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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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Powerpoint - best size for a poster on a 55 inch monitor

Don't make it in centimetres, make it in pixels. Digital images don't have dimensions in cm/in until they are printed. That's the only time it counts. Depending on whether the TV is 4k or HD its ...
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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?

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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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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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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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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Create a dedicated (small caps) TrueType font from and existing OpenType font

I was going to suggest using FontForge, which is free and open source, but it can be a little user unfriendly at times and I struggled to get this working in any reasonably easy way with a font that ...
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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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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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PowerPoint footer/header logos: best practices

Do you place your logos in all of the pages, or do you just put them on the cover and make the corporate identity visible through the rest of the design? I think this is more a matter of opinion or ...
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Recommended powerpoint template dimensions

If it's a presentation, 16:9. If it's a printed document, 4:3 If it's a multi-purpose document that people will print, trust me people are going to view it on screen most of the time. Use 16:9
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Shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint

Save your shape from Illustrator as .EMF file. Go to PowerPoint -> Insert a picture -> select your .emf file and click open. At this point it will act as a picture. You will have to right click the ...
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GIFs on PowerPoint 2010 running at a lower frame rate than actual

Only because it hasn't been mentioned: Are you inserting the GIF file as an image? From experience, this results in slow, laggy playback with lots of dropped frames. The solution? Insert the GIF as ...
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GIFs on PowerPoint 2010 running at a lower frame rate than actual

Different applications (mainly browsers, but in this case Powerpoint), interpret frame delays differently. IE, for example, historically seemed to render gifs slower than other browsers. As you said ...
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Arranging hundreds of pictures on a PowerPoint slide

You could always use Google Picasa and create a 'picture collage'. This simply looks at any number of images in a folder - then you can create a 'grid' collage at whatever size you want. Save it as an ...
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PowerPoint persistent default styles for shapes

You can create a default template. Start Powerpoint and create your default template. It should probably be only a blank slide and the styles you want. Save it as Blank with the extension .potx in ...
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Make Illustrator Infographics Fully editable in PowerPoint

Once your art is finished in Illustrator, select File | Export | Export As... and choose Enhanced Metafile (.emf). Then, in PowerPoint: Insert tab, Pictures button, choose the .emf file. This brings ...
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What is the best way to include links in presentations?

On Google Docs. Using the Google Slides. (This also works with PowerPoint and Excel) Insert a nice element, image, or text you want to add a hyperlink. Right click on it and you will see the link ...
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What exactly is a presentation or pitch deck?

IMO this question is too opinionated. You should ask your client what they want, not ask what the average client wants and blindly aim at that. For example, what if they want letterboxed images for ...
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