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How do I change the language of all Powerpoint slides at once?

Based on Inigo, Duncan, Maria and DomDev's answers, this works for shapes, tables, groups, SmartArt, now and in the future: Sub ChangeProofingLanguageToFrench() Dim j, k As Integer Dim ...
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Stop Powerpoint from changing proofing language to keyboard language

To disable Powerpoint from matching the system language (which fixes this very annoying behavior), go to Options->Language, then under Choose Display and Help Languages move "Match Microsoft Windows" ...
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How do I change the language of all Powerpoint slides at once?

In addition to answer provided by Mastergalen and to address comments regarding newly type text: If you will notice, that language will automatically change back whenever you start to type new text (...
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Go to a specific slide in powerpoint when creating the slides

Is there a shortcut to go to a particular slide in the presentation? Presentation mode: Slide number+Enter, or Right-click a slide, select "Go to Slide" on the shortcut menu, and then select a slide ...
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Go to a specific slide in powerpoint when creating the slides

I just came across the same issue. For example to go to slide 60, my solution is to enter the presentation mode and go back to editing mode immediately afterwards: <F5> 60 <Enter> <Esc&...
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How to turn off animation preview in PowerPoint?

In the Animations ribbon tab in the Preview group, Click the Preview drop-down and select AutoPreview (represented with a checkmark when enabled).
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How to add text/caption to a line/arrow in PowerPoint 2010?

You can create Line and Text box, select and Group them. It might not be perfect, but text will always stay with that connector line.
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How do I change the language of all Powerpoint slides at once?

I made an add-in back in 2014 for myself which still works fine in PowerPoint 2016. https://github.com/wobba/officeaddin/releases/tag/v1.0.1 It scans for used languages, and allows you to change all ...
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How do I fade in an Object from half transparent to opaque in PowerPoint 2010?

At least in my Version of Powerpoint there is yet an even better alternative: Add the "transparent" animation from the "emphasis animation" group to all objects, texts, bullet ...
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Disable animation motion paths "snapping" to other paths

I found that zooming in closer before moving the path's end point solved the snapping problem
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Making Text Longer in Power Point

This is how to do it: 1. Click the Insert tab 2. Insert a Text Box or WordArt 3. Type some text in the new text box 4. Hit Esc (just once!), or select the text box (click on the outline rectangle) 5. ...
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Making Text Longer in Power Point

It seems that you want to stretch text beyond the normal height/width ratio of the font. In a regular text element, PowerPoint will honor the height/width of a font and not distort it when the ...
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Stop Powerpoint from changing proofing language to keyboard language

If you want to use your German keyboard layout while writing in English, you can create a new ”language” which uses the German layout but with English proofreading. In the windows settings, got to ...
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How to view multiple slides from same Powerpoint presentation simultaneously?

In Powerpoint for Mac, open the top menu named "Window" (the menu, not the ribbon), and select "New Window".
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How do I fade in an Object from half transparent to opaque in PowerPoint 2010?

It is possible to do this by adding a new transparency animation and setting the transparency "Amount" to 0% in the effect options as shown below. The percentage here refers to "percent transparent", ...
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How can I modify the "Picture Styles" shortcut gallery in Microsoft Office (Word and Powerpoint, specifically)?

Apparently there is no way to apply formatting on insertion, but there's way easier ways to apply formatting: Insert a picture, format it Insert a new picture Click the first picture Ctrl+Shift+C ...
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Disable animation motion paths "snapping" to other paths

I've found if you open the Selection pane (available under the Home tab, Select drop down) and hide the item that is being snapped to, you should avoid this issue. Then once you've finished editing ...
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Go to a specific slide in powerpoint when creating the slides

@Prasanna, thank you for your code, which didn't work for me but got me started. This version works for me. I wish I knew how to assign a keyboard command (hotkey) to it. Sub go_to_slide() 'Go to a ...
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PowerPoint really slow for A0 size poster; how do I speed up?

I just had a similar problem: Powerpoint was very slow when working on a A0 poster. I found that turning off the gridlines improved speed considerably
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Best way to export PowerPoint slides into PNGs with different resolutions?

[In case non-Superusers (like me) get here, this is easy; see appended below] Based on the answer above provided by Steve Rindsberg (Thank you so much!!!), the following code creates individual PNGs ...
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How do I fade in an Object from half transparent to opaque in PowerPoint 2010?

Since adding an additional transparency animation (to remove transparency) didn't work for me on PowerPoint 2010, here is my solution. Create a white square (no outline) with transparency of the fill ...
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Delete multiple points (vertexes) in powerpoint

I figured out a cool hack to solve this. When there are tons of points in the middle of a shape, I just draw another simple shape on top of the giant mess and then do a union of both shapes. The ...
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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 can I view a PowerPoint slideshow in windowed mode (ie, not full screen)?

For Office 2016 (OS X), it's similar to the answer posted previously. You can go to "Slide Show" tab -> "Set Up Slide Show" -> on the popup, under the "Show type", choose "Browsed by an individual (...
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How to merge multiple powerpoint files into one file?

Yes, you can, but you can't do it with Binary Appending. Why...?? Because a CSV is a comma separated values file, which allows data to be saved in a table structured format. CSVs look like a garden-...
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Powerpoint saving error "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened"

To fix the "This file is corrupted and cannot be opened" error message, set component security settings back to the default settings. Do as shown below : Start Run and enter dcomcnfg & ...
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select slide in powerpoint by hotkey when not in presentation mode

If you don't want to click the link here's what it says When in a text box, just hit esc to get out of text input mode, esc again to deselect a box, and then up/down arrows or home/end to ...
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select slide in powerpoint by hotkey when not in presentation mode

There is no way in PowerPoint to jump to a specific slide in Edit Mode. That is only available in Slide Show mode (in Slide Show mode press slide number and then hit the Enter key). If it helps you ...
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Powerpoint: hide picture in slide preview while keeping animation active

Literally no, but you may have some workarounds: put the image BEHIND the text and make the text disappear when you want to show your picture. instead of doing the animation in the slide make 2 ...
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Powerpoint Custom Color Palette: Opening, Importing and Exporting

After you've created your color theme, go to File -> Save As, and select Office Theme (*.thmx) from the drop down list box under the filename. This will save a theme file that can be opened in any MS ...
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