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Stop PowerPoint from cropping images that I drag into placeholders

The behavior is buried in the "Crop" ribbon menu. When you place a photo in most containers in PowerPoint 2010+ (I believe, definitely 2013 and 2016), the default is to "Fill" as much container as ...
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Force PowerPoint to paste in place like every other graphics editor in the world?

Here is the way I use : ctrl+x to cut the object ctrl+v to paste the object (it will be at the same place) move the pasted object where you want. ctrl+v to put back the original (it will be also at ...
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5 votes

How to draw truly vertical or horizontal lines in PowerPoint

Go to view Tab, click on Grid settings and you get a dialogue box, where you check on the Snap objects to grid option, which usually enables 45° and 90°. In case you want to increase or decrease ...
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Force PowerPoint to paste in place like every other graphics editor in the world?

Here's a workaround that currently works for me in PowerPoint 2016: Copy and paste the original object to create a (displaced) duplicate. Select both the original and the duplicate and copy them to ...
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PowerPoint Rehearse Timings with Use Presenter View Checked

On a Mac using Power Point for Mac V15.33 if you go to set up Slide Show - set up slides, select browsed by individual (window), then select Slide Show - Rehearse timings it will display the presenter ...
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How do I animate only one word in a row?

Depending upon the emphasis desired, you can accomplish certain effects by inserting shapes. For example, if you wish to underline a word for emphasis, insert a line shape underneath the word and then ...
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Powerpoint, Disable click to next slide but not animations

using Powerpoint 2016, i was able to accomplish what you're asking by selecting the transition tab at the top, and deselecting "On Mouse Click" in the Advance Slide pane... now if you accidentally ...
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How to change the default language for all slides in a PowerPoint presentation?

You cannot do that without using VBA. There are lots of VBA code around, in the links below, e.g. You are already using recursion, which is essential to navigate groups. Other more complete pieces of ...
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Pixelated and smooth text in Microsoft Powerpoint using same font/size/etc

PowerPoint 2016 Fix Right click and select format for anything on your page. This will bring up the right side Format Shape options panel. Select the problematic aliased text box. Make sure you ...
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Force PowerPoint to paste in place like every other graphics editor in the world?

Here's another workaround: Duplicate the slide with the object on it Copy the object from the duplicated slide Switch back to the original slide and paste the object Delete the duplicated slide
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The path or file name for \\...\filename.pptx is invalid. Please check that the path and file name are correct

Here's Microsoft article on recovering a broken powerpoint file. If that does not work, try renaming the extension of the file to text document format such as .txt or .rtf - you may be able to at ...
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How to draw truly vertical or horizontal lines in PowerPoint

I'm using office 2013. As "Opsin" mentioned, you have to hold shift + ctrl both when drawing line. For me, this didn't worked on already draw line. You have to draw a new line while press both above ...
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How do I open a single PowerPoint file in two windows?

You can open two instances of the same PowerPoint presentation by: Open presentation in PowerPoint Click View -> New Window All done.
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How to move bullet closer to text in Powerpoint

In PowerPoint Office 365 ProPlus, there is a window where you can set the specific distance in measured in units. I do not have Powerpoint 2007, so it would be great if someone could verify if this ...
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How can I break external links in PowerPoint 2007?

The answers I have found online do not seem to work well, nor do they seem to be available to PowerPoint for Mac. I've recently had this issue and found the following solution: File -> Reduce file ...
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Force PowerPoint to paste in place like every other graphics editor in the world?

I work with align options. Select all the objects then align them to right first. Since all objects are still selected, I go to align option again and click on align top.
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Selecting which object to align to in Powerpoint 2007

A team from the UK created an unobtrusive add-in to provide the ability to hold Shift or Ctrl while aligning to align everything to the first shape selected. They wrote it for PowerPoint 2003 but ...
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