Questions tagged [microsoft-powerpoint]

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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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