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Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.

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How to change Powerpoint text in textbox on animation

How do I change the text within a textbox when an animation starts playing? For the graduation of some of our students we are looking to make it so their photo appears in tune with their name on a ...
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How to set a textbox to wrap a word to the next line in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016?

A PowerPoint 2016 template used in my office has textboxes that don't wrap words to the next line. So the textboxes appear something like what is shown below. What should I do to rectify this?
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How to set default file name in PowerPoint template?

I'm creating a series of PowerPoint templates. When opening these .potx files, a default file name of "Presentation1", "Presentation2", etc. is in the window title. I want to replace this with ...
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Disable “Draw with Touch” in Powerpoint 2016

I draw a lot of my slides, and use one hand to manipulate objects and the other the use the pen. If I tap a different pen color with my pen, then it changes to that color (as expected). But if I tap a ...
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make specific slides advance back to first slide in powerpoint

I need some help in setting up the way my presentation runs. Here is what I am hoping to achieve; I am building a game in the style of jeopardy. I am using slide one as the category grid with ...
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Multiple Powerpoint files Playlist functionality in VB?

My goal is to be able to play back a set of separate Powerpoint .pptx files stored within a directory via a form of playlist which will define the order of files. Assuming this is only possible via ...
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Overriding/Customizing/Removing Existing Shortcut in Powerpoint for Mac

I have a global mapping of Command-K for "Set focus to Menu". However MS Powerpoint has different ideas: How/where can I customize the Keyboard shortcuts for this built-in Powerpoint feature? This ...
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How can I prevent Office to block when opening multiple files consecutively?

When I open a file in Office (from SharePoint), this takes a while and shows a progress dialog. When I then open a second file, this blocks the Office program (e.g. PowerPoint or Word), as the dialog ...
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How to specify grid in terms of cells, not distances?

Is it possible to specify a grid in terms of number of grid lines, rather than as spacing (in PowerPoint 2016)? I want to have a 2x3 grid to help me design my presentation, but can only find a way to ...
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How to setup powerpoint's custom functions across many powerpoint files

Because some personal functions are often used, I have developed macros and they work quite well. But, now I have a problem. I have created custom functions (macro) in a new ribbon tab, and it saves ...
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How can I change the dimension of a slide so that no object in the slide is modified in Microsoft PowerPoint?

How can I change the dimension of a slide so that no object in the slide is modified in Microsoft PowerPoint? When I do: and reduce the size of the slide: I get: which changes the size of some of ...
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Font formatting of master slide not applied (Powerpoint 2016)

I'm editing an existing presentation, using Powerpoint 2016 (unclear which version of Powerpoint this file was created on). I'd like to change the slides' background to black, and the font colour to ...
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PowerPoint animation or VBA issue: one name, picture appears, disappears, second name appears in the same place

I have been playing with animations in PowerPoint, but this relatively simple thing seems to be beyond my range. I want on the first (title) slide, one name with his details to appear below, then ...
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Can I add additional data to embedded excel graph in PowerPoint?

I have a simple graph with 2 lines embeded in PowerPoint. If I want to add new data like a new month, I can just add these in Excel. However I now would like to add a new line. But it seems not ...
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Microsoft Office - Powerpoint: How to play multiple audio clips concurrently on click of slide?

I'm trying to set up a slide so that three audio clips will play sequentially on-click, each in turn. I know you can set the trigger to start playing 'on click' but this only works on click of the ...

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