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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Text won't span width of column in PPT table

I added a table in PPT. In some columns, the text flows the width of the column. In other columns, the text won't go beyond about the halfway point. I've looked for tabs that could be stopping it - ...
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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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Original (source) Slide Master or Theme is not being applied to slide when it is copy/pasted to another Presentation

This is true even if I use the "Keep Source Formatting" paste option. Copying the slide masters from the original PowerPoint to the new PowerPoint doesn't work either. Using the "...
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Apply Slide Master changes to a Slide, and then Sever the Connection to the Slide Master

I need to create a slide that incorporates the existing slide master modifications to the slide directly, and then delete the slide master from the presentation, retaining the changes that the slide ...
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How to resize PowerPoint Objects and Text Proportionally at the same time?

I am trying to resize some textbox and shapes with texts in them in PowerPoint. and I cannot resize it proportionally. See the animated gif below for a demo. Scenario: Let's say you are are working on ...
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Where is my Powerpoint template located?

I need to create a Powerpoint presentation based on our official template. I should be able to choose between a German and an English template. However, I have 3 templates; two templates are German ...
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How to remove this annoying text from powerpoint?

I find a powerpoint on a telegram channel and I want to edit and work on that powerpoint. but there is a text on the above left of the powerpoint I try to delete this but I can't: I also tried this ...
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Using morph transition in powerpoint

I already have powerpoint 2016 and I don't have subscribed account so I don't have access to morph transition. If I install powerpoint 2019 then can I access to this feature? if yes, then what about ...
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How to add object to a group without losing it's animation in powerpoint?

I have many object (ovals, rounded rectangles, arrows...) that I grouped in 5 groups. In the presentation I want all of them (the groups) to fade in on click one after another which I did and it works ...
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How to prevent underscore from doing subscript?

This is what I am trying to achieve: But it gets auto corrected to:
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How can I change elements which Design Ideas inserts in PowerPoint?

I really like PowerPoint's Design Ideas. I usually select one and then tinker with it a bit to get the look I like. However, I've noticed there are some elements I can't seem to touch. For example, in ...
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In PowerPoint, how can you match an object's 3d perspective to that of a static image?

My question is easiest to illustrate with an example. I work with early-stage startups, so often make PowerPoint "mock-ups" of what software will look like when displayed on a computer ...
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Stop PowerPoint 2016 from changing proofing language in multilingual installation

My Windows 10 1909 is in English (Canada) and my keyboard is in Canadian french. When I write my PowerPoint they are in French, but it keeps changing the proofing language to English. Here's are my ...
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How does PowerPoint choose a Layout

Assume that I copy slides from a source presentation into a destination presentation, choosing to stick with the destination master/layouts or, alternatively, apply a new theme in the destination ...
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Powerpoint Text Will Only Decrease, Not Increase

I am using Powerpoint 365. I have a slide that started as a "Title + Content" layout, and typed in my content, then decided I wanted a "Two Content" layout and converted it. I started typing in the ...
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Resizing multiple objects in PowerPoint - Strange enlargement

I'm trying to enlarge multiple objects simultaneously in PowerPoint. To do that, I selected all the objects and I enlarged only one of them; the result is below. Here the file. Thank you in advance.
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Powerpoint Command Line Switch \s for online presentation

I have a shared presentation I want to show on a screen in my office. I'm using a feature in Powerpoint that allows you to edit an online (OneDrive) presentation collaboratively, and update it on-the-...
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Insert and link picture does not work in powerpoint mac

The article https://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/learn/picturesandvisuals/2016-mac/insert-or-link-picture.html describes how to insert and link a picture in a powerpoint presentation. This way,...
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Is there a way to delete the text within multiple PowerPoint shapes?

I use PowerPoint almost daily as part of my job for reporting. Instead of using text boxes, we like to use Shapes with text inside it to put across ideas e.g. text statements or percentage figures. ...
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Add textbox to all slides in powerpoint 2016

I inherited a 100+ slides powerpoint presentation and I need to add new text to every slide. There already is a footer text that needs to stay where it is. Is it possible to add a textbox to all ...
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Hyperlink TO specific shape in PowerPoint

I see the option for creating a hyperlink from a shape on one slide to a different slide in the presentation. I don't, however, see a way to hyperlink from a shape on one slide to a specific shape on ...
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How do I make my own title slide layour in slide master and make it stick?

I'm creating my own theme in Powerpoint 2016 on Windows 10. I have a couple of slide layouts, including a title slide layout. However, when I save this theme and then create a new slide deck using it, ...
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Delete ink annotations from slides after saving

During a presentation, it is possible to add ink annotations to a slide using: Ctrl-P to get the pen option. Writing some text on a slide. When leaving the presentation, selecting Keep from the "Want ...
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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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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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Importing diagram from Visio to PowerPoint results in a large amount of objects that I cannot seem to animate

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 that ...
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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 ...