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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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What software would be easy to use to make a product sheet template like this:

Hi I dont really do design but have been assigned to make a product sheet for a lot of different products in the style of this: Screenshot: Original PDF here Do any of you have any tips on what ...
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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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Move to another slide in animation and on return start animation from the point where it stopped

I have a Main slide that has flow chart with boxes, lets say: A -> B -> C -> D In this flow chart each box i.e. A, B, C and D has animation on it that appear on a mouse click one after the ...
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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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PowerPoint has two 16:9 sizes — which is more common, what are the norms?

This prior post covers 16:9 vs 4:3 but PowerPoint actually has two 16:9 sizes in its defaults: "On-screen show (16:9)" has a drawing area of 5.63 x 10 in "Widescreen" is also 16:...
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Animate all bullet points/separate lines in whole presentation in one go

I have received pre-made slides. In a presentation, everything on every slide just appears at once. I see that in PowerPoint I can use animations designating that certain lines/bullet points appear ...
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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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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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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 ...