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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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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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disabling PowerPoint's “automatic centering”

When I design charts in PowerPoint, I sometimes need to typographically fine tune the text boxes of data values, where I have to zoom all the way in to see them. Inevitably, PowerPoint will ...
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Converting from WMF to EPS using Adobe Illustrator?

I have created an image in PowerPoint, then saved it as WMF format. After that I used Adobe Illustrator to convert it to EPS, but it appears different and black edges appear.
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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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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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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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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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PowerPoint persistent default styles for shapes

For every PowerPoint I work on, I always have set a new shape's fill, its stroke, and take off its default shadow. Once I give it my look, I know I can keep this as a default style with right-click | ...
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Images with a style applied loses quality immediately even before saving

I have a number of very good quality photos inserted into PowerPoint 2016. There are over 30 of them and to keep it easy for the client to update them later I simply applied a style (simple white ...
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How to shadow part of a list in Powerpoint?

I am making a PowerPoint presentation where I cover several topics. I have some slides where I recall the outline of my presentation with a list. I would like to partially shadow the topics of my ...
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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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Arranging hundreds of pictures on a PowerPoint slide

every quarter I have to take roughly 100-200 thumbnails of slightly varying size and arrange them on a PowerPoint slide. Each image is scalable of another but some may be 100x400 while others are ...
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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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POWERPOINT - customize page numbering? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a way to number pages in Powerpoint using this style : "01, 02, 03..." instead of "1, 2, 3..." Thanks a lot Mey
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InDesign/Powerpoint to JPEG for 50" widescreen monitor viewing

I'm trying to export a file (either InDesign or PowerPoint) that can be exported to a JPEG to be viewed on a 50" widescreen monitor off of a thumb drive. There is no computer attached, it is a smart ...
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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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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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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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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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Help with Microsoft Powerpoint templates and themes

I am working in a commercial agency. At times clients need custom Powerpoint templates and themes. We don’t have people in our agency with enough skill and knowledge for this kind of job, and few have ...
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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
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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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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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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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Why won't my video show unless I click the progress bar in PowerPoint 2010

I have a short mp4 embedded in a PowerPoint presentation. It's set to loop indefinitely and start when the slide comes up, but the video doesn't show. If I mouse over the progress bar, it shows it ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to change the style (font size, font type, etc) for multiple tables in a powerpoint presentation?

The Slide master in MS Powerpoint lets the user set font size and font type and then, if any change needs to occur, lets the user apply the change consistently across all slides. I was wondering if ...
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How do I scale a screenshot up and down and keep the quality?

For an assignment I would like to show the steps that I took on my pc (with print screens) in PowerPoint. I will show these timeline print screens scaled down but when I upscale them back they become ...
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How do I move image over a title header that is filled with a solid background color in power point?

I'm trying to post an image over a solid filled title header in the master slide layout in power point.
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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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Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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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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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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Is there a way to create a sphere shaped paragraph in powerpoint 2013

Is there a way to create a sphere shaped paragraph in powerpoint 2013. Something like this
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What presentation-creator app can do zoom-ins and zoom-outs well?

I am interested in creating a presentation that is based on a shrunken view of a large system flow. Each area of the flow, in turn, I'd like to zoom in on, explain in detail, then zoom out back to ...
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Choice of tool / software to show workflows diagram?

I want to give a workflow presentation, to my boss at my office, I don't wanna do old ppt style preso, I was thinking (since I'm out of making ppt) for a long time, are there any cloud services or web ...
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Reuse Chart in Multiple Powerpoint Slides

I want to create a flow chart once in Powerpoint, then reuse and/or crop it in multiple slides. Then, I want any changes I make to be propagated across all slides so I don't have to copy/paste many ...
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What size images should I use for PowerPoint Templates? [duplicate]

I am trying to create some PowerPoint templates for work and need to know what size images to use for the templates so they will look good on the screen. I tried making one with images that are 1024 x ...
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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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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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Reduce the size of a Powerpoint while keeping image quality

Are there any additional options for reducing the size of a Powerpoint presentation without losing image quality? I've got a deck that is approximately 25 slides, 15 of which have images. The deck ...
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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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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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How to create usable graphic for a powerpoint template? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the pixel dimensions of a powerpoint slide for Open Office / Libre Office Impress? I need to create a PowerPoint presentation template that will be used in several ...
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How to edit animated object in powerpoint 2010 [closed]

I have written some information in a slide. After that I have added many animations( picture, table) on top of information which I have written previously. Now I want to modify these information. ...
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How to create a PowerPoint slide template that enforces consistency across users within a group?

I have been asked to come up with a PowerPoint slide template for use by multiple speakers from a single group. The key element that was requested is a footer. The footer should have some unifying ...