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Questions about the presentation software from Microsoft, based on a "slideshow" methodology.

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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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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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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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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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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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From a .ppt, produce many .pdf with slight variation

I have an invitation in .ppt format. The first text area starts with Hello Name,. I would like to produce 500 .pdf documents, where each .pdf differ by the Name in hello Name. The first .pdf is for my ...
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PowerPoint: Is there a way to use PowerPoint as a 'CMS'? i.e. I create a template with assets & folder., and my client can replace the assets

I am using PowerPoint to design a series of templates for my client. (Yes, I know PPT is not the most ideal solution, but that was the decision) This will be used to display some text & image ...
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How can you format rows of text to offset in PowerPoint

I am trying to skew rows of text in a PowerPoint textbox automatically. Example: I have been able to achieve these results through manual means, such as adding leading spaces or adding a textbox for ...
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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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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 ...
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Cropping every background photo in a PowerPoint presentation with a script?

I have a presentation in which I've used a different large photograph as a background photo on each slide. Each photo overlaps the slide bounds in a different configuration in order to align it as ...
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Powerpoint: How to automate sequential numbers across text boxes

Background: There are two slides each slide has a set of 3 text boxes: each containing a number the numbers are to be sequential and not duplicative Slide 1: 1,2,3 Slide 2: 4,5,6 The goal is to ...
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powerpoint doesn't wait for mouse click in animation

Сразу идет вся анимация подряд. Задержать её не получается. везде стоят "по щелчку", но программа игнорирует задержки. Причем презентация создавалась на 2019 версии на работе. Дома на 2016 ...
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Is there a good way to work with this powerpoint file in illustrater

I have quite a complex powerpoint. I made it in powerpoint in the first place, because I knew how to make it like this so far. But now the next part will be easier in illustrator. It has to be ...
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Powerpoint: Quick Styles only apply partially

With Quick Styles in Powerpoint it's possible to choose from a list of styles to apply to a text box. These styles set things like background color, border color and text color. However, for some ...
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How to add an action button in Powerpoint that opens the file explorer?

I am interested in creating an action button in my PPT presentation that can open the file explorer on mac or windows so that the user can insert a picture. Basically I have a mockup of a phone and I ...
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Is there a way to create persistent bullets in Power Point?

I have added thee custom bullets to the Style Master Text placeholder, however I would like to have a choice to choose one of those three bullets on the fly. These come through a custom font. This ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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PowerPoint 2007: Snapping still happening even after turning off

I'm hoping someone here can help me because it's very annoying and time consuming to get done what I need to accomplish when the program acts up. You'd think that shutting off snap to grid and to ...
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How to design a powerpoint slide and convert it into web page?

Is there any website, tool, software to convert a powerpoint or word page to a html web page
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