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How do I change the title of a PowerPoint exported to PDF?

Click on File and on the top right and then Info. You will be able to see the Properties of your document there and also change the title that will be used when saving it as PDF.
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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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Convert PDF with embedded fonts to EMF for PowerPoint

I had been facing the same problem as you: I had a number of .pdf files (two pages each) that I wanted to transform into something that I could import into a Word file; something just happened to be ...
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Powerpoint align equation at equal sign

In equation mode, write your equations one line at a time, hitting "shift+enter" to create each new line. After writing them, one equation at a time, right click on the left of the equal sign: in the ...
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Power Point: How do I generate this character in mathcal?

You can just type \scriptX (or replace X with any other letter you want to input) inside the equation.
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How to disable Office 365/PowerPoint's "Design Ideas"?

Choose File | Options Click General Look for PowerPoint Designer on the right Remove the checkmark next to Automatically show me design ideas Click OK
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PowerPoint: How to animate bullet and sub-bullets such that both have different animations on the master slide?

First, set up the animation as you would for a regular bulleted list. Under "Effect Options", select "By Paragraph". At this point, you'll get each main bullet separately, but the sub-bullets come all ...
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Formatting list labels in Microsoft PowerPoint independently of the text that follows

I typed Alt+8203 at the beginning of the line to insert a zero-width joiner.  (Press and hold Alt while typing 8203 on the numeric keypad; then release Alt.)  That fixed the problem.
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How can I convert a PowerPoint to plain text?

If all of the text in the presentation is visible in the Outline view, you should be able to do File | Save As | Choose Outline (RTF). Otherwise, you'll need a bit of VBA. There are a couple of ...
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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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With dual-monitors, how can I set up one screen so it won't affect the other?

Adjust your slideshow settings to run in a window. To do this, go to Setup Slideshow. Set it to loop until you press Esc. If you have the choice under multiple monitors to uncheck Show Presenter ...
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How can I edit a presentation while in presentation mode?

For Windows: PowerPoint has had this capability for quite some time. The key is to NOT duplicate your computer screen with the presenting screen (TV, projector, other screen, etc. I'll use "projector"...
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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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Powerpoint align equation at equal sign

As it seems, something similar to the eqnarray LaTeX command is available in PowerPoint 365 as \eqarray. For example, you could write \eqarray(1+2&=3@3&=1+2) which should present an equation ...
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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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Increase playback speed of video in PowerPoint

You can change the playback speed of a video in powerpoint, which i discovered after following this tip. Here are the steps required: Enable the 'Developer' Tab in the ribbon, found under Powerpoint ...
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Powerpoint: animation to build a table, one row at a time

I used an approach where I created a table without grid lines but where the rows are alternating colors. Then I blocked off each row with a rectangle of that row's color. Then used the animation pane ...
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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 can I create a regular hexagon using PowerPoint?

An equally accurate result without VBA is obtained, when I use the 'Size and Position' dialog from the context menu. The height must be sin(60)*width, this gets me a good regular hexagon.
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Fix Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint crash in macOS Sierra 10.12

Using the updater did not work for me. However, I did a manual update to change my MS Office to 64-bit (rather than 32-bit) and this worked. I found the download here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-...
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How to disable Office 365/PowerPoint's "Design Ideas"?

For Macs - On the PowerPoint menu, select Preferences. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, select General. In the General dialog box, under PowerPoint Designer, clear the Automatically show me ...
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Add a back hyperlink in powerpoint

Here is a method to create a "back button" for your powerpoint slide to goto the previously viewed slid: You will first create what you want the button to look like. Either insert an image or shape. ...
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Apply a new template to an already-existing PowerPoint presentation on a Mac

Open your existing presentation. Go to the Design tab, and the theme ribbon (the ribbon on the left). Hover over the ribbon and watch for the down arrow to appear. Click the down arrow. Click "Browse ...
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Permanently swap Powerpoint presenter view and slide show

On the Slide Show tab, under Monitors, you can choose which monitor to use as your presenter view monitor. PowerPoint will remember your choice for all presentations. This was done on PowerPoint 2019, ...
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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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LaTeX vs Powerpoint for presentations

I'm using LaTeX-beamer-PDF because of its comprehensive and partly unique features: Math: With LaTeX the best mathematical layout is available Sketches: With the tikz package any technical sketch or ...
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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 to make a GIF loop endlessly in Microsoft PowerPoint

First, ensure you are inserting the GIF the way Microsoft recommends. This method is relevant for PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2010. Select the slide that you want to add the ...
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