true when I check in windows setting but ...
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VBA PowerPoint author protect

I know from the Excel, that it is possible to write a VBA to protect the author name, so no one can change it and take credit for your work. I have once read that the Excel VBA is something like when ...
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How can I change elements which Design Ideas inserts in PowerPoint?

I really like PowerPoint's Design Ideas. I usually select one and then tinker with it a bit to get the look I like. However, I've noticed there are some elements I can't seem to touch. For example, in ...
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How to replace decimal symbol Comma to decimal symbol Dot above bars in chart?

I would like to change comma decimal to dot decimal for numbers that have decimals but don't know how to do that inside Powerpoint. I'm aware of changing Windows setting outside of Powerpoint but I ...
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How: Convert Image Files from Screenshots of a Presentation to PPT - on Windows?

I've got a bunch of screenshots from some lengthy online presentations and do wish to pull some structured notes from them AS IS into PPT/X. A manual copy or type would take a lot of time. The ...
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Duplicate and extend 3 screens

I am trying to set my extended desktop. I am working with windows 10. I have three monitors and I want the main one (n°1) to show a powerpoint presentation with relator's notes, while the other two (n°...
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Curved text in Powerpoint with vertical letter alignment

In PowerPoint, I can use text effects to achieve text following a curve, but this also rotates each individual letter to be aligned with that curve. What I would like to achieve is text which follows ...
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Stop wrapping in the middle of words?

Has anHas anyone had the issue in MS Powerpoint 2010 where text boxes wrap text in the middle of words regardless of turning "Wrap text in the middle of Latin text" off in the Home>...
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In PowerPoint, how can you match an object's 3d perspective to that of a static image?

My question is easiest to illustrate with an example. I work with early-stage startups, so often make PowerPoint "mock-ups" of what software will look like when displayed on a computer ...
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How can I update the aspect ratio of a linked image when update links in a PowerPoint presentation?

If I add an image to PowerPoint via Insert -> Pictures -> Link to file or Insert -> Pictures -> Insert and Link the aspect ratio is correct. The height and width scale are both 100% and ...
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Permanently swap Powerpoint presenter view and slide show

I have a dual monitor setup where my main monitor is monitor #2. Whenever I start a Powerpoint slideshow, the slideshow itself appears on monitor #1, and on monitor #2 I get a "presenter view&...
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Color shading edges Powerpoint

I am drawing some geometric art in Powerpoint and it is working better than expected. I am trying to make a shape that consist of 30 hexagons in a 6x5 matrix. I want to color shade the fill from one ...
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Is it possible to export a Macro-Enabled PowerPoint Presentation as a PDF whilst retaining the macro functionality in the PDF?

For example, I want to create an interactive PDF with hover effects and links in it. I initially created it in PowerPoint, I used a macro to change the color of a button when it was hovered over. ...

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