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Questions tagged [microsoft-powerpoint-2016]

Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2016 suites for Windows and Macintosh. There are also versions for iOS and Android as well as a browser-based online version.

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powerpoint: set default paste

Is there any way to set the default paste (crtl+V) to paste enhanced bitmap in the latest Microsoft Powerpoint? Maybe using a regedit value? The best I can come up with is crtl+alt+v, but it's a bit ...
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PowerPoint with audio: How to avoid black square in lower right?

I have PowerPoint 2016. I recorded audio to go along with the slides, and turned off the webcam option prior to recording. However when I play back the presentation with the audio, there is a black ...
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Is there a way to view/edit an object's x, y coordinates in PowerPoint?

Sometimes I'd like to see or edit an object's x, y coordinates. Is there a way to do this in PowerPoint? Sample use cases: Aligning multiple motion paths Verifying object alignment Distributing ...
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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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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 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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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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What does “PowerPoint can't access because the filename is invalid.” mean?

I cannot save a file in PowerPoint after I have made recent changes to it. When I click save, there comes a dialog box saying what I have already mentioned in the question. I cannot perform a save as ...
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How to change Powerpoint text in textbox on animation

How do I change the text within a textbox when an animation starts playing? For the graduation of some of our students we are looking to make it so their photo appears in tune with their name on a ...
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How to specify grid in terms of cells, not distances?

Is it possible to specify a grid in terms of number of grid lines, rather than as spacing (in PowerPoint 2016)? I want to have a 2x3 grid to help me design my presentation, but can only find a way to ...
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How to setup powerpoint's custom functions across many powerpoint files

Because some personal functions are often used, I have developed macros and they work quite well. But, now I have a problem. I have created custom functions (macro) in a new ribbon tab, and it saves ...
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Remove or override an emphasis animation

I will give a super basic example since my use case is a bit more complex. In simple terms I want to "highlight" individual items as I talk about each, but at the end "reveal all" so the big idea can ...
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Force Powerpoint in Presenter Mode on 2nd Monitor

I wrote a small app for managing/showing Powerpoint Presentations on a Laptop with secondary display. The Problem is, I have very limited to no possibilty changing the Files directly, but need to show ...
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How to start Mac PowerPoint with a Blank Layout? (Office 365)

What I want is exactly what's in this post, but for PowerPoint for Mac (Office 365) instead of Windows. I want this to happen each time I open Powerpoint without having to double click on a template ...
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powerpoint- Define new numbering: No such menu item

I'm trying to change numbers' font of a numbered list. Stories tell that there should be a "Define new numbering" item in Numbering menu in Home tab of ribbon which I can use to define a new numbering ...
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Edit background slide music in Powerpoint 2016

I have downloaded a Powerpoint template from the internet. When I play the slides, a piece of audio plays automatically everytime a new slide comes on. I am struggling to find the option to edit this....
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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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How to make a line have a checkerboard pattern?

I am trying to make a YouTube intro with powerpoint. The main basis for it however is a circle that alternates between gray and blue in a checkerboard pattern. I tried to use the format shape tool ...
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Customize keyboard shortcuts powerpoint 2016 windows

In MS Word 2016, I can customize keyboard shortcuts as described here. However, the same procedure cannot be applied to my Powerpoint 2016 software. Simply, the button "Customize" in step 3 of the ...
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Powerpoint 2016 is flashing unknown bar chart when advanding to next slide

I created a presentation in Powerpoint. I marked it as Final. When I advance past a text-only slide to a slide with a bar chart, a completely different bar chart is flashing briefly. The same ...
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Fastest workflow to animate individual elements of a visio diagram in powerpoint

So I have a visio diagram and I would like to animate it, so that I can tell a story and introduce one piece at a time. The issue is that when I copy the diagram into powerpoint and convert it so ...
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Cut vs None transition in PowerPoint

With the slide transition set to None or Cut (without changing effect options), Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 behaves the same way: the next slide immediately appears. If I set the transition to Cut, ...
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Keep Paste Special Links Contained within a Copy/Pasted and Renamed Folder

I have links from Excel Charts to Powerpoint slides, using the Paste Special Link option, so that when the Powerpoint is opened the charts can be updated easily. The Powerpoint and Excel files are all ...
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How to embed an HTML file into a PowerPoint presentation?

Is there anyway to embed an HTML file that is stored locally into a PowerPoint presentation? I know I can paste the link in the presentation and then click the link to open it in the browser but I'm ...
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How to make an object appear and another disappear on click

I have made an object "TextBox 3" saying "Click me for ________". I have successfully made it so when it is is clicked, then it disappears. I then added "Textbox 4" and gave the the command so that ...
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PowerPoint “Bullets and Numbering” Corrupted

Having a problem with bullets not showing up properly in PowerPoint 2016 on Windows 7; both are fully patched. So far I have tried (in order): Replacing Fonts directory from a working computer - no ...
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Automatic update of powerpoint graphs from a linked excel

So I've been having a bit of a problem recently, I somewhat solved it, but I'd love to see if anyone has a better suggestion. I have created a powerpoint file with a bunch of graphs using the simple ...
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How to link excel files

I've linked an excel spreadsheet to a power point presentation; however, it is only showing a portion of the cells. When I double click the linked workbook there is no way to adjust the size. I've ...
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what is the shortcut key to Swap Presenter View and Slide show view while presenting in powerpoint 2016?

what is the shortcut key to Swap Presenter View and Slide show view while presenting in PowerPoint 2016? the item is visible in the picture but I need a shortcut key, I also couldn't find it in the ...
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PowerPoint 2016 - Do not enumerate hidden slides

I have hidden slides in my presentation, but the problem is that when I generate the PDF or I use the presentation mode of the PowerPoint, it enumerates the hidden slides and then, for instance, you ...
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How can I specify the size and position of a plot area in inches?

When I highlight a chart area, I get these options: However, when I highlight a plot area, I don't get the "size & properties" options any longer: My issue is that I have the same type of ...
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Deploy Powerpoint templates over Office 365

Our company has Office 365 with the Office 2016 suite and Sharepoint Online. I'd like to know if it's possible to push our custom templates to all users in Powerpoint and change the default create ...
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How do you change the default font size for tables?

I know how to change the default font for text boxes and shapes: Right click box/shape, then select "Set as Default Textbox/Shape". But I cannot figure out how to do this for tables. I always get ...
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What are the default shortcuts for “Align Center” and “Align Middle”?

From other programs, I'm used to something like Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C/M or similar. Edit: Apparently it is also not possible to define custom shortcuts in PowerPoint? Please correct me if this is wrong/...
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Replace all fonts in PowerPoint 2016? [duplicate]

In PowerPoint 2010 I had the option for replacing all fonts in an entire presentation. Now we updated to Office 365, and in PowerPoint 2016 if I go to Replace Fonts I don't have the option for ...
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How to skip the online dialog when replacing an image?

Powerpoint has the unpleasant "feature" of wasting time with an option to search for online images via bing when I right click an image in order to replace it. I always want to use a local image, so ...
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How to make a powerpoint animation that undoes/reverses a previous move and scale animation?

This seems like it'd be simple and routine, but I can't find any simple way to do it. Suppose I have a slide with the following animating shapes: Shape A starts at size 100x100, at position A:B, and ...