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

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Is there a way to referentially import one pptx into another?

I often create presentations that consist of parts that are shared between two or more of them. Let's say they look something like this: Pres 1: - intro - section a - section b - outro Pres 2: - ...
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Irregular shape textbox in Powerpoint

I've been trying to create slides in Powerpoint whose text can wrap as in a textbox container of irregular shape, such as a polygon with a weird cut-out, or a non-straightforward curve, like this for ...
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"rewind after playing" vs "loop until stopped" in powerpoint videos

What's the difference between these two checkboxes? they seem the same to me. The description on https://www.customguide.com/powerpoint/modify-videos-in-powerpoint says: Loop until Stopped: Repeats ...
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Strip powerpoint presentation of colors (fonts, bullets, number in lists, captions)

I have powerpoint files with many many slides that do not meet the accessibility requirements for online teaching. I need to strip the colors off fonts, bullet points, list numbers, and parts of the ...
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How to reset the slide size in Powerpoint

I am currently working on a slide master for powerpoint presentations, however it seems someone changed the slide size from the default value: A 32px text is a lot "smaller" in the file I am ...
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How can I make new slides in powerpoint blank by default?

enter image description here I want to disable this stupid text that I have to manually remove from new slides globally for all current and future presentations.
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PowerPoint opens old version of file instead of the most recently saved

I have a presentation I have worked on for some hours, and which I have saved regularly. When going to the open file dialogue in PowerPoint I see that it is last saved ~5 minutes ago. However, when ...
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Is there a way to change MS PowerPoint default Arrow Options when starting presentating?

I know this option so the mouse cursor doesn't accidentally show up on the present screen: However the option doesn't persist even within the same session (every time you exit and return, the option ...
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PowerPoint Presenter View - Reset timer after every slide change

Is there a way to reset the timer or add an additional timer which resets itself whenever the slide changes when presenting in Presenter View? Like when I move from slide 1 to slide 2, timer resets. ...
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Appearance of ~$ files

There are many hidden files starting with ~$"file name". Nearly every word, excel or PowerPoint have a combined ~$ file. This file appears when I open the word, excel or PowerPoint file then ...
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Hide Information about the Slides in PowerPoint Presentation

I have number of PowerPoint presentations for monthly reports. There is often data/text/table/image that is associated with some of the slides. It is almost like a note. I would like to store it with ...
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Add placeholder to an existing group

There is a question about adding an object to an existing group but not how to add a placeholder (title, text...) to an existing group. Is that possible? I'm working on a template that includes ...
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In Word or PPT, how to batch insert pictures in an a array, fitting to cell size?

I am writing reports everyday in which I have to attach 9 images in a 3x3 array format, each cell of the same size. Every time, I have to import and resize all images one by one to be squares (6x6cm) ...
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Does Microsoft Office tell me about missing fonts?

In my PowerPoint-presentations I used some specific fonts that I downloaded into C:\Windows\Fonts under Windows 10. Now my hard-drive with the C volume on it died. I still have the Powerpoint files (...
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Rotate radar chart in PowerPoint

I'm having a radar chart in PowerPoint with an uneven number of corners, e.g. like this: I would like to rotate it by 180°, so that the tip is facing down, not up. The usual rotating of elements is ...
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PowerPoint 365 reading order warning persists even when slide master layout and slide are correct

I am remediating PowerPoint slides produced by a client to make the slides compliant with Section 508 (non-US users, this an accessibility standard). They are several years old, maybe the 2016 release,...
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Use same colour/format when drawing multiple shapes in a row

I have a load of images and would like to draw arrows between them. Lock Drawing mode lets me do many arrows in a row. How can I lock the format (line width & colour) to save me going back and ...
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Extract image from main content area in PowerPoint slide to re-enable grouping

PowerPoint has an annoying feature where images pasted into the main content area of the slide cannot be grouped with other objects. This is the main content area: For this reason I never use the ...
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Powerpoint: How do I change the tab sizes for all text boxes in my slide deck?

I'm normally not a Windows user and create all my presentations using Google Slides. However, sometimes I have only Powerpoint as means for presentation. Google Slides lets me downloads the slides as ...
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Inverse a text at the bottom of a circle in PPT

I'm trying to making a text displayed around a circle, like "Service Reporting and Service Measurement" in the following picture: In Powerpoint, by using Shape Format => Transform => ...
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Draw a text completely following a circle [closed]

I would like to draw an effect more or less like the following picture: a text is displayed around a circle. I drew the following picture in Powerpoint by using Shape Format => Transform => ...
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adding data points in scattered chart by clicking on the plot area

I want to create a scattered chart in Power point where I can add points to the chart by manually clicking on the plot area wherever I want rather than using the EDIT DATA option and adding precise ...
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How can I remove the notes from several (but not all) slides at once in Microsoft PowerPoint?

I wonder how I can remove the notes from several (but not all) slides at once in Microsoft PowerPoint. I know how to remove the notes from all the slides as shown below, but I just want to remove in ...
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How can I edit a textbox hidden behind an image in Microsoft PowerPoint, without changing the resulting presentation?

I have a slide containing a textbox hidden behind an image in Microsoft PowerPoint. How can I edit the text without changing the resulting presentation? If I use the “Send Backward/Forward” feature, ...
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Shortcut for adding an equation in powerpoint

I mean to add an equation in Powerpoint via keyboard shortcut. Both Within an existing text box, and In a new text box. I have a laptop with no numeric keypad and Latin American keyboard. E.g., ...
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Removing sound in a Powerpoint presentation

I have prepared a powerpoint presentation and have added some oral support using the diaporama tool on the upper bar. Now, I want to generate the same presentation, but without the oral part, in order ...
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Is there a way to set a unique ID to a place holder in powerpoint?

I'm using python-pptx to fill in placeholder text in the script, the powerpoint file itself is kinda like the template for position objects, since those will be done by none programmers. Anyway, I ...
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How do I add an app (specifily porerpoing) to the Kiosk user creation app menu

I want to set PowerPoint as the windows kiosk user app. I do not want to use the kiosk mode in PowerPoint. PowerPoint is not on the kiosk user app menu.
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Keep having Run-time error '53' pop up window when opening Microsoft Office 2021 Word, Power point or Excel

Keep having Run-time error '53' pop up window when opening Microsoft Office 2021 Word, Power point or Excel. I have reinstalled the Office completely and tried other different suggested solutions but ...
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How to monitor changes to a powerpoint slide show file (ppsx) using Windows Task Scheduler/batch file and restart Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile on PC?

We use powerpoint presenations as a welcome screen at work. Previously I had a scheduled task with a script that would look at the .ppsx file and if a change was made, it would relaunch the file with ...
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Powerpoint Free Education Version - Shape Outline Weight Not Working

I just got the free edu. version of MS Office. It shows me an option to change shape outline weight - yet, when I select various, different weights there is no change. I cannot find any way to change ...
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How can I prevent PPT from increasing the number of colors in a slide it exports?

I've created a PPT 365 test file with one slide, which contains a single imported image in one color (red). The slide thus uses exactly two colors: white (the slide background) and red (the image). ...
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Is there any way to increase space between fraction bar in powerpoint equation?

I have typed a fraction in equation editor of Powerpoint slide as follows which does not look well . I am not finding any option for increasing spaces between fraction bar: Here is the link of the ...
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PowerPoint: How to manipulate narration timings for on-click animations (not just advance to next slide)?

I'm using Office 365, version 2206 of PowerPoint, but this question applies to several versions. When you record narrations in PowerPoint, this feature allows you to set timings for advancing ...
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Any way to save WebP images in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint) without recompression (de-compression)?

Recently Office has added the ability to read WebP images, and to integrate them into Office documents as pictures. The WebP format has many advantages, specifically it allows massively smaller file ...
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Powerpoint 2013 mangles URL when printing to PDF?

I have the following good URL in a footnote to a slide: https://cs.brown.edu/people/rtamassi/gdhandbook/chapters/force-directed.pdf On Windows 10, I tried printing to PDF using both the "...
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PowerPoint - how to keep animations running when zooming in during a presentation?

I am running a PowerPoint presentation that has several animations. At some points I need to zoom in during the presentation, either using ctrl-mouse wheel or using the magnifier in the presentation. ...
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Make an L shaped object have round corners

How can I modify an L shaped object so it will have round corners? It is one of the basic shapes you can choose in the menu. I know I can do it with a "regular" shape: I want my L shape to ...
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Preserving the links between files when exporting multiple powerpoint files to PDF files

I have a presentation with many rich slides (about 150) and many internal links to navigate between the slides. The internal links are preserved when exporting the file to PDF (I provide the ...
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Multiple list levels in PowerPoint

I'm about to lose it. After some research, it seems you can only have nested bullet points (list levels) if you are using the default "paragraph" text element. I have a bunch of custom ...
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Why images are not showing in slide show mode Ms PowerPoint?

When I insert an image in the slide , it is visible in the preview and editor mode but not in slide show mode. I am using a Lenovo tab 4 8 . I am also part of office insider program but I don't think ...
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Force PowerPoint 365 to save images internally as JPEGs

tl;dr By reading some Internet and by performing own experiments I've learnt that no matter what file type my images has, PowerPoint 365 always saves them internally as PNG. Making file for any ...
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Scripted letters in Powerpoint math?

(1) In LaTeX, I can produce scripted letters by using \mathscr from the mathrsfs package, e.g. $\mathscr{X}$, $\mathscr{U}$, $\mathscr{S}$ (2) However, when I use these commands in Word LaTeX mode, I ...
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PowerPoint keyboard shortcut: How to navigate through slides but stay in notes pane

(Effectively the same question as Is there keyboard shortcuts for changing slides in PowerPoint 2013 even when you're in the notes pane but PowerPoint 365 in May 2022.) When typing notes for a ...
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Powerpoint- fast ways to "insert and link" an image

I make a lot of slides with png images (graphs made with matplotlib) that are frequently updated. I love being able to insert and link these images, since the slides stay up-to-date when the images ...
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How to resize objects as a group in PowerPoint without loosing animations

In PowerPoint (any version I've tried since I first had a computer... including the most recent one), if you want to resize multiple objects simultaneously "as a group", so that also their ...
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How to save settings as default in MS PowerPoint

I am trying to save MS PowerPoint settings so that every time that I open a new document it has those same settings. I am particularly (and, to be honest, only) interested in the embedding fonts check ...
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Individual Excel cells exporting into successive PowerPoint slides

I have an Excel sheet with names in one column. I'm hoping to link that column to a Title block in PowerPoint so that each successive slide has a different name... Slide 1 title is Aaron Aaronson ...
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Powerpoint slides (shapes) don't seem to inherit alternative text from master

I would like to replace an element in my powerpoint slides to have a sense of document property variables. I do have the macro in place, and it works. But I don't understand why slides created, and ...
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What is the autosave powerpoint file extension

Following a windows PC crash, when asked if I wanted to save an autosave powerpoint presentation, I accidentally clicked no. All my work was lost and the autorecover folder C:\Users\<user>\...
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