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How can I determine the size of individual slides in a PowerPoint slide deck?

This might depend on the specific version of PowerPoint, but in the version I'm using it is possible to save the presentation as 'Strict Open XML Presentation' file type, which is essentially a zip ...
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How can I determine the size of individual slides in a PowerPoint slide deck?

The easiest way in the latest Powerpoint 365 or any other version is: Save a copy of your presentation with ending PPTX. Rename the ending to .ZIP Unzip the file, and you will see all individual ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut for a powerpoint macro

You can assign macros to ALT + Number (Alt + 1, Alt + 2, ...) On PowerPoint go to "Customize quick access toolbar" Customize quick access toolbar Choose "More commends" On the top middle part ...
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How can I determine the size of individual slides in a PowerPoint slide deck?

To make your slide deck smaller, quickly, try PowerPoint > File > Compress Pictures. This process just reduced a Mac PowerPoint file (version 16.11) that's photography-heavy from 40MB to 14MB with no ...
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Convert PowerPoint 1995 files to modern PowerPoint version

LibreOffice still supports PowerPoint 95 format (I've tried it on my PC) so you can use it for this purpose soffice --headless --convert-to pptx powerpoint95.ppt The output format can have an ...
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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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How can PowerPoint 2013 compress background images (not just inserted pictures) to reduce filesize?

Ok here's how you do it. Drop an image in to one of the slides and then perform the "Compress Image" feature. When you do, deselect the checkbox that applies it to only that image. Run it. Then all ...
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How can I determine the size of individual slides in a PowerPoint slide deck?

I wrote a small UNIX script that will unzip a pptx file and then shows you the list of larger images (over 100K) sorted by size. It will also have an "open" command (on the Mac) and it will tell you ...
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PowerPoint 2013: how to embed linked videos programmatically with VBA?

Try the follow code which resample every linked media in the open presentations. Sub Embed() Dim l As Slide Dim s As Shape Dim oDoc As Presentation On Error Resume Next For Each oDoc In Application....
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PowerPoint 2013 missing "Paste Special" context menu

What you are looking for is hiding in the "Home" ribbon as shown below. You need to click on the down arrow in the bottom portion of the icon. You will then need to paste link from the past special ...
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How to make an office file always open in Protected View?

Based on information available from the Microsoft Website - you have 2 options: Manually opening the office program, and then open the document and selecting "Open as Protected View" - Which is NOT ...
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Animating transparency in powerpoint

The best thing to do is to make that slide automatically transition after the fade to the next slide which has the faded picture as a background. It's a cheat, but the audience won't notice. It's the ...
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Is there a way to move or remove the navigation buttons during a Powerpoint Presentation?

Not sure about 2013 but in later versions: File | Options | Advanced Under Slide Show, remove the check next to "Show popup toolbar"
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How to add a shape with gradient colour that matches background gradient colour?

After inserting the shape you're using to mask things out with, right-click it, choose to format the shape, then in the Fill section, choose Slide Background Fill. If this option is not available (it ...
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Add freeform shape option - PowerPoint

You can't. The Freeform crop shape has been removed.
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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?

You will need to use the Format Painter tool to copy the icon and formatting changes you have made to it. Or when you go to paste it, right click and use the option you need under paste options.
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how to tie powerpoint bullet to related image for purposes of animation?

"One person in another forum" here. ;-) Scratch the part about "custom picture bullet"; I think I misunderstood what you were after. If I have it correctly, you have several lines of text that you ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut for a powerpoint macro

PowerPoint does not support this, unfortunately. There exists at least one commercial AddOn that adds the shortcut capability (see this post). Otherwise, you could use a scripting tool like ...
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How can I get presenter view when recording my PowerPoint presentation?

One workaround I employed recently was to make two copies of the presentation, record on one and use the other one to see the notes. You have to move to the next slide manually in the notes ...
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Re-apply a slide layout to existing slides

Since there aren't normally 32 layouts in a presentation design, I'm assuming you have a custom layout. In any case, try this, substituting the correct number for 2 below: Sub ReapplyMaster() ...
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How to restart slide numbering from 1 in new section in MS PowerPoint 2013?

PowerPoint has no method for doing this. Something similar could be accomplished using a bit of VBA (ie, a macro), but it wouldn't be a beginner project to write such a thing. If you'd like to ...
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Real time countdown on powerpoint slides

The idea: You have to insert a 15 minutes countdown video into your presentation and set it to play across all your slides. 1st: Make the video You can do this with PowerPoint. Create 15 slides with ...
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How can PowerPoint 2013 compress background images (not just inserted pictures) to reduce filesize?

Hm, that's a good question. Have you tried placing the image on a slide master (instead of the slide background) and then compressing images? Otherwise, what I would do is first place the full image (...
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How can I make a PowerPoint Theme that will scale to 16:9 and 4:3 like the defaults?

I realize that this is an old thread, but I was just working on it and needed a reminder myself (since I already set this up for my company a few years ago, but needed to do it again recently). There ...
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How can I make a PowerPoint Theme that will scale to 16:9 and 4:3 like the defaults?

There used to be a tool for doing this called SuperThemeFancyUI. I think it was an internal Microsoft tool that was temporarily made public in beta. It's linked here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-...
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Disable slide transitions on a particular element in PowerPoint

If you place the elements you want to remain static into a slide layout and then apply that layout to the slides before and after the transition, the layout elements will remain static while the ...
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Changing a font's number form in PowerPoint

Another option is to use LibreOffice Impress, the presentation software in that F/OSS office suite. It will read/write PPT and PPTX files (more complete success with former than latter, in my ...
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"Server application, source file, or item can't be found.": trying to embed PDF into Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

The workaround to this would be to try the following steps on Power Point : Insert - Object - Create new and choose "Package" as the object type in the drop down - Browse the file and insert.
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How to enable eyedropper tool in Excel 2013?

Easier variation to the RGB method: Select a component with the desired color Navigate to Colors → More Colors Select OK The color will be listed under "Recent Colors" for easy use.
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