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Disable Font "Floaty" menu in Powerpoint 2013

I am using Powerpoint on Windows 10. No matter where I click on text, I am plagued by a floating font menu that blocks my view of the content of the slide that I am composing. I used the following ...
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Is there a way to move or remove the navigation buttons during a Powerpoint Presentation?

During a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation, when you touch the screen of a touch-screen or pen-enabled device, these navigation/inking options appear in the bottom-left of your presentation: Can ...
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How can updating a link result in sharing confidential information in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013?

I have a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 file that contains a few linked object. Each time I open it I get the following warning: How can updating a link result in sharing confidential information? I use ...
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How can I do a clean "file" shape in powerpoint?

The usual shape for a file is a sheet with a folded corner. There's a shape almost like this in Powerpoint but the corner is upside down. If I rotate or flip the shape upside down text is also upside ...
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MS Word to Powerpoint and back

We have to create documents in MS-Word, the contents of which are converted to PowerPoint on a regular basis. There are typically dozens of of slides in the PPTX files, and sometimes the number is ...
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How to add a shape with gradient colour that matches background gradient colour?

I want to cover over part of an image. Normally I do this by adding a rectangle shaped with the same colour as the background. This works fine when the background is a single colour. However, in a ...
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Animating transparency in powerpoint

I want to make a picture in a powerpoint slide become more transparent gradually, and then remain so for the rest of that slide's display. I cannot find an option to animate the transparency process ...
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Add freeform shape option - PowerPoint

In my powerpoint I opened an image, I clicked on image, I went to Format-->Crop-->Crop to Shape, but I didn't find the Freeform option. How can I add it? Thank you in advance.
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Delay when between slides with audio

I'm putting together a power point presentation that I have precise audio behind that matches up with when the slides move. However, after I rehearse my timings, the rehearsed time is anywhere between ...
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Show the notes pane: make it the default in a PowerPoint template

The notes pane is not visible by default in PowerPoint. I observe that people are not even aware that the notes pane exists. I wonder whether it's possible to change the default state of that pane ...
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How to enable Powerpoint, Review, Start Inking in ribbon

I love the inking tool in Powerpoint, which I regularly use to highlight points of interest in screenshots. But for mysterious reasons, sometimes the tool is missing in the ribbon: After endless ...
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In powerpoint, how do I get the bullet icon in a text box to use the same icon as in the "Click here" box?

Using PowerPoint 2013. I have a set of slides with mostly ordinary slides with green bullets. They all use the "default" bullet style using a green filled triangle. They all use "Appearance" ...
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how to tie powerpoint bullet to related image for purposes of animation?

I'm building a set of slides with bullets. I want to use "appearance" animations so I can step through the bullets with the space bar. On several slides, I have a screenshot image that I've positioned ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut for a powerpoint macro

I had written a VBA code for powerpoint to go to a specific slide while editing the slides. However, I was unable to bind that to a shortcut key (I wanted to bind it to Ctrl+G). In excel there ...
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PowerPoint: make layout obey slide master again

When editing the footer on a slide master, its child layouts automatically inherit the footer text. However, after accidentally editing a layout, they are not in sync anymore. I always have to edit ...
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How to make an office file always open in Protected View?

Usually when office files (e.g docx, xlsx, pptx etc) are downloaded from the internet and opened, these files open in Protected View. How can I set the default setting of a particular local document ...
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Automatically hide certain shapes with Disappear-animation in exported PDF

In my slides I have a few shapes covering other content. Those shapes have a "Disappear" animation on them and are supposed to hide information such that the audience can think about it first. Note: ...
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PPT Slide Reset but maintain bold

I have slides with various text and bulleted lists on them. I want to use the "Reset" button to apply the current Master Slide formatting to them (to fix bullets, change to default color, etc.). ...
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Re-apply a slide layout to existing slides

I have a PowerPoint presentation where the odd-numbered slides have master layout A, and the even numbered slides have master layout B (with a few exceptions that I can sort manually). When I update ...
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How to restart slide numbering from 1 in new section in MS PowerPoint 2013?

I am using two sections in my presentation and I want slide numbering to restart after the end of 1st section and at the start of next section.
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Real time countdown on powerpoint slides

I have to do a presentation soon and it has to be around 15 minutes. To keep track of time (and not look at my watch all the time) I'd like to add a countdown of 15 minutes to my powerpoint ...
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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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Is it possible to view a PowerPoint slide show at 100% zoom?

When I start a slide show in PowerPoint 2013, it is displayed in full screen with the slides zoomed to fill the screen. Is it possible to view a slideshow with the slides "actual size", i.e. the same ...
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PowerPoint 2013: how to embed linked videos programmatically with VBA?

I have a lot of powerpoint presentions with linked videos (stored in separate .wmv or .avi files which are located in the same path as the presentation itself). For making the presentation "portable" ...
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Replace or edit picture in PowerPoint 2013 keeping formatting

I need to do some (small) changes on some images (PNG) in the PPTX document. I don't see any option to edit images. If I use the "Change Picture" option to load an edited version of the Picture file, ...
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PowerPoint 2013 missing "Paste Special" context menu

This is the strangest thing. I have googled for answers but can't seem to find ones that apply. All I want to do is select a portion of an Excel file and paste/link it into a PowerPoint presentation, ...
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How do you share a PowerPoint presentation and have it open to a specific slide?

I'm sharing a PowerPoint presentation on OneDrive. Is there a way to specify that, when it's opened, it opens at a specific slide?
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How can PowerPoint 2013 compress background images (not just inserted pictures) to reduce filesize?

I have a 10-slide presentation that is a whopping 234 MB! This is because each of its slides has a different high-resolution image as its background. (I know that the large filesize is due to these ...
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Shortcut to send a couple of slides from a presentation

Many a times I have to send specific slides out of a powerpoint presentation, via email. I follow a manual process of selecting the slides, copying them, opening a new presentation and finally ...
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Conditional formatting of PowerPoint-table

Related to this question, I wonder if there is any way to apply conditional formatting to a table in PowerPoint, without importing an Excel-table. E.g. to change the background colour of a cell in the ...
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Powerpoint "remembering" a choice

I've created a game show with questions and prizes. The contestants will answer a question, and then pick a "box". There are 5 boxes I have triggered to individually disappear once clicked. So a ...
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Show content in a Powerpoint slide incrementally

I have seen Powerpoint presentations where content showed up slide incrementally. i.e. Suppose there is 20 lines of content on the slide. However, when you see the slide for first time, you only see 5 ...
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How can I repeat my entire slideshow?

The title says it all. How can I make my slideshow loop continuously in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Windows?
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Powerpoint 2013 - Change font size effect

Is there a way I can change the font size using animation in MS Power Point 2013? Grow/Shrink is terrible, it pixelates and mess up the line tab. I think it was possible to do in previews version, ...
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Stop PowerPoint 2013 from animating pictures when going back?

I created a master slide for full-screen pictures. There are no slide transitions and no animations. When I get to such a full-screen slide however, PowerPoint will do a fade-in on that picture (...
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Can Powerpoints link to information online without user consent?

I recently read a superuser question here regarding whether or not PDF files could access the internet when someone opens them in Acrobat. This led me to wonder, when I open a powerpoint file, can it ...
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How do I jump directly to next page without animations?

If I have a PowerPoint document with several pages and several animations per page... If I press the "Right Arrow" it will go to the next animation on the same page, and it will continue jumping to ...
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Powerpoint Animation Related

I am working on a presentation & added 3 objects with 3 different animations in a sequence. I have been able to apply animation, however i want them to animate continuously one after another (...
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Opening PowerPoint Presentations (as email attachments)

I would like to know how to prevent Google from commandeering my PPS/ppt files when I want them to open in PowerPoint. I have Microsoft PowerPoint set as my default program but can't get them to ...
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How can I make a PowerPoint Theme that will scale to 16:9 and 4:3 like the defaults?

I know how to make a powerpoint theme using the color palates, font palates, and slide masters. However, if I build it on a 16:9 aspect ratio slide, but then change the aspect ratio to 4:3, all the ...
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PPT 2013 Template Issue

I have formed a new template in PPT 2013. It is stored in the correct (?) folder ie: user\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Template\ When I open a new presentation my template does open OK (I ...
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How to export a PowerPoint slide to PDF without margin?

I have a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 file that contains a single slide. How can I export it to a PDF file so that the PDF file has no margin? I.e. instead of: I want (if possible with even less margin)...
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Powerpoint 2013 display differently in OSX and Window version

It is the original slide in Powerpoint for Mac 2011 And it is how it looks in Powerpoint 2013 on Windows Here is the version information of my Powerpoint for Mac I have googled this problem but ...
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How to control a presentation on computer using iPad?

I am presenting something to a small audience of 50+ people. I have a projector to which I will connect my laptop. Instead of navigating the presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) on the computer and ...
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Export PowerPoint slides to Word without using "handouts"?

I have already read many other articles about converting/exporting, but they all use Handouts. Is there a way to export the content of the slides to Word so that the occupy full pages?
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Virtual laser pointer when using Office Remote and a Surface Pro 3 goes to the wrong position

I have to do presentations quite often and I recently noticed the Office Remote App (I'm using the Windows Phone 8.1 version in case that matters). So before actually doing the presentation in front ...
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Disable slide transitions on a particular element in PowerPoint

Basically I have the same title on two consecutive slides and I don't want the title to do a slide transition as it doesn't change. Is there any way to do this?
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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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Show work area in PowerPoint

Is there any way to make the edges of the work area in PowerPoint always show? One of my colleagues often makes presentations for our meetings, and when she adds images they are often in higher ...
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Spell checking language in PowerPoint 2013

How do I force a change of the default spell check language in a PowerPoint document? My windows 7 machine and office installation are all running English. However I'm using a Swedish keyboard layout....
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