Questions tagged [microsoft-powerpoint]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Powerpoint->Impress: Fix wrong image aspect ratio, or how to troubleshoot?

I recently moved from Powerpoint to LibreOffice Impress. Still figuring out the migration pains. I was able to open a large Powerpoint 2007 album, but many of the images had wrong aspect ratios. ...
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Powerpoint: Static elements in moving slide transition

In a PowerPoint Presentation (which is later turned into a video), I want to use moving transition effects between the slides a lot. For instance: 1. Overview Slide: I show that there is a procedure A,...
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Remove tiny grid lines outside of PowerPoint slides from the template

I'm using PowerPoint templates from my company. In all of their slides, they have put some sort of grid lines outside of each slide. I want to remove them, but I cannot. These lines cannot be removed ...
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Can't group shapes in Office365 PowerPoint

I am using PowerPoint online by login to Office365. I created two objects (using shape). One is a circle and the second is a rectangle which has text inside it using Edit text. When I select both ...
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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 Template Image Placeholder doesn't show on edit view

I'm trying to do a Powerpoint template and I want the image behind the details on the front (like shown) but everytime I exit Slide Master view, the placeholder seems to block everything that's in ...
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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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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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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