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PowerPoint footer/header logos: best practices

In the previous company I worked for, they'd always add their logo in all of a PowerPoint's pages. Cover, content page, chapter pages, everywhere. In my current one, they're fine as long as their and ...
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How to remove spaces present after some letters but not others in PowerPoint

Some letters in my PowerPoint have a space after them that is seemingly impossible to remove. I've tried changing font, adjusting kerning, and character spacing. Nothing removes the spaces. An example ...
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Drawing a line with three dots at each end in Powerpoint

I am building a Powerpoint presentation about geometry. I want to draw a line with 3 dots at each end. Does anyone know of a simple way to do that? I am talking about as in the shapes that PowerPoint ...
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Strange fonts and keyboard input in some cells of power point

I an forced to use a template in ppt and in some cells of the template I get a very extrange behaviour: "Click to add subtitle" appears in very rare fonts When I press some letters in my ...
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Simplifying PowerPoint Template to Remove Effects, Layers etc

I'm using a PowerPoint template (and a very old version of PowerPoint - 2007). When the presentation is played, the text on a slide comes in stages as I move through. I want to “flatten” (if that's ...
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Animation in powerpoint of mathematical proofs

I'm working on a powerpoint presentation of a mathematical proof. I'm showing it using a tabel of 2 columns - one is with the mathematical statements and the other is with the rationale. Meaning each ...
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Power Point: SVGs to slides

I have a very simple task I want to accomplish: I have a folder with 25 SVGs created in Adobe Illustrator, and I want to create individual slides from these SVGs each containing one. I can insert SVGs ...
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How to convert a scanned hand sketch to a PowerPoint diagram?

I have a PDF scan of a line drawing that someone made by hand. I'd like to turn it into an editable PowerPoint diagram. The image is pretty simple, like a cartoon with no shading, and has some text ...
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How to match Inkscape color to PowerPoint?

I am trying to create a slideshow with PowerPoint 365 (using Windows 10) and I was thinking on using some illustrations from Inkscape 1.1. For this I am trying to get the same color down in both ...
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Powerpoint to saving a picture in .svg format

I am drawing circuits in powerpoint for a report. The idea is to save this circuit as an .svg file which will be included in latex after converting it to.eps format. While saving the picture ...
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Cropping every image to a special shape in powerpoint

I have a PowerPoint premium template (attached). I don't know how, but it crops every image to a special styled shape. Any idea how can I do that in case I want to change these shapes? I have checked ...
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Bullet and regular text styles in PowerPoint

I want to make a PowerPoint template. I am editing the master slides to build the different layouts I need. However, I did not manage to create a text placeholder that would set the style for 'regular ...
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How do I write in multiple positions in a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint?

I want to make a similar chart to this , but using the smart Art feature in PowerPoint : PowerPoint allows me to only write in one center line position of the Venn Diagram. while I need to make such ...
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Is there any easy way to convert shapes in Powerpoint to adobe illustrator so they are editable?

I have 40 figures which I generated largely in powerpoint (text boxes, lines, etc all from the program in addition to copy pasted images). Is there any way to convert these files to an illustrator ...
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Transparent Logo for PowerPoint template

I am looking for a way to create a template in which a transparent logo is always on top of an image placeholder. Google doesn't seem to be very helpful in that area. What I have found out so far is ...
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How to merge all powerpoint slides into one 3D wireframe view similar to image attached

I want to make my presentation slides merge into one 3D view png file. The image attached is how I would like my presentation slides to merge into one 3D view.
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Cropped video changes to original uncropped version when saved as a media file

I used Powerpoint to create a screen recording and cropped the recording in Powerpoint, but when I saved it as an mp4 media file the entire part of the screen that was originally recorded, instead of ...
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How to add this unchangeable text below each slide?

I'd like to know how do I add a text below the Powerpoint slides, something similar to what is added to every presentation here: https://www.free-power-point-templates.com/ I mean this text: How can ...
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Copy Table format

I am looking for a solution. There are tables with different formatting on my Power point presentation. I want to choose one of them as a reference to follow for the other table formats and update ...
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Changing PowerPoint Layout for one page only?

How is it possible to implement multiple layouts within one PowerPoint file? I tried following Microsoft Help article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-multiple-themes-in-one-...
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Operate on all hidden slides in powerpoint

Hi I have a large number of hidden slides in my powerpoint presentation. They are not contiguous, so that I can't select them using just the SHIFT key. I'd like to color them with the same ...
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Sans-serif font with both standalone and circled digits

I am looking for a sans-serif font, preferably a standard Microsoft one, that has digits 1-9 in standalone format (e.g. 1) and also in circled white/black variants (e.g. ① and ❶). Wingdings and ...
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Is there a way to numerically modify the yellow handles of a shape in PowerPoint?

Several shapes in PowerPoint come with yellow handles that allow you to manipulate the shape, such as in the partial circle shape. You get two handles that decide the starting and finishing angle, ...
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Powerpoint: Fade out video clip (plus audio) on mouse click and go to next slide

Tried all kinds of things, can't seem to get it to work. What I want is this: I have a slide with a video clip on it that automatically starts playing when the slide is loaded. This is a 3 minute clip ...
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Inkscape: Stroke width different when exporting .pptx to PDF

So I created an infographic in Inkscape that I use in my Powerpoint-Presentation (Office 2016). When I save my presentation as .pdf, the stroke width changes (it becomes much thicker). The same ...
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Animation on text using PowerPoint

Rafael's interpretation of the question I want an animation in PowerPoint, where one word appears from left to right, as it is being typed, and then it disappears as it is being deleted with a ...
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PowerPoint image with link on master slide

I have an image with a url link on a master slide in PowerPoint. The link works in slide master view, but in normal view, the link does not work. Is there a way to get an image with a link in a ...
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merging with transparent color in powerpoint

My question is more general than the example. But suppose I have The colors here are transparent. Using the Merge Shapes-> Union option in Powerpoint for the two orthogonal sheets, I get My goal ...
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Is there a way in MS Powerpoint to classify all of the content in a document into 2 categories so I can choose to hide one category?

I am a teacher and I would like to distribute my Powerpoint slides as a PDF to students with certain content hidden. I would also like easily switch to showing all content (nothing hidden) to print a ...
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When I edit an equation, it removes all animations from that slide. Is this an option or a bug? Is it possible to change this?

It's pretty straightforward. I've recently started teaching a large course (190 students), and this has forced me to teach using PowerPoint instead of a white board. The biggest issue I've faced with ...
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Fully responsive presentations

I'm in need to create a responsive power-point like presentation that is landscape on desktop and portrait on mobile. PDF's could also work. Which would be the best practice and is there a way to ...
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Adjust angle of picture to fit shape in Powerpoint

How to adjust the degree/angle of a picture/image so that it fits a shape in PPT I am trying to get my image into the black area of the PPT shape, but when I set it to the shape it stays in a ...
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How to convert a Keynote file and preserve resolution of the images?

I have a situation where we start with Keynote files, must convert them to Powerpoint and then back into Keynote before I can work with them. The extra Powerpoint step is 100% necessary. The files ...
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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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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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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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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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