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How to draw arrow with one right-turn in PowerPoint

I would like to draw an arrow with a "single turn" in Microsoft PowerPoint, but it seems impossible; the only option that I have is "Elbow Arrow", which has "two turns".
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Remove tiny grid lines outside of PowerPoint slides from the template

I'm using PowerPoint templates from my company. In all of their slides, they have put some sort of grid lines outside of each slide. I want to remove them, but I cannot. These lines cannot be removed ...
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Can't group shapes in Office365 PowerPoint

I am using PowerPoint online by login to Office365. I created two objects (using shape). One is a circle and the second is a rectangle which has text inside it using Edit text. When I select both ...
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Help to combine motion paths

I am designing a presentation. I want to combine motion paths in PowerPoint. Can anyone suggest me any tips.
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Powerpoint treats text boxes as images?

I am preparing a poster and I am doing it the first time in my life using Powerpoint. As shown below I have written all my sections around the actual template to format them later on. I saved the file ...
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PowerPoint Slide Zoom Hide Objects

The slide into which I'm zooming contains several animated objects. How can I hide these objects in the Slide Zoom preview? The slide contains a lot of objects and text in its final state and looks ...
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exporting Cinema 4D to PowerPoint

I want to make the most of using 3D models in PowerPoint, and I'm looking for a good workflow for this with Cinema 4D. Specifically, I'd like to know the ideal file type (.fbx, .obj or something else)...
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copy animation setup from one slide to an entire presentation

I've inherited from a colleague a huge slide deck, but he doesn't use animation on any slides. I'd like to do a one-click conversion of the slide deck to incorporate a very simple animation scheme. ...
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Exporting Indesign to PDF to Powerpoint

Anyone know the best practice to export a Indesign file into Powerpoint? I have tried multiple plug in converters and am still finding the best way is to export to PDF, then PDF to Powerpoint. ...
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PowerPoint .crtx files problem when creating styled charts

I've created a series of .crtx files to insert pre-formatted charts in PowerPoint. They work fine, however, in the Insert Charts dialog, the options under "Templates" display charts with the wrong ...
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What are the steps to add a different background to every slide in PowerPoint?

I am creating a presentation on PowerPoint. Can any tell me how can I add a different background to every slide in my presentation?
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How to customize the pie chart background in PowerPoint?

I am doing a powerpoint slide something like this: It's very nice that the chart extents different parts into its own background with a similar color. How can I do this automatically in powerpoint? ...
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Power Point “outline” view doesn't show or print text

I try to print in outline view only text but when I set to outline view the text from the slide disappears also when I try printing. I'm trying to play with the fonts as but without any luck, see ...
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Powerpoint Interlocking mobius strip

I'm trying to recreate in Powerpoint Tina Seelig's framework on creativity for my course. The framework uses interlocking mobius strip as shown: I made a couple of parallel bands (6 basically), but I'...
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Pixel Dimensions for a 44“x 36” poster [duplicate]

I need to print a 44"x 36" poster and I need an image that covers the whole background. What would be the appropriate pixel dimensions for an image to look good and cover the whole background of the ...
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How to change shape of soft edges in MS PowerPoint?

In Microsoft PowerPoint (2016), you can add a soft (fading) edge to pictures via the Picture Effects menu. This adds a circular perimeter around rectangular/square pictures with a fading edge. There'...
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Long Edge/Short Edge printing images back to back

I am making cards and icons for a board game I developed in PPT. All pieces have two sides to them and for economies of scale all the the pages are filled with different cards or icons. I am having ...
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Resizing text and Images

I am designing a logo in PowerPoint with some text and a picture on top. How do I make the text and Image resize properly? Currently, the picture moves position when I change the size. All objects ...
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Powerpoint Template Image Placeholder doesn't show on edit view

I'm trying to do a Powerpoint template and I want the image behind the details on the front (like shown) but everytime I exit Slide Master view, the placeholder seems to block everything that's in ...
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Power Point mess up Layout

I have a layout,created in Power Point 365. Everytime I apply this Layout to a Slide it will mess up everything, put the headers text into quotes, the content of nrmal text field in header and so on. ...
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Importing PDF in Inkscape: Equations are rendered as Chinese characters?

I have followed this tip on how to convert PowerPoint (.pptx) slides to SVG (Save as PDF in PowerPoint > Open in Inkscape > Minor edit and Save as SVG) and had great success except when the slide has ...
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Is this color scheme and content layout appropriate for a powerpoint background?

I am preparing my thesis defense presentation. My work relates to the study of DNA, primarily, so I made up a relatively simple render using Blender to serve as a background theme for the PowerPoint ...
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Design tab is not showing up in Powerpoint [closed]

I'm having a problem with Powerpoint. The Design tab is not showing. But on other computer that tab is showing. This is a screenshot of the other PC and mine How to show this tab?
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How to delete timing in powerpoint on Mac

I recorded a presentation using powerpoint. But when I present again using the same slides, my speech and timing have been recorded. I am able to delete the speeches but the slides always ...
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How to use a Wacom tablet to draw shapes on Microsoft Power Point

I have Power Point 2016 (16.16) running on a Mac with High Sierra and the latest Wacom driver installed on the laptop. The point is although I can control the input with the Wacom pen, I can't find a ...
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Match projected RGB to printed CMYK

We produce projected slides (RGB) and printed posters (CMYK) that sometimes appear adjacent to each other. We find that the same graphics looks very different in the two mediums. How can we adjust the ...
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How to export an Illustrator file to an emf file, to be placed in PowerPoint, without loss of quality?

I have this image in Illustrator: The stripes are individual ungrouped objects that are perfectly aligned to each other and has no stroke. When I export the file to emf, insert it in PowerPoint, and ...
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Dimension in cm and format

I have to create a powerpoint poster. The following guidelines are given: Now I am very confused. In powerpoint I see the options to set the size of the slide: But what about format and pixels? ...
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PowerPoint edit points: eliminate Bezier handles

Any time I try to edit points of a shape in PowerPoint, the points have Bezier handles, and I want them as corner points. Selecting the context menu item for straight point or corner point doesn't ...
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How can I allow a GIF to play in PowerPoint Normal mode?

I have a problem that the gif picture is not playing in normal mode, I know that this is normal, it would be playing only in presentation mode. I just want to check if there is any trick to make it ...
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delay playing animated gif in PowerPoint

I have an animated gif that plays once (no loop). In PowerPoint, I want it to play when it appears on the slide, on a click. Right now, it seems to play before it appears. Is there a way to delay ...
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PowerPoint 2016: Text disappear when “Convert to Shape” an SVG plot

I am trying to "Convert to Shape" an SVG plot according to this tutorial (Convert an SVG image to an Office shape) in PowerPoint 2016. The SVG file I am trying to edit is https://svgshare.com/i/5AL....
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Converting a Customer's designs in Powerpoint into InDesign

My client would like a catalogue designed using PDFs that they already have. These PDFs have been exported for web use so I don't believe they will be good enough quality for print. I have asked if ...
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What design is this?

I have been unable to look for the powerpoint format shown below. I am using powerpoint 2016 and was hoping someone could let me know
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How to easily replace an image in every slide across a PowerPoint presentation (Symbols)?

I'd like to be able to reuse a resource across multiple slides (multiple instances) and be able to edit the "master instance" and apply changes to all instances. In Illustrator / Sketch this ...
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How to have gifs wait for each other?

I have 2 gifs that will keep repeating in my powerpoint slide. Gif A has 40 frames while the gif B has only 20. How do I get gif B to wait till A is finished before restarting its animation ?
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Powerpoint - how to make pictures equal distances from opposite sides of the slide

I have multiple slides in a presentation, and have been asked to add images at the top-right and top-left of each slide. The images are roughly the same size, and I am trying to find a way to ensure ...
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Lifted corner effect in Powerpoint

How to create a lifted corner effect on a box in Powerpoint? I want to achieve the "effect 2" result as in this link.
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Setting default text box in PowerPoint

I am currently creating a PPT template. Everything was smoothly processing till I tried to copy a manually created textbox from another PPT file. The font size and color have been defined from the ...
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I designed a Powerpoint deck and would like to convert the design into a PPT template. is it possible? and if so, how?

I designed a Powerpoint presentation and would like to convert the design into a PPT template. is it possible? and if so, how? i don't mean to "save as" .potx but to actually auto create the master ...
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PowerPoint: Proceed to next slide on click, regardless of the ongoing animations in the current slide

What I currently have can be seen in this video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxYxBmy8_iA3akhNdzBhOGJCSXc/view?usp=sharing In the video you can see that I need to click twice in order to get to ...
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Create a dedicated (small caps) TrueType font from and existing OpenType font

As Powerpoint 2016 does not allow for using dedicated (prettier) OpenType small caps—but instead creates its own poorly spaced alternative—I'd like to create a dedicated (TrueType) small caps version ...
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Can I change an object from the master slide only for this slide?

I have a presentation, and a set of masterslides. On the master slides I have some lines for a certain representation. The vertical location of these lines should be changed depending on the amount of ...
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Exporting clipping mask from Illustrator to use in PowerPoint

I have used a clipping mask in Illustrator on a vector object. When I export as EMF and import in to PowerPoint the mask got released. Is there any way to export from Illustrator and retain the ...
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Zoom in high resolution image in a presentation

I have an image of global view of the Moon. I have a second one which is from a different camera, very high res of an area few kilometers in size. During a presentation I want to zoom in from a global ...
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Make Illustrator Infographics Fully editable in PowerPoint

I create complex infographics in Illustrator that include both shape and text elements. From time to time my clients need a fully editable version that they can manipulate using only Microsoft office ...
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Object on master slide not applying to slides on PowerPoint (not text)

I have a PDF that I've converted to PPT. I want to add a partner's logo to the footer of the document (image file, no text). However, when I add the logo to the master slide, it either doesn't appear ...
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What is the best way to include links in presentations?

I am creating a presentation in Google Slides that requires that I use a link for a usable web-demo at a specified URL. However, any attempt I make at inserting a hyperlink into my document looks ...
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Is it possible to export PowerPoint presentations to PDF with vector graphics preserved?

Is it possible to export PowerPoint to PDF with vector graphics preserved? Any method I try seems to rasterize all images, even though most, if not all, are .SVG placed in the PPTx presentation. ...
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Solid layer in Powerpoint 2016 embedded video changes color, slightly

I've exported a video from Adobe After Effects into .avi, as well as encoded to .mp4, .wmv, .m4v and other formats using Adobe Media Encoder. Since I can't get a transparent alpha layer to work, I've ...