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Of the original "web-safe" (that is, as close to universal as you'll get on the Web) sans-serifs (Arial, Impact, Tahoma, Trebuchet MS, Verdana), Verdana tends to get the most love. It's well-designed and is designed to be readable on the screen. It was designed by Matthew Carter, a respected typeface designer, and the design itself is pretty original, so it ...


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Both PowerPoint and Impress slides are specified in inches or cm, rather than pixels, and these real-world units are somewhat arbitrary given that the presentations are normally scaled proportionally to fit whatever screen they're shown on. (Or non-proportionally, if somewhat's got the screen settings wrong) I'd go with an image that's big enough in pixels ...


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There's not a direct way that I'm aware of. What you could do is export the background elements as a PNG and use it as a background in Powerpoint. If you set the master slides to use the exported background and do all your text styling there, you could have a reasonable platform for your boss to do simple edits while retaining control over the presentation ...


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If the presentation needs to be done in Powerpoint, I wouldn't try to use a different platform. As you mentioned, your client might want to change things, so the format should be a popular and easy to edit one. Since re-usability seems to be an important point here, I would consider preparing a Powerpoint template for your client. A template contains ...


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I create Powerpoint templates regularly for clients. I use RGB / 1504px x 1129px or 20.889" x 15.681" / 72ppi jpg or png files for full page backgrounds in PowerPoint. This image size will cover the entire slide. Any thing smaller will need to be scaled to match the slide dimension.


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Steer clear of the original "safe" fonts: Verdana, Arial, Times, Tahoma, whatever. There are more flexible fonts available now, designed for today's quality display panels. Work smarter and start using Google presentations (via Drive), where you have access to the myriad fonts available on Google fonts. Not only do you get a reliable set of awesome fonts, ...


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If your powerpoint file is an .pptx you can try this: Rename your samplename.pptx into samplename.zip. Open the zip-file and check all subfolders if there is a pic in it. Hopefully it has its original name. Yes, new powerpoint standard (.pptx) is a zip-file containing xml-files and others.


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Creating PPT shapes in Illustrator. I do this practically everyday: Create shape in Illustrator, export as .emf from Illustrator. PLACE .emf into PowerPoint. Ungroup .emf. (Answer "Yes" to "do you want to convert to a MS Office drawing object") UNGROUP AGAIN. This reveals an invisible bounding bound on top of your shape. Select the invisible bounding ...


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These red dots are called "connection points". I don't know of any way to disable them, but you can override them by holding Alt while you draw.


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I don't think there's a direct way. The only method I'm aware of is to select the image and choose Format > Picture... and look at the Alt Text field, specifically the Description. PPT seems to insert the name of the file (without a suffix) as the alt text description. At least in PPT 14.4.8 on the Mac, this is the only location of the actual file name....


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There is no way to convert a PSD, into a PowerPoint. What you do is you export your graphics assets as PNG to use in PowerPoint. Try to actually bring assets such as logos as fonts if possible. Consider that vector content does not always work so well in PP unless it was created in PP*. It is better if you do most of the designing in PowerPoint itself. ...


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PowerPoint and probably many other slideshow programs (e.g. Impress) can import PDF content. Current versions of Illustrator save .ai files in a format very similar to PDFs, and you can also save with PDF compatibility so that the AI file itself will open in PDF readers. Photoshop can also save as Photoshop PDF. And both programs also allow you to export as ...


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To only include necessary information is a great start. Now, because you were only asked for a template, you have to bear in mind that people will autonomously insert and delete stuff and make it look... well, different from the original one. A light background will help any text or images look better (any strong color can be problematic to combine), and ...


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I'm not sure how Powerpoint handles fallback for each font, but a quick search for web-safe fonts reveals these Windows/Mac (considered close enough) pairs: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Grande", sans-serif Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif Personally I use "Century ...


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I've found similar problems which I have been unable to resolve, and so have gone back to drawing organisation charts using plain old text boxes and connectors ("lines following the boxes when you move them" - usually Elbow or Elbow Arrow connectors) Also, often I want to highlight a single box by filling it with a different colour from the others, which I ...


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I have seen a lot of presentations created using Prezi that have this sort of functionality. Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas. To understand complexity, one must zoom out to see the big picture and in to see the details. Prezi’s 3-...


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You can't with Photoshop. Photoshop isn't designed to create true vector files. There is no way to save a real vector file from Photoshop This is a common misconception. Using vector tools does not mean you can save the file as a vector file. If you use a true vector application, such as Adobe Illustrator, you can export art as a wmf (Windows Metafile) or ...


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I don't think PowerPoint is capable of this. PowerPoint is made for creating on-screen presentations, not print-ready .pdf files. You'll want to use InDesign, or export a .pdf version of your raster image from a raster application like Photoshop.


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Powerpoint object model is not all that accurate. When i used to do big print preparation in the University I had to rebuild all PPT posters from scratch because what appeared on a straight line in PPT was actulally not. This meant text lines were all over the place. So, my advice is to use either corel draw or illustrator, as those have comparable ...


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adding .zip to the end of the pptx and opening it in xml mode worked a treat. I could see what type of picture and the name of the picture. I could then go back to the designer and ask them to change JPG pictures to PNG because that does not degrade in quality


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There is NO reliable way to do this. Powerpoint is a very bad program to preserve imported paths. The EMF and WMF are very buggy vector file formats. I would ask, What is the purpose of the images? What kind of images are thoose? If they are ment to stay in power point, then you probably should learn how to stick into power point's features. If they are ...


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You will have to make sure you're using the right font type in PowerPoint as not all font types can be embedded. Note You can embed any TrueType font that is included with Microsoft Windows. Other TrueType fonts can be embedded if they do not have license restrictions. Other font types will not embed - How to embed fonts in PowerPoint


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Another consideration is your client's capacity. Do they have a graphics team? Who will be editing the presentation? What will their audience be for the presentation (i.e., does it matter if it looks awesome? Or is 'good enough' acceptable?)? I doubt they will like to edit a PSD file, and even if you could convert it, they will have issues with properly ...


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I personally would do everything in Photoshop and then put it manually in PowerPoint. In would create a template power point where the user simply could copy and paste all elements onto another PowerPoint file


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It is likely that you are exporting an image that is very small and it is getting scaled up by the TV and therefore looks terrible. If the TV is HD (likely) then it is natively showing a 1920x1080 pixel image. So for best quality, you want to export a 1920x1080 image at 72 dpi (which means 1:1 pixel ratio — show 1 pixel of image in 1 pixel of TV screen.) ...


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No, unfortunately images do not retain quality if you decrease the scale. Best practice is to not amend the scale in the first place, and use the original unaltered images in your PP presentation, without scaling them in photoshop or whatever program you use.


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Try to move it forward in the layers...


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While I use Illustrator on my home computer, I can only use MS Visio on my office computer. Visio is similar to Illustrator in that it creates vector graphics. I create flat icons in Visio and export as EMF files. I then insert the EMF file in PPT. You will always get the bounding box (same as with Illustrator). To work directly with the EMF image as a ...


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I'm fairly certain that Powerpoint Artistic Effects are designed for bitmap images only, whereas shapes will be a vector based format. Other than saving out the shapes as bitmaps and re-importing them like you suggested, I don't think this will be achievable.


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You can create an oval and add text to it. This will break the text at the edges of the oval. Next you can apply the warp operation Inflate to it. It's not as nice as your rendered output and would not fit my understanding of aesthetics, but it's "something like this".



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