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Powerpoint remove style tips next to slide

I'm using a corporate powerpoint template (custom built for the company I work for), and on every slide there are lots of tips displayed next to the slides. These are general styling tips to make sure ...
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How to set default proofing language in MSPowerpoint?

(Right now my problem is with Office 365, but previous versions behaved the same way) As I frequently write in Englsih, Hungarian and German, all three proofing packs are installed. Word behaves ...
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Rearranging data in folders

Below I have code where I am moving data (Excel Format) from one folder to another. I would like this code to run every day (once a day). I need help in the proper execution of this code. I would like ...
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Disable security notice about automatic update links in MS Powerpoint 2013

In my presentation, few charts are linked with an external excel file. I want these charts to be automatically updated when i change the excel file. Hence, i selected "Automatic Update" on "Links to ...
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Insert and link picture does not work in powerpoint mac

The article https://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/learn/picturesandvisuals/2016-mac/insert-or-link-picture.html describes how to insert and link a picture in a powerpoint presentation. This way,...
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“We're sorry something went wrong that might make Powerpoint unstable” still hapenning

When saving certain presentation files, I get the error message "we're sorry something went wrong that might make powerpoint unstable", and/or that the file cannot be saved because it is read-only. ...
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Insert text from a .txt file into a powerpoint text box

I would like to insert text from a dynamic .txt file automatically into a Powerpoint slide--but it should only look at it when that specific slide plays. I have figured out how to do this displaying ...
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Language bug in latest office update?

All my office applications (word, ppt etc.) is automatically installing the proofing language English (Sweden). I want to have two languages installed, english as well as swedish (I live in Sweden), ...
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Move scene in power point

I am creating a process flow like animation in power-point. In this a straight line continues to grow from left side and objects appear on this line as it moves towards right. Now the line is very ...
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Powerpoint Slide Master Different Fonts

I am a long time PowerPoint power user, however, I have run into a qwerk that I cannot seem to solve. I was requested to build a template with multiple kernings for three different fonts in different ...
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How can I add the same note to several slides at once in Microsoft PowerPoint?

How can I add the same note to several slides at once in Microsoft PowerPoint? I tried to select several slides and click on the note panel, but doing so unselect all slides except the first one.
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Can you change the default ink color in PowerPoint 2016 for ALL presentations?

I know that you can change the default pen color for a given presentation in the slideshow tab, but that only applies to the one presentation, which for my purposes is only slightly better tha
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How to play the movie without showing it in the beginning on PowerPoint?

When I am presenting at a conference, the control panel can only play forward or backward, without clicking the mouse cursor to a particular point. So if I have a movie to play, I have to make sure it ...
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How can I place a series of boxes one right after the other in PowerPoint?

Is there a way in PowerPoint to place a series of rectangular boxes right after each other so they form a continuous row? I know about distributing horizontally and aligning and snapping, but I don't ...
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Navigation dots on PowerPoint

Is there any way to make MS PowerPoint (Office 365) slides with navigation dots in the header, like the ones that you can make with LaTeX Beamer? Example 1 Example 2
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Send a PowerPoint presentation as read-write

I'm working on a group project on PowerPoint, I'm doing the research and my friend is doing the animation and design. When I sent it to him, it seems like it's set to only read. He doesn't have a ...
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PowerPoint: ALT + Unicode number results in replacement character

On this website, I can copy the Unicode Laptop to my clipboard via a "Copy" button: https://emojipedia.org/personal-computer/ When I paste that Laptop into a text field in PowerPoint, the Laptop ...
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What's the difference between a “Shape” and a “Placeholder” in Powerpoint?

I'm trying to delve deeper into the innter-workings of Powerpoint and I'm not fully understanding the difference between Shapes and Placeholders. They both seem to be generic objects representing ...
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Powerpoint 2010 converted all slides with equations to pictures - how to convert back?

Due to a compatibility issue of some sort when saving the file to .ppt, PowerPoint 2010 converted all slides containing an equation to a picture of the text frame containing the equation. This text ...
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Office how to create a custom shape with an adjustable yellow point?

I've seen that it is possible to draw custom shapes in Word or PowerPoint and copy paste them and use them between the programs. Now in the point editor there is no option to make a point adjustable. ...
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Greenshot import screens into Powepoint - how to make it import into modified slide layout?

I seek help, ralated to the Powerpoint slide layout when pasting screenshots from Greenshot. (no setting available in preferences of greenshot as far as I could find) I need to change parameters of ...
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Make slides with same number

Suppose I have two slides, one says "hello" and the other adds "world". I want both slides to be the same slide number. One way to do that is with animation,so that "world" would appear on the same ...
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How to bind remote clicker to powerpoint on projector while another program is in focus on laptop screen?

The user wants to be able to use the remote clicker to move to the next/previous slides in a powerpoint presentation while the laptop screen from which the presentation is running has another program ...
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PowerPoint VBA addin (ppam) fails to load for all users

I have a PowerPoint VBA addin (ppam file) which is packaged in an MSI installer for installation for all users of a machine. Following installation, a user gets some additional buttons in the ...
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Automatic insertion of shapes in the Microsoft for Mac

I am using the microsoft 2016 on my mac currently. Recently, I have a difficulty..that when I add shapes by choosing a shape in the insert tab in PPT, word, or excel, those shapes are automatically ...
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How can I make a line follow a path animated object in PowerPoint?

I am trying to make a fairly simple animation in PowerPoint. Boiling it down to its essential parts, I have two boxes joined by a line. I want to use a path animation to move one of the boxes. At the ...
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Import text or Excel file with title and text in separate columns into PowerPoint (one slide per row)

It is easy enough to open a text file in PowerPoint such that the data on each line is imported as title in a separate slide. This is great. However, can someone please advise how to import a body ...
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Saving Charts with Multiple Series in Excel and PowerPoint

Context I'm trying to create a multi-series chart/infograph to display total number of sales for the day as compared to the average. The chart consists of three series: Series 1: The base bar graph ...
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Eliminating Visited Slides from Powerpoint Slide Summary

I've been using Powerpoint's Slide Zoom feature to make a really good-looking quiz show template for a thing I'm running. Because slides can be viewed in any order, contestants can select categories/...
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How to have Powerpoint play audio automatically?

I have set up a slideshow to automatically change slides, say, every 3 seconds. I want to play a WAV file in the background continuously through all of these slides (I'm narrating). I have tried two ...
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Windows 10 — Casting only part of screen

For context, I am going to be teaching a 180-person math course at a university. I use a Microsoft Surface. Here's what I would like to be able to do: I want to be able to have the Microsoft ...
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How to show codes without exiting presentation mode in PowerPoint

Actually tomorrow I have to give a presentation in a workshop for my juniors. And I want to show presentation(ppt) which will contain points and along-with it I will want to show them by writing the ...
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Is there a way to delete the text within multiple PowerPoint shapes?

I use PowerPoint almost daily as part of my job for reporting. Instead of using text boxes, we like to use Shapes with text inside it to put across ideas e.g. text statements or percentage figures. ...
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Shyam Pillai's Powerpoint Toolbox

I am a paying user of Shyam Pillai's Powerpoint Toolbox (http://skp.mvps.org/toolbox/index.html). Has anyone else noticed that recent Powerpoint updates seem to have made it impossible to use Toolbox,...
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PowerPoint Builds or Bullet points saving as a PNG

I know how to save as PNG. When there is a build it only saves the final build of the slide. I would like each bullet point as it builds as a png. Any ideas? Thanks, James
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VBA Code to go for specific slide in MS Powerpoint

I Have a powerpoint with 6 slides. I have set the advanced auto timer of 2 minutes. I want to set a rule where if the person clicks on the slide before the auto timer time, i want the presentation to ...
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How-to Resume slide show after hyperlink ends

I have a PowerPoint slide deck from which I hyperlink to other presentations (also PowerPoint). This all works smoothly. When the hyperlinked presentation completes I get a message box where I have ...
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text, images, everything is broken when presenting (F5) on PowerPoint 2013, 2016

After composing powerpoint with office 365, I showed it, images and writing were all decayed, like being cross-cut, but when using office 2010, it's okay, please help me to fix errors when playing on ...
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Increase playback speed of video in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint 2016. In my presentations I can include mp4 videos but I would also like to increase the speed of the playback (e.g. 16 times faster). How can this be done? I did not find any ...
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Making the progress bar of a sound-playback element stay visible

In one of my slides I have a sound-playback element, and while the sound is playing I'd like the audience to keep seeing the time/progress bar that is shown when one first presses Play, so they can ...
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Change embedded browser in Powerpoint

I have a plugin which invokes a web page. This site uses a JS which has a function (includes() method), which apparently isn't supported in Internet Explorer (the browser). The exact error is in the ...
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Please help me powerpoint in office 2013, 2016, 365

After showing and crashing :(( If I use office 2010 it doesn't crash, but if I use office 2013, 2016, 365 my powerpoint breaks :(( please help me
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PowerPoint - How to Autoresize a Pasted Image to Fit a Slide

The Problem - When copying an image into PowerPoint (PC/Office 16) the image is (almost) always oversized; requiring multiple resize operations simply to get it down to the size of the slide. Is ...
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Manually creating animation path for PPTX in XML from SVG

I'm trying to find documentation for how a custom path animation is stored within an unpacked pptx file. I have renamed the file to a .zip extention and extracted everything. Inside the slide1.xml ...
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How to edit shortcut language in Powerpoint?

I have been working at a company for several years, and that company is using a English installation of Microsoft Powerpoint. In this installation, I've learned the hotkeys, such as Alt→N→X to insert ...
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Convert embedded videos in powerpoint

I have a few .pptx with Quicktime videos embedded in them. Powerpoint x64 doesn't support Quicktime (since Microsoft doesn't like Apple) and won't play them. I know the manual way to extract and ...
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PowerPoint Slide Show for Windows 10 with Live and Static pictures

So I have this problem, I need to create a slide show with static pages and some pages with live data/feed on them. The live feeds will be coming from another app or if possible from my 1st monitor. ...
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ppt vba code stopped working after months of proper work

I have a PPT file with a small number of slides and objects that run macros. Some of the macros write to an Excel file and some extract data from such files. I am using Office 365 Business. The code ...
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create a video from stills playable on win7 powerpoint

with respect to image size H x W, and to total size of the video file, and what type of video file what is the best method of taking a bunch of still images to a smooth playable video file that will ...
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Why do some Microsoft Office drawing objects in PowerPoint print in different grayscale modes?

In PowerPoint 2016*, you can copy groups of Visio objects directly into a presentation, then edit them by right-clicking them and selecting "Edit Picture". A dialog will appear warning that the object ...