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

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How to prevent Powerpoint from creating an empty title after deletion

I have little hope on this one but it's worth asking. When using Powerpoint, many times I delete the last field (say, last bullet point field; or last title field). Powerpoint then automatically ...
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How can reduce wasted vertical space in new Office applications on Windows?

The following screenshot demonstrates how the title bar got much taller from the previous version. With the padding added around the ribbon area, I feel too much vertical space on my laptop's screen ...
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How to make sound icons appear on my slides in PP 2013 in order to format clips

Some time ago I created a large Powerpoint 2013 project (20 minutes), including audio clips. I now want to reformat the presentation, including the audio. I am unable to find a sound icon on anything ...
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How is a 16:9 aspect ratio Powerpoint presentation displayed on a 4:3 monitor using screen share in Zoom?

I have a Powerpoint presentation with slides in a 16:9 aspect ratio that is going to be given at a meeting over Zoom. However, there are some concerns with how Zoom will present the presentation if ...
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Paste formatted text from Word to PowerPoint

I am copying some formatted text in Word and paste it into PowerPoint. It is pasted as an image instead of text. When I change to "Paste as text", the formatting gets lost. My text is import ...
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Suddenly a strange border exists around selected text in word and powerpoint (microsoft)

There's a fluorescent blue box around text I select. It happens in both Word (only text inside tables) and PowerPoint. I never changed any settings and it just happened suddenly one day... Does ...
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Presenter view in window mode while slideshow is in fullscreen?

Is there any way to use the presenter view in a window mode while the slideshow is on a second monitor in fullscreen? I tried all the slideshow options. Either both can be in fullscreen or only the ...
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PowerPoint automatically change to bold one of the numbering in a list that contains bold font

As you can see, the number 2 is in bold font, even though the number 1 is not. I assume this is because the second item starts with a bold-font word. But aesthetically, this is terrible. Is there a ...
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Powerpoint 2016: Text visible but grayed out until click?

I want to create slides where text lines are shown one by one, but I want the slide to be essentially fully visible from the start -- but contents to be greyed out until they are discussed. This is ...
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How can I select shapes without their connector lines?

Say I have 10 rectangles connected by 9 arrow lines and I want to distribute them vertically. What is the quickest way to select the rectangles without selecting the lines?
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Windows 10, Office365, Powerpoint "Access denied, contact your administrator" while opening a PowerPoint-file from a net drive

We are using Windows 10 and Office365. A user has the problem, that he can not open Powerpoint-files by doubleclicking them from a net drive. If he doubleclicks a Powerpoint-file the error is shown. (...
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Enable a shortcut to permanently open in safe mode

I am running a PowerPoint show at a kiosk. The kiosk shuts down every night and powers up in the morning. I have it autolog and open my PowerPoint show at startup. I would like the PowerPoint show to ...
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Kiosk PowerPoint Show freezes on same slide after working for hours

A little stumped. I have a kiosk PP Show running on an independent workstation. It works perfectly for hours, but randomly stops at the same slide. I am not sure if it is stopping after the same ...
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Utilizing latex syntax in powerpoint equation input, how to use \frac

I am using office 2016 home & student edition. When inserting equation, I can use some latex syntex, e.g., \rangle for >. But for \frac, I did not get it work. There is IguanaTex, http://www....
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How to open Powerpoint slides in read-only or protected view by default? (Windows 10, Office 365 version 2107)

How can I open all open Powerpoint presentations in read-only or protected-view by default -allowing me to enable editing and saving if I wish once open? PptView is gone now :-( Shift+right-click &...
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embed excel cell data in powerpoint

what I want to do I have an excel sheet that contains all the data, and I want to create a template in PowerPoint with place holders where if I update the Excel sheet it will be automatically ...
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How to Find and Replace text in the Master and Layout slides?

Context I have master slide and 60 layout slides. Do not ask why, but I would like to Find and Replace text in the dummy texts, titles in the master slide and its 60 layout slides. What I've tried... ....
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How to remove horizontal line from PowerPoint background graphic?

It's there in every slide with a title. If I check 'Hide background graphics' it goes, but also other background graphics I want. How to remove this line only from the background graphics?
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Powerpoint - Chart Horizontal (Category) Axis stop appearing half way

I'm troubleshooting a chart in Powerpoint where the horizontal axis labels stop showing half way. It's supposed to show all the way to Mar-22, but for some reason stops at Oct-21. I checked the data ...
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unable to copy charts from excel to powerpoint office 2019

Domain user is unable to copy charts created in excel 2019 to powerpoint 2019. It's possible to insert charts from excel to powerpoint as images via powerpoint context menu but not as editable charts. ...
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Is it possible to only animate half of a textbox in Microsoft Powerpoint? [duplicate]

So I assume the answer is no but I still want to try my luck here So I have a powerpoint What I would like to do is to emphasis(animate)part of the textbox. But when I selected the text and animate it,...
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In powerpoint, where is defaults for object types stored

I have obviously figured out that to change defaults for object types in Powerpoint, it's posible to right-click object and select change Default. Where is this setting stored - as PowerPoint does not ...
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Update combobox in Add-in menu with new value

I have put together a PowerPoint add-in that helps with updating some document properties. The "updating" of the properties works find with the callback routine I have in place for the combo ...
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is it possible to have more than one text style in a text holder?

I want to set up a text holder that shows that your header should be bold, and the body copy should be light (for example). When I set up a text holder it initially appears with placeholder text in '...
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powerpoint for Mac version 16.51 [duplicate]

I want my text holders to hold more than one style format. For example, I want the user to see that they can use bold for the header, and then light for the rest of the text. When I set up the text ...
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Unable to embed a link in Microsoft PowerPoint

So I am trying to insert in PowerPoint a link that is capable of opening another PowerPoint, for some reason, it results in an error message. I would appreciate if someone can help me debug this. By ...
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I want the logo on my master slide to sit in front of objects on my slides

I'm working in Powerpoint for Mac, version 16.51. I want to be able to place an element, my logo, on the master, and have it appear at the front of every slide. So if I place objects on top of the ...
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Unable to use @mentions within PowerPoint desktop app

I'm in a PowerPoint presentation using the desktop app that is synced to SharePoint. I want to add a comment and @mention one of my colleagues. When I type "@" in the comment, no list of ...
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Powerpoint: Is it possible to record audio on each slide separately and then make it into a video?

I recorded audio for each of my slides separately using ->audio ->record audio so that in the future, if we need to make modifications, I don't have to re-do the entire video over again. I ...
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How to create reusable cards in powerpoint?

I have been creating some cards in PowerPoint as in the following. I want to use this card as a placeholder and make many such cards in the PowerPoint slides. Let us say that I have 10 such cards to ...
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Break data link of map charts in Excel

I have an Excel file with map charts to monitor wildfires from a national database. I create maps of e.g. number of fires per administrative region, for different years. I insert the map for say 2019 ...
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Trying to return to "Presenter Mode" in powerpoint after a hyperlink to a website

I have created a ppt presentation with internal and external hyperlinks. When the selected external link takes me to a webpage, I want to be able to jump back into presenter mode when done viewing ...
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Restoring images, footer and page number no the Notes Page for all slides of a deck

I've got a number of large slide decks that have been edited by multiple people with slides from multiple sources. The Notes Page has a layout with a header image, a copyright in the footer and a page ...
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Insert object in MS PowerPoint from MS Excel file with placeholder for the user profile dir like %userprofile%

We're syncing a folder with our selfhosted collaboration suite to the local PC of the users in their userprofile (e.g. C:\Users\MyUser\MyFolder). Some users use the insert object function to link e.g. ...
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How does PowerPoint determine whether a layout is the title slide layout?

I created a PowerPoint with templates containing four master slides: one for dark-themed title slides, one for dark-themed content slides, and two more of the same with a light theme. In the content ...
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Create indented sub-numbered points in MS PowerPoint numbered lists

I'm well aware of that this question has been asked already, but none of answers provided don't work for me (including using tab etc.). Could this be connected with the slide master my company ...
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How to reduce the vertical whitespace between contiguous bullet points in MS PowerPoint

Consider, as an example, the vertical whitespace between the first and second list element, i.e. their associated texts. It'd like to reduce this whitespace.
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How to limit the slides that are part of a "dropped slide"?

I discovered that within a presentation it is possible to drag and drop slides on slides. This allows, in presentation mode, to jump to the dropped slide with a fancy animation (it reminds me of Prezi)...
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Prevent PowerPoint from forcefully inserting new lines after putting a hyphen "-"

In a bullet-list, my first point contains the text Dot-notation: $.store.book[0].title The container text-box looks like so (as you can see, the second point is also affected): The problem is that ...
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Contrasting animated text in PowerPoint

At 10:56 in the below video, the video mentions a "built-in functionality" that partially darkens previous text in an animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwpi1Lm6dFo Where is that ...
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Creating a numbered list without periods in Powerpoint

In Microsoft Powerpoint 2016, how do I create a numbered list without any periods that continues across slides? For example: Slide 1: 1 2 Slide2: 3 4
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Can I syntax-highlight text for pasting into a word processor?

I have a piece of code (e.g. a C or Java function) which I'm going to put in a presentation. I would like to have this code syntax-highlighted; but LibreOffice Impress (and MS Powerpoint) don't have ...
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How to publish as PPSX in LibreOffice Impress

In MS Powerpoint, you save a presentation as either a .pptx, which is a raw slide deck. But if you want to look polished and fancy, you'll publish it as a .ppsx. This format saves the slide deck as a ...
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Powerpoint macro editor (VB for application) does not support Non-Ascii characters suddenly

It was all ok for many years but it has just happened since few days ago. The macro editor (VB for application) of Powerpoint 365 does not support Non-Ascii characters any more suddenly. It was ok but ...
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Word 2019 Mac: I don't have all bullet points in my word

I don't have all the symbols for bullet points in word whereas I have them in powerpoint, Can anyone tell how to bring them See this Word screenshot, I don't have all bullets. This is powerpoint ...
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Set Default Template for right-click -> new-presentation

thanks for having a look at my question! What I want to achieve: I have a Powerpoint template (.potx) that includes a specific theme and layout ("slide master"), that has my company's logo ...
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How to keep the shape state when returning to the slide in PowerPoint?

I'm using an overview slide that contains buttons with Slide Zooms to different slides in the presentation, each returning to the overview slide (Return to Zoom checked). I'm also marking each button ...
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PowerPoint 2010 (or later) - Shape position on Ribbon

In PowerPoint you can set a the width and height of a Shape from the ribbon: How can I do the same with its position (x and y coordinate)? I know I can click a billion times and set it through dialog ...
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How to print the list of fonts used in a presentation in LibreOffice Impress and / or Microsoft Powerpoint

When I copy presentations between different machines some of the characters change into Chinese characters or various different strange letters with dashes, chapos etc. I suspect that these ...
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How can I highlight a specific part of a MS powerpoint slide by clicking an action button in another slide?

I am creating a presentation using MS Powerpoint. Is there any way that if I click an action button in one slide, I can go to other slide while a specific part of that slide is highlighted or have a ...

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