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Delete ink annotations from slides after saving

You have the option to Hide/Delete the Ink even after keeping them. You can do that from the Review tab.
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PowerPoint 2016 - Do not enumerate hidden slides

As Steve Rindsberg said, you may use such a VBA macro as found here: VBA : Number the slide if they are visible The necessary steps for me were saving the presentation in with-macros-format (as a ...
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What are the default shortcuts for "Align Center" and "Align Middle"?

Add the required align option to the quick access tool bar. Reorder these items if necessary so that the align options are in are say 3 and 4. Then alt-3 or alt-4 will select them with a single key ...
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Customize keyboard shortcuts powerpoint 2016 windows

Is there any way to assign a shortcut to, e.g., "insert equation" in PPT 2016? There is no way to customise keyboards shortcuts in PowerPoint 2016. However there is already a shortcut sequence for ...
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Is there a way to view/edit an object's x, y coordinates in PowerPoint?

Right click the object and click Size and Position, and on the control panel extend the Position section to see relative position from different anchor points on the stage. powerpoint object position ...
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How can I specify the size and position of a plot area in inches?

Quite a startling omission, isn't it? A little VBA may help: Sub SizePlotArea() Dim oSld As Slide Dim oCht As Chart Set oCht = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).Chart With oCht....
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Using an existing slide to create master slide views

This is done as follows : In the normal slide, type Ctrl+A to select all the items on the slide and copy them using Ctrl+C. Go into Master View and paste the items onto a new Master Slide. Convert ...
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What are the default shortcuts for "Align Center" and "Align Middle"?

The closest to a default shortcut I could find so far is the ribbon keyboard navigation: Alt + H + G + A + C/M
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Replace all fonts in PowerPoint 2016?

The dialog box you used to have is not a standard PowerPoint dialog. I'd guess that you had an add-in installed that supplied its own dialog box, but don't have it installed into your new version of ...
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How to embed an HTML file into a PowerPoint presentation?

You can't with PowerPoint by itself but there are add-ins such as LiveWeb: http://skp.mvps.org/liveweb.htm LiveWeb is just one example and their website is pretty self explanitory how to use it. In ...
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PowerPoint 2016 - Do not enumerate hidden slides

You'd need to create the slide numbers yourself (or by using a bit of VBA) rather than using PowerPoint's own slide numbering.
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How to start Mac PowerPoint with a Blank Layout? (Office 365)

By the looks of it, you actually want to use Save as... and then choose the .thmx format from the File Format dropdown. In your GIF example, you are choosing Save as Template..., which is going to ...
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Keep Paste Special Links Contained within a Copy/Pasted and Renamed Folder

There is no way using copy and paste. But as a workaround, you can use The easiest solution: use relative path in hyperlinks If you have your files in the same folder, for example: Monthly Report ...
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Is there a way to delete the text within multiple PowerPoint shapes?

Using VBA 'All shapes in active slide Sub DeleteShapeText1() Dim sh As Shape For Each sh In ActiveWindow.View.Slide If sh.HasTextFrame Then sh.TextFrame.DeleteText End If ...
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How does PowerPoint choose a Layout

When you copy/paste or insert a new slide into an existing presentation and choose to keep destination formatting, suppose the slide has a layout named XYZ. If the destination presentation also has a ...
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How can I change elements which Design Ideas inserts in PowerPoint?

It's not a bug, though certainly quite a few people have been unhappy with the feature's design for just this reason. MS is aware of that and who knows, they may change it at some point. If I'm not ...
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In PowerPoint, how can you match an object's 3d perspective to that of a static image?

Providing an answer to my own question, so that that my solution is documented for future readers. Following a suggestion in the comments, I pulled up Pixlr and used the free transform tool there to ...
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Stop PowerPoint 2016 from changing proofing language in multilingual installation

Sadly, there are many different possible reasons. It looks like anything other than Windows display language, Windows region, Office display language, Office default editing language, keyboard ...
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Insert and link picture does not work in powerpoint mac

If possible, don't export your image as a PDF! Instead, export to another image format, such as PNG or JPEG. PowerPoint for Mac cannot dynamically update linked PDF images. This limitation has ...
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Hyperlink TO specific shape in PowerPoint

PowerPoint doesn't support that because when you're presenting your slides, the entire slide is shown on the screen, so even if you are able to hyperlink another shape in the same slide, it wouldn't ...
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powerpoint: set default paste

As you note, of the Microsoft Office products, only Word supports defaults, and these defaults are only set for pasting Text. Theoretically you could write a macro (VBA) for Powerpoint that sets an ...
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How to specify grid in terms of cells, not distances?

Here's a code example from a page on the PowerPoint FAQ site that I maintain: Working with Guides in PPT 2013 and later http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ01214-Working-with-Guides-in-PPT-2013-and-later.htm ...
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Edit background slide music in Powerpoint 2016

Can anybody help me find these options please? Delete a music clip or another sound in PowerPoint To delete a music clip or another sound in PowerPoint, do the following: Locate the ...
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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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How to make a line have a checkerboard pattern?

If I understand your question correctly, you want a checkerboard pattern within the border of the circle. If that's the case, you should start with a hollow circle or donut shape. You can set it to ...
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Customize keyboard shortcuts powerpoint 2016 windows

I use different language versions of Microsoft Office on different computers (English, French and Spanish), so the differences in keyboard shortcuts and the inability to customize them in PowerPoint ...
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How to make an object appear and another disappear on click

You're almost there. Select Textbox 4 then on the Animations tab, click Animation Pane. In the Animation pane click the downward pointing triangle next to Textbox 4 and choose "Start After Previous" ...
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PowerPoint “Bullets and Numbering” Corrupted

You're probably missing the Wingdings font, or the font is damaged. If you open Character Map, set the font to Wingdings and locate the characters you SHOULD be seeing and note the character codes, ...
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How to make a powerpoint animation that undoes/reverses a previous move and scale animation?

Animate object back and forth in PowerPoint. Select the object and add a motion path animation. (Optional: Add other animations to other objects.) Select the original object and add a second motion ...
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