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Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program currently developed by Microsoft. PowerPoint presentations consist of a number of individual pages or "slides" that may contain text, graphics, sound, movies, and other objects, which may be arranged freely. The presentation can be printed, displayed live on a computer, or navigated through at the command of the presenter. Slides can also form the basis of webcasts.

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Hi,
I have to present a project I am working on over the last month. So I actually put all my milestones and approaches in a presentation with a certain format. Now  I am requested to use a different template. Is there a smart way to just transfer my presentation into this template rather than copying everything manually.

Thanks in advance
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users are trying to edit and update the powerpoint files in the sharepoint 2010 doucment library simulatenously using doucment co-authoring feature of SharePoint. While multiple users are trying to edit and update the ppt  files they are getting error"upload failed"(attached the screenshot below highlighed in red). These ppt files are of size approx 30-40MB in the library.

It is taking approx ~6-7 to update any user changes on the library meanwhile if other user trying to update, the same ppt he/she is getting upload failed error. I believe this is because of latency issue. Please advise how to reduce latency and possible resolution to fix the issue.( If anything needs to be checked from SQL side)
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Hi,
I want to copy all text having same font colour from a specific column and then paste the text in PowerPoint at specific location using vba. And again while pasting the text i  want to remove the blank spaces.  Please help out. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Guys,

we have a PowerPoint running a presentation on a TV. the PowerPoint loops through all slides fine and when it gets to the end it goes back to the beginning. the problem is, we have a mouse plugged in so users can click and move the slides forward if they want to view a different slide.

once this 'click' has occurred the slideshow will stop automatically transitioning between slides.

is there an option we can turn on for this?
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Dear experts,

I am planning to draw venn diagrams in MS word. How do i colour code the overlapping area separately rather than the original circle.

For instance inthe below video (taken from public domain)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRJQn1AMik8

The presenter swtiches colour/bars for a part of the diagram/shape rather than the entire shape.

I am happy to prepare my notes in MS Powerpoint if that will help my objective.

Kindly advice.

Thank you
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What does this command do
Set arg1=%1


And what would I get if I echo %1 ?
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Hello,

How to protect PowerPoint 2016 template, so that no one can edit without a password?
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We have a machine here which will not display the powerpoint font, Century Gothic, correctly. It seems to be overlapping. What could be causing this issue on only this machine?

Images are below. Thanks.
font1.jpg
font2.jpg
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Hi,
I want to copy only text from certain range of excel and paste in ppt. The range contains the numbers, blank spaces and text. Bt i only want to copy the text using ppt vba. And again i am trying to avoid the blank spaces in ppt. Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

Is it possible in powerpoint to covert the paragraph into bullet points using vba? What I meant is, for example, I have below paragraph

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsoft's event-driven programming language Visual Basic 6, which was discontinued in 2008, and its associated integrated development environment (IDE). Although Visual Basic is no longer supported or updated by Microsoft, VBA itself got upgraded in 2010 with the introduction of Visual Basic for Applications 7 in Microsoft Office applications.[1] Visual Basic for Applications enables building user-defined functions (UDFs), automating processes and accessing Windows API and other low-level functionality through dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). It supersedes and expands on the abilities of earlier application-specific macro programming languages such as Word's WordBasic. It can be used to control many aspects of the host application, including manipulating user interface features, such as menus and toolbars, and working with custom user forms or dialog boxes


 And now what I want is each sentence should come on new line , shown as below.

1. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsoft's event-driven programming language Visual Basic 6, which was discontinued in 2008, and its associated integrated development environment (IDE).
2. Although Visual Basic is no longer supported or updated by Microsoft, VBA itself got upgraded in 2010 with the …
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When students in an IT suite try to save files in PowerPoint 2016, they get the following error message when selecting a save location:

"An error occurred while opening the file dialog. Please save your presentation, exit, and restart PowerPoint."

This doesn't occur when logged in as a domain admin.

Any ideas?
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Hello,

We are on our way to a full migration from Office to GSuite here at my agency.  We are wanting to phase out Word and Powerpoint from our users but stil allow them to keep Excel.  Is it possible to utilize a group policy to push a silent removal of these 2 pieces of the software?  Is there a better way to do this?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Weird issue here.  Saving changes to a pptx file over a VPN are not working.  
The file is showing as being saved on screen, thereafter it creates a tmp file and then shows the original pptx file prior to saving the changes.
It seems to work fine locally on same LAN.
Ideas?
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hi,
i created a power point 2016 template and want to deploy it for 20 Clients Windows 10. There are w2k12 r2 DC servers and 1 w2k12 r2 FileServer on my environment. Can you help me please doing this? With or without gpo or something.
Thank you and best regards.
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I have been given two 16:9 templates which are causing issues when copying content from one to the other in the objects appear smaller when pasted.

On examination I found the following 16:9 design size setups in inches with points in parenthesis:

1. Microsoft Office Default for "On-screen show" = 10” x 5.625” (720 *405) - pre 2013 default
2. Microsoft Office Default for "Widescreen" = 13.333” x 7.5” (960 * 540) - 2013 onwards default, better for 4:3 migration
3. Custom Template 1 = 10” x 5.625” (720 *405)
4. Custom Template 2 = 26.67” x 15” (1920.25 * 1080)

Content is being copied from slides using Template 1 to slides using Template 2 and appearing smaller, as expected. by a factor of 2.666 (26.67" / 10"). This means that users are having to scale everything up by 2.666, reposition, re-margin text, increase font sizes etc. when reusing content from Template 1. Nightmare!

I didn't design the templates so I am wondering what the rational was for the designer to deviate from the new Office default "Widescreen" settings and then to increase it when releasing the new version Template 2.

Is it purely a choice abut matching the number of points to Full HD for projection quality optimisation? It seems a pretty weird thing to do when there are many thousands of slides using Template 1.

What is the "Best Practice" here when considering content migration?
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Hello This code woks on debug mode but fails to run in complie mode at CommandBars.ExecuteMso Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

Sub CopyPasteAsUnion()

     Dim sld As Slide
     Dim shp As Shape

     Dim ShapeOne As String
     Dim ShapeTwo As String
     Dim oshpR As ShapeRange


     For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides
     ActiveWindow.View.GotoSlide sld.SlideIndex
          For Each shp In sld.Shapes
           If shp.HasTextFrame = True Then
                If shp.TextFrame.HasText = True Then
                      ShapeOne = shp.Name
                      ShapeTwo = shp.Name & "_1"
                      With shp.Duplicate
                         .Left = shp.Left
                         .Top = shp.Top
                         .Name = ShapeTwo
                      End With
                            Set oshpR = sld.Shapes.Range(Array(ShapeOne, ShapeTwo))
                            oshpR.Select
                            CommandBars.ExecuteMso ("ShapesUnion")
                    End If
                End If
         Next
     Next
End Sub

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PowerPoint Version I'm using : PowerPoint 2016 (System : Windows 7).

Error While compiling:
Run-time error '-2147467259(80004005)': Method 'ExecuteMso' of objects '_CommandBars' Failed
process.pptx
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Hyperlinks are not working properly in PowerPoint 2016.  Sometimes they open, but behind the presentation.  it needs to be ended to view.   Other times it does not even open.
I have done this numerous times in earlier versions, but cant seem to get them to work in this version.
I have looked on line and it only advises me to do what I am doing.  There is some setting that is not correct, but I cannot determine what it might be.
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Hello,

Is there a way to display only some of the borders of an object in PowerPoint but not display others?

For example, suppose you want a half circle with the round border displayed but the straight border not displayed.

Half circles are not available from the objects menu but can easily be created by starting with a full circle as shown here:

2017-09-09d_EE.PNG
Then after superimposing a second object which perfectly covers half of the circle:

2017-09-09e_EE.PNG
and clicking Shape Intersect:

2017-09-09g_EE.PNG
The desired half circle is obtained:

2017-09-09f_EE.PNG
However, in the process, a red border was added to the new edge of the half circle.

Is there a way to prevent the addition of the new border or remove it once it is present?

Thanks
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I'm printing handouts two slides per page to an HP 651 color printer (though the printer does not matter). Each printed page has today's date at the top, right and a page number (not slide number) at the bottom, right. There are no headers, footers or page numbers specified in the print job (each option is not check marked). This is not controlled by the slide master. It is an issue with each printed page, not each slide on the page.

Does anyone know where the date and page number are coming from?

Thank you.
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Hello there
I have a VBA code that copies data from excel to a power point presentation. the problem that I have is that I cannot set the position of the copied table in powerpoint. it doesn't work in a for loop.

Sub ExcelRangeToPowerPoint()
    
        Application.ScreenUpdating = False
        Dim rng As Range
        Dim PowerPointApp As Object
        Dim myPresentation As Object
        Dim mySlide As Object
        Dim myShape As Object
        Dim PPPres As Object
        Dim PPT As PowerPoint.Application
        Dim SlideNum As Integer
        Dim counter As Integer

    Set PPT = New PowerPoint.Application
    PPT.Visible = True
    PPT.Presentations.Open Filename:="C:\Users\Ashkan\Desktop\Powerpoint autoupdate\1.pptm"
    
For counter = 1 To 3
    SlideNum = counter
    Sheets("Sheet" & SlideNum).Select
    'Copy Range from Excel
    Set rng = ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Range("A1:B5")
    rng.Copy
      
    'Paste to PowerPoint and position
      Set myPresentation = PPT.ActivePresentation
      myPresentation.Slides(SlideNum).Shapes.Paste
      
      Set mySlide = myPresentation.Slides(SlideNum)
      Set myShape = mySlide.Shapes(mySlide.Shapes.Count)
        Set position:
          myShape.Left = 128.88
          myShape.Top = 68.4
          
          Set mySlide = Nothing
          
Next counter

    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
  
End Sub

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Line 29 to 33 is not working for table number 2 and 3. it only repositions the table 1.
how can I select this table in power point in order to reposition it?
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Hi there
I have a power point presentation with 100 slides, which It's tables need to be updated each week. To further assist, each table in power point has a corresponding worksheet in my workbook and the position and formatting of these tables (in power point) have to be maintained.
Is there any VBA code to automate this process?

p.s I hope my descriptions are clear enough.
I also Uploaded two example.
Copy-Paste.pptx
COPY-Paste.xlsx
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Hi there

I need a VBA code in powerpoint to compress every picture to 150 pp quality.
Is there a way to do that with "Application.ActivePresentation.SaveAs"?

Thanks
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Hi there
I have 5 presentations with a large number of slides which each of slides has to pictures in them (before and after). I want a VBA code to distribute these pictures horizontally. I've found a code for one picture, so it won't work on my presentations.

Sub DHori()
    Dim osld As Slide
        For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
        With osld.Shapes.Range
        .Distribute msoDistributeHorrizontally, msoTrue
        End With
        Next osld  
End Sub

I also have another question, all of these pictures are linked in presentation, so each week when opening my presentation they update automatically. is there a code for breaking these links, so I wouldn't have to do this manually?
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OK. So let's say I have a deck and I have created a new template and now I want to apply this new template to this deck...my current thinking is: create a new presentation based on my revised template and then use reuse slides to import the old slides into it? Is there another better way? Thanks
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I have 34 slides in my deck. When I view the deck in slide sorter mode, only the first 11 slides show a preview. The rest of the slides only show blank, white rectangles. The same behavior also applies to the side bar when I am editing the slides.

At two places after slide 11, I have a section separator slide. This slide does show up in the preview, but the slides before and after are all white.

Could you please help?
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PS: the problem is now solved by rebooting the computer. If you have easier ideas for solving the problem if it recurs, please let me know.
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Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program currently developed by Microsoft. PowerPoint presentations consist of a number of individual pages or "slides" that may contain text, graphics, sound, movies, and other objects, which may be arranged freely. The presentation can be printed, displayed live on a computer, or navigated through at the command of the presenter. Slides can also form the basis of webcasts.