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

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How can I fix Master mismatch for some slides in PowerPoint 2016 presentation?

I have a presentation that has a Master. A bunch of slides that I copied from another deck do not adhere to the Master (for example, page numbers that are supposed to in the lower right are missing). ...
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PowerPoint Slide count

How do I get the total slide count across multiple PowerPoint presentations? I have a folder with ~20 PowerPoint files and I'm curious to know the combined slide count. I know you can right click ...
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How to convert auto numbering list to plain text in PowerPoint 2013?

I have PowerPoint slides with numbering lists (1, 1.1, 2, 3,...), and I need to quick method to convert this list to selectable numbers, keeping format (font size and indent).
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Loss of transparency when exporting PDF from MS Office

Full disclosure, I've cross-posted this on the official MS support forum, but I have very little faith that I'll get a decent answer any time soon, and this is kinda urgent. As you'd see from that ...
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When opening files from Excel though OneDrive, a separate dialog box opens and freezes Excel

A person in my company uses OneDrive to store her files. When opening an Office file like Excel, it will open a transparent dialog box and that cannot be closed and the Excel file cannot by modified ...
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PowerPoint: How to animate bullet and sub-bullets such that both have different animations on the master slide?

I am always finding myself wanting to do different animation on bullets and sub-bullets, not as a whole. Currently, the only available option is to do all the bullets (and their sub-bullets) to come ...
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Is it possible to compress a PowerPoint object vertically, but anchor the bottom of the object?

As per the subject. I have a shape that I wish to anchor the bottom of, but compress the top of the shape downwards. I tried Animations->Grow/Shrink, but I can only constrain it to either vertical, ...
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Mystery characters appearing in titles in PPT slides

Mystery characters - PowerPoint My client's has a set of mystery characters that is appearing in many of the title slides between the words of the title. Appearing between the title words is stacked ...
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Add More Columns to Color Palette in PowerPoint

Can you add more color columns to the color palette (for font/highlight colors) in PowerPoint? I like the existing color palette, but it would be great, if I can pick more colors for my presentations....
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Two objects one animation power point 2010

I'm trying to make like a link between two objects if l click on one of them or move the cursor on it the other one will act with the same animation Example.. I have two squares in blue color if I ...
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Animating Bar Charts in Microsoft excel andPowerpoint

I have quarterly data for the no. of Patients and I have to make Bar chart, I want to set the animation in a way to appear the recent quarter bar first and on the right side of the graph and then all ...
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Powerpoint - Open PPTM (macro enabled) File on Startup

I have a PowerPoint presentation with a macro. I would like PowerPoint to open on startup the following to files. Blank.pptm (My custom PPT file with macro) Blank.pptx (Default PPT file) (Optional) (...
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How can I add more “stops” to the animations

How can I adjust the animation to become as in the pictures green box? When I try to adjust it in the animations pane the I can't get the "number" higher, I can just move them around. The middle ...
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Text box seems to always open vertically by default in powerpoint

I bought a new laptop with Windows10 and it hasPowerpoint 2016 installed on it. Whenever I add a text box the text starts typing vertically. How do I fix it? I mean, if I drag the box wider that ...
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Powerpoint animations play every time I visit the slide

I'm trying to create a prezi like presentation on Powerpoint 2016. I'm using the zoom to return feature, where I zoom into a particular section and then return to the master slide on the next click. ...
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Powerpoint animation sequence based on random clicking

Ok, here's what I would like to do. The slide has a question listed at the top. The question has multiple answers below it that are initially invisible. I would like to ask the question and as people ...
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Using Excel ActiveX scroll bars while in slide show mode in Powerpoint

I have an Excel sheet which has a chart in it along with ActiveX scroll bar commands and some simple macros. The scroll bars are used to change the source data series of the chart and change the chart ...
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Using an existing slide to create master slide views

Is there a way I could transfer normal slides in powerpoint to master view? As in, I want ALL my slides from a presentation to be slide views. Explanation: the request was to just make a presentation ...
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Open a New Powerpoint without template View

How can I open PowerPoint in a new default template without it first opening the template view? I seldom use the cool PowerPoint templates that Microsoft offers. I just want to start a new ...
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How to trigger an animation if a hyperlink on a different slide was clicked?

I would like to know if it is possible, to trigger an animation on a particular slide, if a certain hyperlink on a different slide of the same presentation was followed. Background: Currently, I use ...
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PPTX with linked presentation slide objects - Source file changes name - How to automize the fix/update

I have created this "Master Presentation Deck" in powerpoint consisting mostly of linked powerpoint presentation slides from other presentations. The whole idea is that we need a master presentation ...
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How to stop animation in a particular slide not on the master slide PowerPoint?

I have a presentation, and I want all the slides to have animations in them (Except view). Therefore, I did animation on the master slide. However, it turns out that there is no way that I may ...
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Make PowerPoint 2016 slide auto-populate with Excel data

I’ll do my best to describe what I’m trying to accomplish. In PowerPoint I have one slide that I need to have auto populate based on data within an excel sheet. I don’t know much about macros except ...
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Does any version of Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac OS export tagged PDF for accessibility?

Microsoft PowerPoint for MS Windows can export presentations (both in the old PPT and the newer PPTX format) to "tagged" PDF. This requires that the user checks the "tagged PDF" option or something ...
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PowerPoint: memorize “hide slide” patterns

Is there a way to hide a specific fixed set of PowerPoint slides easily, so I don't have to select that entire set every time I want to hide them? It should be based on the content of exactly these ...
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How to write a write-protected file with VBA

I have a little VBA project (in Powerpoint) in which I need to create and save a write-protected file (of any kind, the initial thought is a txt file). What is the best approach for that? I can ...
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PowerPoint Slideshow Error: Server application, source file, or item can't be found

When I double click charts embedded in my PowerPoint slideshow, the following error shows: The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to ...
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typing the right answer during a ppt presentation

I'm making a quizz in PPT. I would like the students to type the right answer in a textbox (numeric) and that it would be like a hyper link to the other slide only if the answer is correct. Can I do ...
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Launching a Bash Shell from Powerpoint

Does anyone know of a way to launch a Bash Shell directly from a PowerPoint presentation? I've seen a lot of GOLANG Gophers running code from their powerpoint presentation (or at least I thought they ...
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How to insert same picture into different slides in PowerpPoint (not into all slides)

I want to use the same picture on 4 different slides inside PowerPoint presentation. This is high resolution image thus I do not want to place it 4 times. Is it possible to put this picture only once ...
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How do I reload a file from disk in Microsoft PowerPoint?

I'm working on creating a presentation in PowerPoint, and would like to reload changes to it from disk made by an external tool while it is open in PowerPoint. Is it possible to achieve this without ...
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LaTeX syntax no longer works in PowerPoint equation editor—how to fix it?

I am using PowerPoint for Mac 16.13.1 to type some equations on slides using the Insert -> Equation feature. It used to be possible to use some limited LaTeX syntax when typing equation, e.g. \int, \...
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Keep source formatting with copy-paste between presentations in Powerpoint (Work arounds)

Basic Question: In Powerpoint, when copying slides from one presentation to another how can I maintain the source background, colors, and other formatting? Traditional Answer: When things are ...
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Trouble with Drop shadows exported from Google Slides to Powerpoint

Using Mac Powerpoint 2016 with Google slides. I have a slide in Google Slides that has text with a drop shadow on it. This text is set to animate in by paragraph and when I export as a PPT document ...
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How do you group a picture and a table in Word 2016?

I am working through an issue with graphics that need to be translated in Word but I cannot change the original image. Is there a way to layer a table over a graphic and keep them locked together? ...
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Project phone screen to a presentation slide

I feel that with the title I say everything, I would like that during a Powerpoint slide (for example) I could see the screen of my phone in the slide. Because I want to show my application during ...
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Is there a way to view all shapes used in a power point presentation?

I am working on a presentation with about 150 combined tables and charts to keep track of. The selection and visibility pane (Picture Tools > Arrange > Selection Pane) lets me name and view a list of ...
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Powerpoint troubles

I tried to open one ZIP file in and accidentally set them to save all files in Powerpoint. I left clicked and pressed open with then Powerpoint. I tried to change it back it properties but I can't ...
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Powerpoint (or Word): search by regex, change text color

I have a block of text that looks like this: 0000000000000000 N=5955 VAL= 0.24 0.53 0.53 0.53 1.05 0000000000000001 N=2387 VAL= 0.13 0.53 0.53 0.53 0.53 0000000000000010 N=72248 VAL= 0.05 ...
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Stacked line charts

I need to create a trend line where the series all have similar values so in order to show the actual trends, I would like to separate the lines, similar to the image below. The chart below is using ...
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Including the slide title in the Notes handout automatically (PowerPoint 2016)

I want to create a manual from a PowerPoint presentation, where the information in the Notes section are part of the printout. So that I can format the slide titles to be part of a table of contents, ...
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Any way to see Powerpoint 2016 slide timings in presenter view?

I swear, last time I used Powerpoint, there was a way to see your timings in presenter view. Or at least a progressive time bar that gave you a visual idea of where you were in your presentation. I'...
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App not available under a non-admin user

I created a non-admin account on my Windows 10 laptop with Microsoft Office but PowerPoint is not present. It's available and working fine under the admin account. In the non-admin account, when I ...
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Power Point multiple presentations in one deck

Is it possible to have multiple defined presentations in one deck reusing multiple slide in each of the presentations. E.g. First slide lists: Topic A Topic B Topic C I want be able to select a ...
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PowerPoint 2010 - The “Send as Attachment” option missing

I have a person that is having issue with Office 2010, it seems to be that in the "Save & Send" tab it is missing the Send as Attachment button/feature. I have seen a couple things saying try ...
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How do I insert a new blank PowerPoint slide without leaving presentation mode?

I have a Surface Book with a pen that I use with PowerPoint for lectures. I like being able to scribble on my slides with the pen, but sometimes, e.g., if I'd like to draw a whole diagram in response ...
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How to reduce size of all PPT/PPTX files in folder?

I have 1000+ PPT/PPTX files, how to reduce size of them all? It's OK if resolution of images goes down or history is gone. As long as current on slides text is preserved and images are recognizable, ...
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How do you insert a LaTeX equation in PowerPoint under Windows?

I was wondering how may I insert latex equations into powerpoint directly without the use of Microsoft Windows to convert latex to Microsoft equations then copy and past. I understand from this link ...
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Load pdf images into PowerPoint

When I import an image saved as PDF into PowerPoint the quality loss enormous. I don't want to solve it with the Snipping Tool because I remember that using Office 2013 (I think) I was able to load ...
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Internet Explorer showing PPT

How to make IE11 to show PPT files in browser? I've configured IE to run ActiveX, and installed ActiveX component as suggested here, however still no luck.