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.

Hope this is simple.  My client wants their default shape to be set to a certain color with no outline.  So I created that shape in a presentation, right click and "Set as Default Shape."  As long as I am working in that presentation, most new shapes I create have those characteristics.

So far, so good.

I tried setting default shape properties in a .potx presentation template, then saved the template, assuming new presentations created based based on that template will inherit those default shape properties from the template.  I'm using my typical VBA method for creating a presentation based on a temple, namely
Presentations.Open filename:="c:\project\mytemplate.potx", Untitled:=msoTrue, ReadOnly:=msoFalse

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  But the default shape properties do NOT carry over to these new presentations.  

What am I missing?
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Trying to add a pdf file to powerpoint.  I have inserted a pdf file as an object into a powerpoint presentation.  Then I read instructions on how to make it active within the presentation by adding an action to it.  The action I have chose is :  mouse click - open .  When I do this all it does it shrink the pdf file.  It shows it normally (the first page of the pdf file) and then when I click on the pdf it just shows up like it is a thumbnail.  

All I really want to do is click to the slide of the pdf file, click it, and it brings up adobe reader to view the pdf
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I am using gotomeeting to video stream a powerpoint presentation.  I have shared out the screen to the audience.  Is there a way I can (the presenter) have the powerpoint presentation show the display of the slides with the preview of the next slide, but the audience only sees a full screen on the current slide?  See screenshot of what gotmeeting is showing the audience and what I am seeing on laptop.
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Is there a way to stop PowerPoint from automatically inserting pictures/icons into an empty picture placeholder on a slide when using the Insert / Pictures and/or Insert / Icons functionality?

For example, if I have a slide that has a picture placeholder occupying 50% of the width of the slide and I want to insert an SVG icon next to it, before adding the picture, the SVG icon is automatically inserted into the empty picture placeholder, even if it's not selected. This is a simple example with a simple workaround, insert the picture first but in some cases, a layout may have numerous picture/object placeholders so this problem becomes more of an issue. It's also a problem when automating PowerPoint with VBA.

Is there a keyboard modifier to prevent this behavior or a setting in options?
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Hello experts,

The following AutoHotkey allows me to copy files path to clipboard and do the same for notepad++ by using send input.

;====================================
;Windows Explorer: copy full path of active Excel, PowerPoint, or Word file to the clipboard. 
;====================================

+F8::
WinGet ActiveWindowPID,PID,A ; save active window PID
WinActivate % "ahk_id " DllCall("GetDesktopWindow","ptr") ; register Office app in ROT - thanks to lexikos for this line of code
WinActivate,ahk_pid %ActiveWindowPID% ; after registering Office app in ROT, reactivate Office app
If (WinActive("ahk_exe excel.exe"))
  Clipboard:=ComObjActive("Excel.Application").ActiveWorkbook.FullName
Else
If (WinActive("ahk_exe powerpnt.exe"))
  Clipboard:=ComObjActive("PowerPoint.Application").ActivePresentation.FullName
Else
If (WinActive("ahk_exe winword.exe"))
  Clipboard:=ComObjActive("Word.Application").ActiveDocument.FullName
Else
If (WinActive("ahk_exe notepad++.exe"))
  Sendinput ^+p
Else
  Clipboard:="Active window is not Excel, PowerPoint, Word or Notepad++"
Return

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I would like to take as a reference to open containing folder:
20191223_103502-open-file-location.png
Defined shortcut on notepad to open containing folder is: ^!0

If you have questions, please contact me.
Thank you for your help.
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Hello experts,

I was wondering how to restrict specific AutoHotkey for application and turn off them for other applications.
Example:
I would like to use the following AutoHotkey exclusively when I used Excel:
;====================================
;Excel paste special
;====================================
;$if the send contains same letters of hotstring
$^#v::
If (WinActive("ahk_exe excel.exe")) 
{
  Send, !esvt
  Sleep, 100
  Send, {Enter}
  Return
}
Else
{
  MsgBox,4144,Error,Active windows is not an excel windows
  Return
}

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The benefit of If approach condition is that I restrict the AutoHotkey for Excel however the drawback is that I cannot turn off for other applications.
Let's suppose that I change the AutoHotkey for:
;====================================
;Excel paste special
;====================================
;$if the send contains same letters of hotstring
#d::
If (WinActive("ahk_exe excel.exe")) 
{
  Send, !esvt
  Sleep, 100
  Send, {Enter}
  Return
}
Else
{
  MsgBox,4144,Error,Active windows is not an excel windows
  Return
}

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When Notepad ++ process is running.
I would have error message instead of having the default windows action related to #d which is open desktop.
This question is crucial for my daily actions as I want to avoid clash between other default windows shortcuts.
Thank you for your help.
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In Excel, I know how to hide  Rows & Columns but how
do we  hide slides in PwrPnt 2016?  Appreciate step by
step instructions with screen shots if possible
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Hi,

I am trying to create an EXE of powerpoint so I can give io to my group for our meetings but get an error:

PowerPointEXEerror
My steps are:
- create my ppt (I have v2010)
- run iexpress wizard to creat my EXE

This always worked but in this computer for some reason no.

This comouter is Windows 7 pro with Ms2010.

I need to create EXE of thie powerpoint, help please.
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Hi,

I have a presentation but i need time counter starts only when slide 2 is shown. I can pause timer, but i prefer do it automatically if possible.

best regards
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Office applications have numerous Task Panes. I need to determine which are open/visible. Some are activated via ribbon toggle buttons and/or dialog box launchers while others are activated with buttons.

I can detect those activated with toggle buttons as in this example:

bSelectionPaneOpen = CommandBars.GetPressedMso("SelectionPane")

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This doesn;t actually get the state of the task pane but the toggle button associated with it.

Conversely, I cannot do the same for those activated with a button. This example fails because the button isn't a toggle:

bFormatPaneOpen = CommandBars.GetPressedMso("ObjectFormatDialog")

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Is there a way to return the visible state of task panes that are activated via buttons?

Word has a TaskPane object but Excel and PowerPoint don't :-(

lTaskPanes = Application.TaskPanes.Count

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I give a class using powerpoint and I save the class progress for that day. After class I use the powerpoint export function to create a pdf from the current selection manually. I would like to do this using vba.

How do I do that.

I have the slide range saved and the db has links to the presentation ppxt itself.
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Using VBA, I am trying to check to make sure every shape in a presentation is filled with a color in the presentation's color theme.   Because this tool could be used in any template, my challenge is how do I use VBA to extract the numerical codes for the current presentation's color palette, including not only the 10 theme colors, but also the additional 50 light and dark variations that PowerPoint automatically presents as part of it's color palette.  See image below.

I know that these color variations are a combination of an ObjectThemeColor (1 through 10) and a Brightness setting (-1 to +1).   But I can't figure out the algorithm or method Office uses to create the variations.  For a light theme color like the light blue, the variations from top to bottom are Brightness -.1, -.25, -.5, -.75, and -.9.  But for a color like the dark purple they are from top to bottom Brightness .8, .6, .4, -.25, -.5.   So it's not always the same.  

 PowerPoint Theme Colors
Bottom line I need my code to create an array consisting of all color values that I can then check against.  How can I do this?

Thanks!
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Hello Gurus,
Could you please with the attached template, i need to present to client traffic flow ( for eg: between router and firewall )
is it possible i can have color change from green to blue ( till the dot ) infinite rounds until i click the next slide .

Regards,
Sid

Edit : ppt attached . 1. i would like an arrow to move from router to firewall in infinite until i make next click
2. also i would like to know , how to change the color gradually from blue to green or vice versa
Presentation2.pptx
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Team,

i would like to know, i need to present a PPT to a client , where when i go to next slide , it should take me to a webpage directly without me clicking it directly. If possible , could you please tell me how can i do it
After the web page access ,  i need to go to next slide to resume my ppt .

Regards,
Sid
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I'm trying to setup a slide show using many slides. I have them imported into a PowerPoint presentation and have the transitions setup.  But I can't figure out how to apply the same timing to move from one slide to another for the entire slideshow.  Can someone help?
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I have created a read-only PowerPoint 2013 file with 5 Flash slides. They can be played in 2013 (32) but not in 2019 (32) on the same device (Win 10 Pro 64 laptop). As I need to distribute the file following presentations, how can I cure that, please?
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Is it possible to copy multiple slides from Powerpoint to Excel?

I want the slides as thumbnails for a project in excel and I can easily copy one slide at a time. However, when I select multiple slides in Powerpoint and try to paste them into Excel, only the first slide in the selection is pasted. If this can't be done manually, is there a VBA solution to the problem?
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If a chart was created with ThinkCell and another chart created using the built in chart feature of PowerPoint, would the PowerPoint chart properties be transferred to the  ThinkCell chart?
If a chart created in PowerPoint 365  using the native Microsoft PowerPoint chart feature, next another chart is created in PowerPoint using ThinkCell (https://www.think-cell.com/en/), would that chart properties match?
Does Microsoft PowerPoint charts and ThinkCell charts have the same properties?
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In PowerPoint 365-PowerPoint Options-Advanced, in the Charts sections, what does "Properties follow chart data for all new presentations" means?
I am looking for an explanation on charts properties.
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If I changed a PowerPoint extension to ".zip," then open the zip file, and make one the files inside of it ready only, next I rename the zip file back to a .PPTX, would that prevent me from saving changes to the PowerPoint file afterwards?
Lets  us say a zip file contains PowerPoint data, or the file's extension was changed from ".pptx" to "zip," then I modify one of the files inside the zipped file, using Windows Zip, what impact would that be, if I changed the zip file back to the PowerPoint file? Would the PowerPoint file be corrupted?
Can you change the a zipped file properties such a read only, if the zipped file was once a PowerPoint file?

OS: Windows 10
Office 365
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If a chart is inserted into a PowerPoint file via ThinkCell, can you protect the charts from being modified?
Can you prevent modification to a ThinkCell chart, within the ThinkCell application?
Does PowerPoint 365 have the ability to prevent a chart from being modified?
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If you inserted a file with an .exe extension into a PowerPoint file, would that prevent the file from being saved?
What file types are restricted from being inserted into PowerPoint 365?
Can you attached a file into a PowerPoint file such as an executable?

OS: WIndows 10 version 1809
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OneDrive for Business has a restrictions on certain file types and if the file is zero kb in size, then it would not upload, so if I rename a PowerPoint file to have a .zip extension and find a file on the list that is zero kb in size or is one of the file types restricted by OneDrive for Business, would this prevent the PowerPoint file from being saved?

If a PowerPoint file created with PowerPoint 365 has its extension changed to .zip, then I open the application with WinZip and find a file size with zero kb, maybe with a blank slide, would that prevent the file from saving (accepting) new changes, if it has the PowerPoint extension?
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What are some reason why a PowerPoint file would not save to the cloud?
What can prevent a PowerPoint file from being saved
What software can prevent a PowerPoint file from being saved? Would Malware prevent a PowerPoint file from being saved?
I was thinking that Data Loss Prevention would cause the problem.
Any ideas?
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What are some symptoms to tell yo that the link between Excel and PowerPoint is broken?
If I create a chart in PowerPoint that is linked to Excel, what would indicate that the linkage between to two applications is not working?
What can cause a  PowerPoint chart that is linked to Excel to not work?


I was thinking that I need to configure PowerPoint to updates links to Excel automatically.


OS: Windows 10
Office 365 Pro Plus
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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.