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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I'm creating a digital planner and need a little Power Point help. I'm creating the graphics in Paint Shop Pro then importing them into PowerPoint to add the hyperlinks. Then I will be using the Xodo app to finish it and use it on my Android tablet and phone. (IOS users use Goodnotes but I don't have an Apple device).
    So I have tabs around 3 of the sides of my planner. I have the tabs set up on the left side (Jan- Dec) for monthly spreads and I have all those hyperlinks set up ok on all the pages.
   Now I'm working on the top 4 tabs and have all those but one done and that's where I need assistance. I have a "today" tab that obviously leads to the current date in the planner.  
    How can I add a hyperlink that changes daily?  I've seen others with the "today" tab, so I know it's possible, but I don't know how (yet).
    Any idea?
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I use this feature often and it's been working but with a recent update, the slides no longer display the synced icon by the slide number and when i open the document it doesnt update.

Any fix?
I'm working with a client on an application which will display a list of files which are available for a user to review (file types: pdf, Excel, Word, PPT, Text).

The problem is that after these files are opened:

Application.Followhyperlink pathname\filename

The user has the ability to Save or Save As from the application (Acrobat, Excel, Word, PPT, NotePad, ...) user interface.  Is there any way I can open open the files with some form of command line switch which would prevent any of those applications from allowing the user to even see the File option on the application menu?  I only want them to be able to view and then close these documents.
Hi!  We are testing our existing files before upgrading from Office 2010 to Office 365 (Office 2016).

We have a complicated Excel frontend created by users to process data and automatically create charts and graphs and ultimately export everything directly to PowerPoint.

We have done a ton of testing but have only come across one problem that I can't seem to resolve.

VB code that copies and paste a chart from Excel to PowerPoint works in Office 2010 but not in 2016.  
Here's how the code currently exists in Office 2010.
        Set activeSlide = pp.ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

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This gives us the following error in 2016.
Run-time error '424':
Object required
(also see screenshot in Word doc)

I read posts online and made the following code changes but ended up with the same error.
        Set activeSlide = pp.ActivePresentation.Slides(1)
       '9/5/18 activeSlide.Shapes.PasteSpecial(DataType:=ppPasteOLEObject).Select 'Runs table
        Dim pptshape As PowerPoint.Shape
        Set pptshape = activeSlide.Shapes.PasteSpecial(DataType:=ppPasteOLEObject)
        '9/5/18 end

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As I said, this code runs fine in Excel 2010.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this issue?  Also, please note that we need to be able to paste the object (which is a table in Excel) so that PowerPoint links to the table in Excel and "sees" any updates that may be made in Excel to the table.

Thank you for your help.

in our company we want to install WSUS for multiple branches.
from main office we want to approve the updates.
I need to create  WSUS proposal drawing and PPT if someone can provide me a sample for the same it will be very helpful.

Thanks & Regards,
Mohammed Afroz

i have a powerpoint presentation with 10 slides. I would like to create an index page where all the index numbers (1-10) are linked to their appropriate slide. So, clicking slide 4 in the index will automatically go to the actual slide 4.
Can one write a macro that will create the index page with links , say slide 1, for any amount of slides in a presentation?

Thank you,
On my powerpoint slides
I have the background set.

But the textboxes are all different heights and with different formatting

I would like to click on a textbox
Copy its format
And go to a slide and paste that formatting only

Height, position vertical position fill etc...
In the code below, I pass the FillFormat object of a selected shape to the function. I then pass the FillFormat object for the text within the selected shape but it raises a Type Mismatch error. The FillFormat object TypeName is the same in both cases and it only appears as a member of the PowerPoint library and is not duplicated in the Office library. I know I can declare oFF As Object but I'd prefer to understand why am I getting this mismatch error in the first place? To test, you just need to select a shape with some text in it on a slide and then run the Test procedure.

Sub Test()
  ' Format the fill for the selected shape
  Debug.Print TypeName(ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).Fill)
  ChangeFillFormat ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).Fill
  ' Format the fill for the text inside the selected shape
  Debug.Print TypeName(ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Fill)
  ChangeFillFormat ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Fill
End Sub

Function ChangeFillFormat(oFF As FillFormat)
  ' Do stuff with the fill format
End Function

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I have a power point file and have some you tube videos embedded in this file. The video used to play OK in the last months, however all of the sudden the video doesn't play anymore.

We have tried disabling hardware acceleration, running the file as admin and so far nothing has helped.

We are in MS Office  2016
I have a powerpoint 2016 presentation that I need to send out shortly.  It is critical that I lock it for editing, but it still needs to be able to be printed.
Converting to .pdf is not an option as it must remain in powerpoint.  I cant seem to find a way to do this anymore!  Help.  When I go to File > Info > Protect Presentaion I only see the ability to add a password to open the document...not to restrict for editing.   When I click  'Restrict Access' there is a choice 'Connect to rights management server and get templates'  … which doesn't work, says my machine is not setup, etc, etc.    Mark as Final sounds promising...but seems to still allow anyone to click 'edit anyway' and get past it.

Is there any simple way to restrict editing only?  Need to get this out shortly so a bit desperate for help.  Thanks
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I am in the process of creating a visual IT process diagram using images. However, I am unable to find the type of images I need. I am building the diagram in Visio and can import the images if I had them or knew where to get them. I have attached a file with the type(s) of images I am seeking.

Many thanks in advance.

I have a powerpoint presentation with sound.  I can export it to a movie file (mp4 or wmv) but there is a section where the slide transitions don't move properly.
If I take the powerpoint to the Mac, I can export it correctly with the correct slide transitions but there is no sound - (apparently a known issue).
Is there a reliable no-cost way to convert a powerpoint to a movie file?
Hi Experts,

I have a presentation that includes about 20% hidden slides.
I don't want to show any hidden slides.

I can't work out how to do a full screen presentation without the hidden slides showing.
(I'm using Powerpoint 2016).

I am trying to change the width of an already narrow Powerpoint table column. But PPT would let me neither increase nor decrease the width. What do I need to do to control the width freely? (Font size of text in the column is set to 1)

I have a table in Powerpoint. When I increase the width of one column with the mouse, it eats into the width of the neighboring column.

How can I change the width of one column, without affecting the width of the neighboring column? Instead, if I widen one column by 1 inch, the overall table should just become one inch longer.
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I am creating a power point  slide (1page) and need some help with some bullets and explanation of the bullets
Hi Experts.  I'm copying a file to a remote pc and would like to see whether the process succeeded or not.  Assistance would be appreciated with getting this to work.  Thank you.  Below is my guess that obviously hasn't worked:

Copy-Item -path $source -destination $destination -Force | Write-Host "File copied to $destination"
How to split a slide from a presentation using VBA or Apple script. previously i used a VBA code to achieve the same but in powerpoint 16.13.1 I am getting an error as "Mac PPT does not support opening file in window less mode." and it was working on previous versions of PowerPoint.
Sub SaveSlide(lSlideNum As Long, sFileName As String)

    Dim oTempPres As Presentation
    Dim x As Long

    ActivePresentation.SaveCopyAs sFileName
    ' open the saved copy windowlessly
    Set oTempPres = Presentations.Open(sFileName, , , False)

    For x = 1 To lSlideNum - 1

    ' What was slide number lSlideNum is now slide 1
    For x = oTempPres.Slides.Count To 2 Step -1


End Sub

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In the above code I am getting error in this line
 Set oTempPres = Presentations.Open(sFileName, , , False)

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Please help me.
How to move Master Slide Art and Watermark between Power Point presentations

I have a Watermarked pitch with a nice master slide but need to replicate that into a different presentation.


I use Mac and can not find the menu option to even SHOW the Master Pages options.

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can you recommend the best way to transfer data (numbers and next) from excel to powerpoint so that format is not lost?


can you recommend an excel reporting template that can used to create presentations similar to powerpoint?

the reason i am asking it is cumbersome to transfer data between excel and powerpoint.

How do I record my voice with PowerPoint (Windows) Export to MP4 Feature?

I have a current version of Windows PowerPoint and see how to select

Use Timing and Narrations

 Create Video

But do not get any prompting after that.

When do I start speaking?

And where is the highlighter I was reading about?

All I get when I create the MP$ is "Trial"..."Trial"..."Trial"...

This is a licensed copy, obviously. What gives??

Adding a Watermark Image to a PowerPoint presentation

How do I add an image so that it always appears in the same place on each screen.

And how do I customize for rare exceptions, when the watermark would cover important information?

How do I use narration in PowerPoint to make a video (MP4) of my presentation?

I need to record my PowerPoint presentation? I need to include audio in that MP4 too.

I see a checkbox exists, but mine is not active or clickable.

Must I set something different first?

Narration Checkbox Inactive
PowerPoint (Mac) How to Expand/Collapse All Sections??

I have a pitch that grows and grows, now with dozens of sections. Sometime, I need them all expanded, like when I want to search on a key word. Other times, I want them closed.

Is there a menu option or keystroke that does this??


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.