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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In the attached PPT 2010 presentation, I want all slides to go to the next slide after 10 seconds, but I want the last slide to stay on screen until I end my speech. How do I do that?

Hi experts!

I seldom program graphics so I have no idea if what I want is difficult but here it is. I have attached an example of some arrows that I hand drew. I would like a Powerpoint VBA macro that could draw from 2 to 25 such vectors all from a central point outward.

Have a great day.
How do I change the color of the vertical bar in front of the text in this PowerPoint presentation. I was able to do it with other similar shapes in the Master Slide editor but so far I haven't been able to select the turquoise bar to the left of "Click to edit Master text styles" and change its color. How do I do that.


Dear Experts:

I would like to run a macro that performs the following actions:

The macro is to add a text box at the bottom of each and every slide based on entries on a table that is located on the very first slide.

The 2 column, 12 rows table on Slide 1 has the following entries which should be put into that text box.

Row 2, Column 2:   Text 1
Row 9, Column 2:   Text 2
Row 12, Column 2: Text 3

Hence the text box to be added to all the slides (measurments and position: 'msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 30, 560, 750, 40') should look like this on every slide:

Text 1, Text 2, Text 3

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
In PowerPoint VBA, I'm trying to use the Animation Painter to copy the animation from one picture to the other pictures on a slide. My code successfully turns on the Animation Painter and it successfully selects the next picture, but I can't actually get the paste to work. If I pause execution right after the Animation painter is turned on then I can manually select the next the picture and the animation is successfully copied. So how do I force the paste? Here is the code:

Sub animaPainter()

Dim osh As Shape
Dim nameSelect As String

nameSelect = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Name

For Each osh In ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes

            With osh
            If osh.Name = nameSelect Then GoTo LoopEnd
                If .Type = msoLinkedPicture _
                  Or .Type = msoPicture _
                  osh.Select msoTrue
                End If
            End With

End Sub

Private Sub togglePainter()

Dim localApp As PowerPoint.Application
Set localApp = GetObject(Class:="PowerPoint.Application")
localApp.CommandBars.ExecuteMso ("AnimationPainter")

End Sub
During a PPT presentation (one slide), I made some annotations on the slide using a digital pen and I saved all annotations at the end of the presentation.

Now I need to remove parts of the annotations and keep the rest. How can I do this?
PowerPoint - Adjust columns and rows for a table on Mac

I use the latest version of PowerPoint for the Mac and want to use the table feature. But I can not change the size of the Table.'

I need to add a row. How do I do that?

I have a powerpoint deck with 50 slides. All slides have the same template, and consists of textboxes containing various pieces of information, like a form.

How can I extract all that information into an Excel spreadsheet, one row representing one slide, and one column representing one text box?
VBA code to change path of all excel file link objects, shapes and graphs in PPT
Using PowerPoint (Mac) to Show vs. Hide certain slides

I need to make three of four presentation which have overlapping slides. Many are the same and some are unique. But I do not want to manage multiple copies of the same slides, especially when I need to start making modifications. What a pain that would be to keep all version current!

So, I imagine that if I could hide certain slides from viewing for Presentation #2, for example, I could have a partial solution to my versioning problem.

In fact, the only thing that would cause my plan to fail is if I needed the slides to appear in a different sequence, on one of the  presentations.

Please let me know what facilities exist in PowerPoint (Mac 16.11) to handle multiple presentations with overlapping slides.

Microsoft Office applications allow you to edit the node points of shapes as illustrated below:
Bezier control handlesEach node is defined by a set of 3 coordinates. X1 & Y1 defined the location of the node point while X2 & Y2 and X3 & Y3 define the location of the two Bezier control handles. By right clicking on a freeform shape and selecting Edit Points all 3 coordinated for a given node can be changed.

It's possible to create a new shape programmatically and specify the optional Bezier handles using the AddNodes method:
AddNodes method
It's also possible to change the node coordinates for an existing shape using the SetPosition method:
SetPosition method
But I can't see any way to edit the X2,Y2,X3,Y3 coordinated for the Bezier handles anywhere in the Object Model. Is it possible to read and write these values for an existing shape?
When I print Power Point slides in notes page format, random pages appear blank--no slide, no notes--while the remaining slides print out just fine. help!
I have a PowerPoint presentation (created in Open Office) that has a 4:3 ratio. I'd like to make the slide size itself 16:9, but preserve the image sizes (e.g. avoid stretching).

In Open Office "Format" -> "Page Setup" -> "Page" allows me to globally change the slide size.

Is there a way to globally preserve the image sizes before resizing the slides themselves?

Thanks for your help.
I need to install adidas font style in order to write reports.
Hi Experts,

We have one PowerPoint 2016 .pptx file.

We are going to share the presentation between 2 presenters - using one PC and one projector.

Is there a simple way to electronically mark the groups of slides to be used by each presenter?

I have Acrobat and can export slides to Word 2016.

I'd like a presentation where the presenter can choose/click a character at the beginning of the presentation and for that character to show during the rest of the presentation on multiple slides. Similar to en eLearning course where you pick a person and that will be the person throughout the course.

I tried placing two characters in the slide master with a trigger to only appear when a button is clicked. However, you are not able to click on the button on the first slide. I am not sure if there is a way to get a trigger to communicate from the main slide to the master. Not sure if macros would help, I have no experience with them.
Greetings Experts!

I had a custom website built months ago that ran on a SmartTV as an info kiosk (Running webpage in Chrome kiosk mode). It was coded to refresh every 10 mins and pull info from an Access database.

Then the IT department decided we can't do that anymore. They removed Chrome from all systems (so that we can't use apps), blacklisted my website and then locked both the SmartTV and computer from getting internet access ugh!!

I was told to use a looping PowerPoint presentation (boring!). I need to show current data pulled from my MS Access database and PowerPoint has to be opened/closed to refresh links. I asked IT if they could make a batch file to open/close the presentation and they said no that it violated IT policy. I don't even have access to the cmd prompt or powershell. :(

There is a third party program called DataPoint designed to do what I want but guess what? Nope! We can't use it. It's not approved by IT and we have no admin rights to install any third party solution to help with this.

Does anybody have another solution?  Maybe use VBA to refresh the PowerPoint links?
How do I move or remove this divider in Mac PowerPoint 16?

I can not select it and it drives me crazy!

Divider - PowerPoint
I am trying to think of the best way to automate between Excel and PowerPoint. I have an Excel sheet with multiple tabs and over 40 graphs that I copy/paste into a PPT.

I would link the graphs, however, in the final version of the PowerPoint i cannot have the recipient see the underlying data. Also, when pasting the graph it does not look as good as the picture view since then I can resize it. This process will happen for 5 PowerPoint decks and be quarterly.

Any suggestions?
Using VBA, I want to set the first line indent and hanging indent for a bullet. The ParagraphFormat object doesn't expose either.

how to create macro to set text box margin for all ppt file
In Powerpoint, I have four buckets of regional data with multiple items underneath. Breakout shown below.

West - Category 1, Category 2
East - Category 3, category 4, category 5
South - category 6
North- category 7, category 8

In PowerPoint slides, I wanted to have each section and then break out the categories to show 2 per slide. However, in the East region, it shows 3 categories. Should I just 1 on its own slide? Should it just be 1/2 a slide like every other category or just make it bigger to take up the full slide. I cannot fit all 3 categories on 1 slide.

Hello.  We have a very strange error occurring with PowerPoint files in our SharePoint 2013 intranet environment.  Whenever we upload a PowerPoint PPTX file to the server, attempt to open it from the document library by selecting Edit or by Checking out first, the file still opens read-only.

I have tried removing some slides which seems to fix the issue but it is never the same slides that are causing the issue.  So on a 60 slide file, in one iteration, I remove slides 1 thru 5 which still opens read only, but if I remove slides 6 thru 10, it will open normally.  However, if I put slides 6 thru 10 back and remove slides 11 thru 15, then it also opens normally, so no specific slide that I know of is a culprit.  The filesize is 8-10 MB but I am not seeing any size limitations.

The other clue I have is the file becomes locked for editing by me after opening it read only from the library the first time.  I can no longer check it out or delete it.  The file does not appear under manage files with no checked in version under library settings.  I have also tried saving the file back as PPT with same result.  The slides use high resolution stock images that were optimized with Photoshop before being added to the slides.  All images are either JPG or PNG, and are all in RGB color format.  Some have transparency.  Resetting the pictures in PowerPoint does not work either.  In one case, I exported an image, and added it back and reuploaded to SharePoint which worked in another …
I have a PowerPoint slide with hyperlinks that I want to use as a SharePoint homepage.  Is there anyway to upload this slide and maintain the hyperlinks.  I am not code savvy.
Is it possible to have the 'direction arrows' in PowerPoint be visible at all times? Thanks

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.