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delay playing animated gif in PowerPoint

I realize that this answer is coming long after the question was asked, but hopefully, it will help somebody someday... What you can simply do is duplicate the original slide, and place your animated ...
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Potential employer wants PowerPoint files

I've never run into this before, but I did once interview with a firm who asked me to create a PPT on the fly for them during an interview. Maybe they want to see how you construct the work, how you ...
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How to customize the pie chart background in PowerPoint?

You can! If you cheat a little... You can make a copy of the chart and enlarge it so it covers all the slide. Then you can change de colors of the copy, to make it more lighter. The trick it's to ...
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What exactly is a presentation or pitch deck?

Unless your client has explicitly specified a format, you're essentially wide open re: what file format you use. That being said, it's usually best to go with something that is widely recognized/...
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How to customize the pie chart background in PowerPoint?

You can't. This is —most probably— not an automated effect, this graphic has been designed by hand. In order to find the similar colours, you'd need to dive into colour theory and find ...
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Error when saving pptx with embed fonts

As others have suggested in the comments, there might be some phantom traces of Adobe Gothic somewhere in the presentation. You may be able to remove them using the Font Replacement dialog: Go to ...
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What exactly is a presentation or pitch deck?

"Presentation" and "Pitch Deck" both mean a slideshow. The most common types are PowerPoint and Google slides, but there are many more presentation programs. I think a PPT file is clunky as a ...
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exporting Cinema 4D to PowerPoint

I've been having a lot of difficulty finding documentation on this myself, so wanted to share the results of my experiments. I would rate my C4D skills as maybe a 4 out of 10, and I've been fumbling ...
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Is there a way to numerically modify the yellow handles of a shape in PowerPoint?

There's a way using a PowerPoint VBA Macro, as all shape objects can be manipulated from there. Below is some sample code that asks for the starting and finishing angle, and creates a partial circle ...
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PowerPoint 2010: Snapping still happening even after turning off

These red dots are called "connection points". I don't know of any way to disable them, but you can override them by holding Alt while you draw.
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How to find name of original image in PowerPoint presentation?

If your powerpoint file is an .pptx you can try this: Rename your samplename.pptx into samplename.zip. Open the zip-file and check all subfolders if there is a pic in it. Hopefully it has its original ...
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Rountrip from Illustrator->PowerPoint->Illustrator

Creating PPT shapes in Illustrator. I do this practically everyday: Create shape in Illustrator, export as .emf from Illustrator. PLACE .emf into PowerPoint. Ungroup .emf. (Answer "Yes" to "do you ...
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Professional Powerpoint design from Indesign

If the presentation needs to be done in Powerpoint, I wouldn't try to use a different platform. As you mentioned, your client might want to change things, so the format should be a popular and easy to ...
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How to have gifs wait for each other?

There are a couple of ways to achieve the effect that you are looking for: Add an extra 20 copies of the final frame of the shorter animation to the end of that GIF so that both GIFs have the same ...
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How to customize the pie chart background in PowerPoint?

It's not a single click job. The result resembles something which can be made in general purpose graphic programs with a little more than doing something most trivial. In Powerpoint that's reflected ...
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How to match Inkscape color to PowerPoint?

In Inkscape, go to File > Document Properties, and click on the Colour tab. From the Available Colour Profiles dropdown, choose the sRGB colour profile. Then export the PNG. This will ensure the ...
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What is a good workflow for Presentation Design?

There is no way to convert a PSD, into a PowerPoint. What you do is you export your graphics assets as PNG to use in PowerPoint. Try to actually bring assets such as logos as fonts if possible. ...
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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

You will have to make sure you're using the right font type in PowerPoint as not all font types can be embedded. Note You can embed any TrueType font that is included with Microsoft Windows. ...
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Recommended powerpoint template dimensions

Mainly, it depends on the final destination of the presentation, and who will have control over presenting it. That is to say, if only you will be presenting it, and will have control over the viewing ...
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How to find name of original image in PowerPoint presentation?

I don't think there's a direct way. The only method I'm aware of is to select the image and choose Format > Picture... and look at the Alt Text field, specifically the Description. PPT seems to ...
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Lifted corner effect in Powerpoint

The scriptmasters probably would write it in Sanskrit, but the rest of us must try something simpler. Here's one possiblity: Draw a curve with the paper color. Add a shadow effect to it Send the ...
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Powerpoint - how to make pictures equal distances from opposite sides of the slide

There are a couple of options that you can use. Turn on "View Ruler" (View/Show/Ruler). In addition to the rulers, you will also now see a vertical and horizontal dashed line centered on the slide. ...
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Converting a Customer's designs in Powerpoint into InDesign

In most cases, you can't easily use anything they are providing. There's no easy conversion given the files you were provided. Powerpoint does not directly transfer to InDesign, in addition ...
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Powerpoint Interlocking mobius strip

To make the interweaved appearance you can divide some shapes to 2 parts: Divided shapes can occur in different levels in the stack. Powerpoint has very poor control for colorings. Your example has ...
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exporting Cinema 4D to PowerPoint

It seems the best workflow is as mentioned by Billy Kerr in comments: Export from Cinema 4D to one of Paint 3D supported formats (3MF, FBX, STL, PLY, OBJ, and GLB) and make any adjustments in Paint ...
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Is there any easy way to convert shapes in Powerpoint to adobe illustrator so they are editable?

You have already got a suggestion to make a PDF. Illustrator opens and edits PDFs, so at least it works. An unfortunate thing with PDFs is that there can be numerous clipping masks which must be ...
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High resolution pictures in Posters made with PowerPoint 2013

Powerpoint object model is not all that accurate. When i used to do big print preparation in the University I had to rebuild all PPT posters from scratch because what appeared on a straight line in ...
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High resolution pictures in Posters made with PowerPoint 2013

I don't think PowerPoint is capable of this. PowerPoint is made for creating on-screen presentations, not print-ready .pdf files. You'll want to use InDesign, or export a .pdf version of your raster ...
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Group and ungroup objects in Office Powerpoint Online?

Try ctrl+G and Ctrl+Shift+G to group and ungroup respectively. These options are available in the ribbon too.
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Using Artistic Effects on Shapes in PowerPoint

Is there any way to replicate artistic effects on shapes without exporting the shapes as images from other programs, then adding them back in? Copy the shape. Press CTRL+ALT+V, and the Paste Special ...
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