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Insert Animated GIF into Powerpoint 2013?

You can add any animated *.gif by just drag and drop from explorer window, or in the ribbon UI click Insert - Pictures and navigate to your gif image, and click Insert. Press F5 to begin the slideshow....
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Changing a font's number form in PowerPoint

The short answer is, you can't. Not at the moment, anyway. Microsoft has yet to introduce support for advanced typographical features for OpenType fonts for PowerPoint and Excel. Microsoft Word ...
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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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Shortcut for adding new row or column in Powerpoint 2013 table

Alt+J, L, V     =     insert above Alt+J, L, E     =     insert below Alt+J, L, L     =     insert left Alt+J, L, I      =     insert right Note that the last letter in each shortcut sequence is ...
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Shortcut for adding new row or column in Powerpoint 2013 table

If you right click on the row or column you want to insert before, you see the context menu which has insert and delete options. Selecting the appropriate one of those gives you the columns/rows left/...
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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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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 to enable eyedropper tool in Excel 2013?

There are multiple ways to do this. One way is within Excel to find out a color by going to Page Layout and on the Themes menu selecting Colors, and then selecting Customize Colors, and then ...
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Number of fonts used in Powerpoint

Not an exact count, but here how you can get a list of the fonts a presentation is using: On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click the down arrow next to Replace and choose Replace Fonts. This ...
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Convert PowerPoint 1995 files to modern PowerPoint version

The answer is there: You receive an error message when you try to open a PowerPoint 4.0 document after you install MS09-017 on PowerPoint 2000 and PowerPoint 2002 For "security" reasons, the subkey ...
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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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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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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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Can Powerpoints link to information online without user consent?

Can it by default access the internet without asking me? It depends on the "Trust Center" settings. Active content types in your files Active content is additional functionality in a file or ...
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How can I repeat my entire slideshow?

In Microsoft PowerPoint: Click the Slideshow tab Click the button labelled Set Up Slide Show A window will appear with a number of advanced settings for your slide show: There will be a checkbox ...
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Conditional formatting of PowerPoint-table

Yes, but only via code/macro of some sort. You'd iterate through the .Cell collection of the table, check to see that each cell has text and if so, if the value of the text converted to numeric is <...
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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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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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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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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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Where the 'Rehearse Timings' values saved in PowerPoint file?

There's no way to view these timings via the user interface, but you can view them using VBA code. They're stored in a tag named TIMING on the slide object and look like this: TIMING |4.5|3.4|3.7|1....
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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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How can I make a PowerPoint Theme that will scale to 16:9 and 4:3 like the defaults?

PowerPoint 2013 introduced a feature called SuperThemes; these can contain several different themes of different aspect ratios. Some of the themes that ship with PPT 2013 are, in fact, SuperThemes. ...
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How to control a presentation on computer using iPad?

It would appear that there are apps on the appstore that accomplish this. Here is an example of one such app, though there seem to be several choices (some of which may be free). Googling "control ...
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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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Disable slide transitions on a particular element in PowerPoint

Don't do a transition on the second slide.  If you want the slide's contents to appear in a non-boring way, select all the elements except for the title and use Animations.
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Disable slide transitions on a particular element in PowerPoint

Slide transitions are applied on the entire slide including all its contents (Title, Pictures, Text, Charts, etc.). So you cannot exclude a particular object on a slide from the transition. However ...
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Show work area in PowerPoint

NOTE: Sorry, this doesn't directly answer your question about how to show her the image has exceeded the work area, but it is a way to work with images so they don't. I don't know that there is a tool ...
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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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