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Questions tagged [microsoft-powerpoint-2010]

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Change focus during linked note taking

I have Powerpoint open and am taking linked notes with OneNote. How can I use the keyboard to switch the focus between Powerpoint and OneNote? I would like to not keep having to grab my mouse to ...
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How to disable “Microsoft PowerPoint failed to start correctly last time” notification

I was wondering if anyone ever managed to be able to solve this issue as I have searched EVERYWHERE and cannot find any solution to this issue. So quite simply I have a PowerPoint slideshow that runs ...
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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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How to turn of animation preview in PowerPoint?

Context I am creating a PowerPoint presentation and I am adding a lot of animations. The animations are too fancy: I am using appear and disappear to draw attention to specific parts of image. Issue ...
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Imported PowerPoint images are several times larger than my slides

Whenever I import a high-resolution photograph into PowerPoint by dragging-and dropping it, the default photo size ends up being several times larger than my slide. Having to manually resize imported ...
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Text editing in specific slide of powerpoint is involuntarily disabled

For some reason I am not able to edit the text in one of my slides (while other slides are fine) and I suspect it has something to do with the formulas and version. I saved it as ppt and pptx, and ...
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Powerpoint Custom Color Palette: Opening, Importing and Exporting

The color palette window in Powerpoint gives you the option to create a new custom palette or to "open" a custom palette. My question is what kind of file can Powerpoint open and use as a color ...
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Powerpoint to create slideshow to accompany prerecorded audio file?

Can I use Powerpoint to create a slideshow to accompany a prerecorded audio file? This is a bit backwards from the usual situation. Usually, one would prepare the Powerpoint slides, and then record a ...
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Powerpoint: hide picture in slide preview while keeping animation active

I want to show a picture over my slide upon clicking, but I want to hide the picture in the preview so that I can still edit my content without having to move the image. Is this possible?
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Go to a specific slide in powerpoint when creating the slides

This might be very simple to achieve, but I don't know how to see it through. When I create presentations using MS powerpoint, I have to go from slide to slide (say from Slide 3 to slide 45). So far I ...
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Is there a way to automatically update the last slide once I change the first?

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I want to show every month (with monthly trendings) but there's 2 slides that are always the same: The first and the last. Is there a way to automatically update ...
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Powerpoint ppsx opens in edit mode

I recently reinstalled on my laptop Windows7 64 bit OS. Along with it I reinstalled Office 2010 Home and Student Edition with a valid product key. The problem is I am no longer able to open my ppsx ...
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How do I find transparency on PowerPoint?

This is the first time I ask for help here, and I hope someone could help me. I had to print a poster, so I designed everything in Power Point 2010 as always, and saved as PDF. In the print shop they ...
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select slide in powerpoint by hotkey when not in presentation mode

Is there a way to change slides by hotkey when in edit mode? I find my self switching to presentation mode, typing the number of the slide, hitting enter, and then exiting the presentation just to ...
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Paragraph alignment not pasting correctly

When I paste a text box from one presentation to another the paragraph alignment of the text box changes from left aligned to right. Is there a setting that is causing this? I am aware that I can ...
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Powerpoint saving error “The file is corrupt and cannot be opened”

When attempting to save a file in powerpoint 2010 I get the following error: Are there any recommended step to ensure I do not lose the open file?
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How to merge multiple powerpoint files into one file?

Is there an easy way to combine multiple powerpoint files into one single file? Under ms dos for binary files you can copy them using /b or according to this SO question just use copy copy /b <...
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Making Text Longer in Power Point

Does anyone know how to elongate or widen text in Microsoft Power Point? With pictures you can click on any of the re-sizing squares on the picture and do whatever you want. If you do that with the ...
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Stop Powerpoint from changing proofing language to keyboard language

I use Powerpoint 2010 on Windows 7. My keyboard layout is German, but I write my presentations in English. Now I created a presentation with Default Language set to English, and I want it to use ...
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How get PPT 2010 to produce 220 ppi jpegs?

I've put together a photo collage as a single slide in PPT 2010 using a custom page size of 20"x16". When I save the slide as a jpeg, I use the Tools>Compress Pictures>Target output option to set the ...
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Applying entrance and exit animations to an object in powerpoint simultaneously

I've got an image which I would like to animate into a slide, at the click of a mouse, and then have it animate out so that I can replace it with text. I'm trying to add some humor to a rather dull ...
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How to compare two PowerPoint (2010) text only like in word

Source (smart art, animation, formatting , casing) Draft (smart art converted to shape, changed formatting and casing, removed animation and transition and so on) While I trying a compare to in ...
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Powerpoint on monitor

I have a monitor plugged into a lap top (so I can see what I am doing). Sometimes, I must hit something and the monitor goes blank but I can see what I am working on on my lap top. I can never ...
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Forcing Windows updates to pop-up during a presentation

I am giving a presentation about Microsoft/Windows updates. To get the attention of the public I want this screen to pop-up in the middle of my presentation; maybe with a shortcut. Does anyone have ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Hotkey - Indent Nested List

I am using the Microsoft Office 2010 version of Powerpoint. How do I shift the indentation of a nested list to the left or to the right, while typing?
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Can you format charts from multiple slides in a single step?

Related to this post: How do I change the format of all pictures in a PowerPoint 2010 presentation?. But instead of editing formats for pictures in a single slide, I would like to edit charts in ...
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MS Office Powerpoint - Embedding video but not as a link

I know it is possible to link a video, either from local drive or from Youtube. But I am looking to embed the video so I can save it and email it as a .ppt file. Is this possible? I want to be able ...
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Navigation while live editing & presenting in Powerpoint 2010

When presenting on a TV or a projector, especially during work meeting, I often haven the presentation on my laptop monitor open in edit mode and in presentation mode on the external screen. This ...
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What is the “Performing multiple tasks” button do in Powerpoint 2010?

I recently stumbled a button in Powerpoint 2010 that has the following tooltip text: Performing multiple tasks. Click to show next task. The button is in the lower right on the statusbar (next to ...
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Why does comparing PPT 2010 files with different content yield no differences?

I have a PowerPoint 2010 presentation with 523 slides in it. I sent a copy to a colleague, he modified a few slides (added text to them), and sent it back to me. When I use the PowerPoint comparison ...
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Powerpoint - revealing bullets in order of audience participation

Is it possible to easily reveal bullet points in an order given by audience participation, where the answer may differ each time? eg What are the colours of the rainbow?
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Creating a custom list label in PowerPoint 2010 that uses A), B), etc

I want to make a custom list in PowerPoint, where the labels are as follows (desired format): A) B) C) ... The nearest available options in PowerPoint that I can find are Capitals with a period ...
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PowerPoint 2010 won't open downloaded files

Whenever I download a file from the Internet and try to open in in PowerPoint 2010, it fails with a message PowerPoint found a problem with the content in . PowerPoint can attempt to repair the ...
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How to show PowerPoint shapes in presentation mode after clicking (but not during editing, without macros)

In order to build an on-screen menu during presentation mode ... Is there any way to make shapes appear (after a click) in presentation mode, but hide them during editing mode? When the shapes have ...
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Need to animate an object from one place to another in PowerPoint.

I want to animate an object from one place to another in powerpoint. I can displace it between two points, but not more than that. Can someone tell me how to accomplish this:
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Downward pointing triangle with text right side up

In a diagram, I have a triangle shape containing text. It points up to some box higher up in the diagram. Now I'd like to have a similar triangle that points down to some other box. Unfortunately, ...
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Given a ppt file, is it possible to save it as a template?

I'm using MS PowerPoint and I would like to use a template I found in a pptx file. How can it be saved in the template library to be used later..?
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How can I view a PowerPoint slideshow in windowed mode (ie, not full screen)?

This slideshow is only opening in full screen mode. I can't find any context menu options that will switch it to windowed mode. Update: I am opening this .pptx file as an attachment from within a ...
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Reformat pictures in PowerPoint

How can I re-size and re-locate all images on different PowerPoint slides using Macro? size: height - 4.95 inches and width - 9 inches position: x - 0.5 inches and y - 1.75 inches
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powerpoint slide master mode: snap placeholder to object / other placeholder

I would like to design a more complicated powerpoint template with a number of objects and placeholder text boxes. I would like to have the objects and placeholders aligned with respect to each other. ...
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How do I keep slide show view to the audience, while I switch to normal and back on my own computer?

I am about to give a presentation. During the presentation I need to go back to normal view to insert some calculations. However, I do not want to let the audience see this. Can they look at the slide ...
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changes the powerpoint 2010 notes layout

I want to have a notes layout with the slides on the left and the corresponding notes on the right. Similar to the handout model with three slides on the left and where you can enter your own notes to ...
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print 1 slide on 2 pages

Hi I have a powerpoint slide, that I need to have printed in 2 halves. It's an A1, slide, and I want it to print on 2xA3, since I only have cardboard on A3, and I don't want the entire slide to ...
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Protect content of a powerpoint presentation [duplicate]

Follow up of Is there a way to secure a powerpoint presentation against edits? In my case I have a lot of animations in my ppt file and I want to preserve them. Please instruct whether converting ...
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Retaining font size in PowerPoint even in Master Slide?

Is there any way to force a font style/size, even in a Master Slide, not to change and Autofit in a slide. I have as a fifth level bullet setting a 14pt font. It's getting changed to a 13pt font ...
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Is there anyway to format negative numbers in red in a table in Powerpoint 2010?

I have tables of data and I want the negative numbers to show up in red (similar to what you would do in Excel). Does PowerPoint have this capability?
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Reinstate a deleted slide in Powerpoint's Notes Page view

I received a Powerpoint presentation where someone deleted the slide in the Notes Page view. After trying this myself, doing so is deceptively simple. Open View > Notes Page, then select the slide ...
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Can you change linked charts to embedded charts in PowerPoint 2010? Or use relative links to Excel files?

I need to replicate a PowerPoint presentation across multiple countries then send the presentations to colleagues and give them the ability to edit charts. To do this I have created an Excel file ...
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Embed Excel Chart with Drop-down control into powerpoint

I have an interactive Excel chart which runs on the basis of users selecting ranges using drop down menus via the form control and I want to move this into Powerpoint 2010 for presentation purposes. ...
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How to edit text in powerpoint slide show?

Sometimes while giving a power point presentation to our board, they tend to suggest corrections on slides & tell us to update. What I do is to note them & exit the slideshow, update the ...