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What are the more respected sans serif fonts that come standard on most computers?

I've been tasked with making a powerpoint theme for the company I work for and one of the requirements is that it uses a font that comes standard with most computers. What are some of the built-in ...
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What's the pixel dimensions of a presentation slide for Open Office / Libre Office Impress?

What's the dimensions of a presentation slide in pixels? I'm having a hard time trying to get it right. I keep guessing and checking and it's taking too long. I googled some results and they're a ...
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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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What is a good workflow for Presentation Design?

A client wants a presentation design that he can edit and change after, including elements such as: template frame, body copy, lists, calls-to-action, animations, custom vector graphics, mockups - you ...
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What exactly is a presentation or pitch deck?

I have seen these terms in different places, so when a client is requesting a presentation or pitch deck to be delivered, does that mean a Powerpoint file specifically, or it can also imply a PDF?
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Powerpoint - best size for a poster on a 55 inch monitor

I want to display a scientific poster on a 55 inch television. Paper posters usually have A0 dimensions (84,1 x 118,9 cm). The powerpoint template from the congress has a wide format with 33,867 cm ...
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Potential employer wants PowerPoint files

For presentation deck designers: Is it customary for potential employers to ask you to send them PPT files? I've ran into this recently and I don't feel comfortable sending other client's work to ...
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How to find name of original image in PowerPoint presentation?

I found an old PowerPoint slide I made, but I really want to find the original image that I imported to the slide. Is there a way to find the name of the image, upon which the slide is based (e.g., I ...
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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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Looking for a grid template for PowerPoint

I'm new to this community. I wouldn't describe myself so much as a designer but rather someone who has a need to create presentations as part of my job and would like to improve the design of those ...
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Group and ungroup objects in Office Powerpoint Online?

Is there any way to group/ungroup objects when editing a presentation in Powerpoint Online? I only have access to the online version of Office 365 at work, but it is a pain to have to move the objects ...
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Recommended powerpoint template dimensions

I am creating a new powerpoint template for my company (yes, I know, I know...) and I am not sure what dimensions are best to use. I know the most popular is 4:3, but I see the 16:9 is widescreen and ...
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Shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint

How to save a shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint 2016 (MAC OS). I should be able to recolour and it has to scalable on re-sizing.
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Using Artistic Effects on Shapes in PowerPoint

When arranging elements on my PowerPoint slides, I have one slide where I would like to use the pencil grayscale effect found under artistic effects. While I can use this for pictures, I cannot use it ...
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How to export a pdf file with each stage of builds from Adobe InDesign?

I am using Adobe InDesign to create slides for an oral presentation at a conference (as a substitute for Microsoft PowerPoint). The end product that I want is a pdf file with my slides. I am not ...
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Moving to next slide after completion of animation which requires MouseClick (PowerPoint)

I'm working with a Presentation and I have some problems... Before asking them I'd like to show up objects/element of slide I'm working on: I've added some elements in a slide and I'd like do ...
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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 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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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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Rountrip from Illustrator->PowerPoint->Illustrator

I have a fair amount of experience working with Illustrator from taking some graphic design classes in high school. I've recently started working in a biomedical research lab that makes all of their ...
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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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Professional Powerpoint design from Indesign

I just have some very basic questions regarding how a professional designer would approach creating an impressive Powerpoint presentation using todays techniques. The presentation has to be made in ...
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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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Zoom transition in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint for a presentation (I know that other tools may be better, but not in this case). In a transition between two slides, I've to zoom part of an image (which is a simple tree ...
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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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Tips on creating Microsoft Office 2011 Templates/Themes?

I'm attempting to create some basic branded templates in Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint) to be deployed for office use. Just some colours, and basic typography hierarchy so people can easily ...
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Is there way to convert a PSD or Illustrator file to PowerPoint?

I got a bunch of PSD and Illustrator files and my boss wants that ability to edit the information in the files without having to ask me to do it. This would be more like editing just the text, there ...
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Error when saving pptx with embed fonts

Getting this message when I try to embed fonts in my presentation with "only the characters used" option selected: "Some of your fonts cannot be saved with the presentation. Adobe Gothic Std B Bold ...
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GIFs on PowerPoint 2010 running at a lower frame rate than actual

As the title suggests. I have to put a GIF I made on Flash in a PowerPoint presentation. But when I run the presentation, the GIF runs on a dreadfully low frame rate. Is this issue fixed in later ...
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PowerPoint 2010: Snapping still happening even after turning off

In PowerPoint 2010, I have turned off "snap objects to grid" and "snap objects to other objects". However, when I draw a line and it goes close to certain points on the perimeter of another object, it ...
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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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Is there a way to resize boxes in PowerPoint smart art without all other boxes changing size?

I am designing org charts using PowerPoint 2010 (because they will need to be edited by people without design software) and it's becoming maddening. I decided to use the smart art feature because it ...
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Save PowerPoint (fullscreen) presentation view as document or vector image?

I have not found a way to save the presentation view at a time X during a presentation as a document of some kind, ideally as a vector graphic (i.e. as PPTX, PDF, SVG or similar). Is this true, or is ...
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Editing fonts in emf file within PowerPoint

I have a bunch of emf files that were converted from svg files with Inkscape commandline. The SVG files were autogenerated and have text objects. Within an SVG file, the text is nicely editable. For ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you turn a Photoshop vector image into a Microsoft editable clip art/image?

So here's my problem: I made some vector images (e.g. figures of people, houses, apples, etc.—ones that you use for infographics). I made them for practicum but since my practicum is ending, I need ...
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How to render into 60fps video without lagging in power point

I do make a simple video like WatchData video by using Powerpoint. The problem that I occurs is that the video that I render is lagging even in 60fps. There are two ways I do render Powerpoint; Just ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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High resolution pictures in Posters made with PowerPoint 2013

I'm currently creating a poster (size A0) in PowerPoint 2013 and want it to be in the best quality possible. I used vector images where possible, but for some images I had to use raster graphics. Now ...
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