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Fix: Powerpoint doesn’t play audio or video

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PowerPoint presentations combine a variety of media into slideshows. Most PowerPoint users will probably add at least a little audio and video to make the presentations more interesting. However, PowerPoint doesn’t support every media format. So if the application isn’t playing audio and video in a presentation, that’s probably due to incompatible media formats or not having the required codecs for them.
 
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Mail Merge to PowerPoint via Word Outline

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A reader asked how to convert an Excel document into a PowerPoint presentation where the first column was a title page and the next two columns were the subtitles. This sounded to me like a Mail Merge problem, and indeed Word proved a bridge to getting this done.
 

PowerPoint Online tips and tricks to create better presentations

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The desktop version costs money. If you do not want to spend money, the PowerPoint web version can do the same job for you free! You may not get as many features as the desktop version provides but you can still get along without them. Let us take a look at some Microsoft PowerPoint Online tips and tricks that will help you create better presentations.
 

Fix: PowerPoint not responding in Windows

Fix: PowerPoint not responding in Windows Icon
Microsoft’s PowerPoint is one of the most widely used apps from the Office suite. Millions of students and business users use this program to create powerful presentations for school/work. But, just like every other program or app in Windows, PowerPoint might suddenly become unresponsive at some point, and cause major problems to a user who’s in the middle of creating a presentation.
 

Audio and Video does not play in PowerPoint

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Some of the problems that you may face while working with Microsoft’s PowerPoint application can be audio and video problems. PowerPoint users report, sometimes, that when they send their presentation through e-mail, the recipients are unable to play the presentation. It just refuses to load. Although the problem is rarely experienced it can be a cause of concern in certain cases. If your Audio and Video does not play in PowerPoint then this post will walk you through the process of troubleshooting audio and video playback and compatibility in PowerPoint.
 

Troubleshoot PowerPoint is not responding, freezing or hanging problems

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Sometimes, when you are working with Microsoft PowerPoint and are in the middle of a slide transition mode you realize the PowerPoint application has just stopped working. It not responding, freezes or hangs for an unusually long time. You may even receive a Microsoft PowerPoint has stopped working error. Primarily, there are 3 reasons that can be attributed to this problem.
 

How to convert PowerPoint presentation to video

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Microsoft has several high-standard and time conserving tools for their consumers and PowerPoint is one of them. Although you have to purchase Microsoft Office, it is worth the money. PowerPoint makes it easier to make a stunning presentation within a few moments and without having any graphic designing knowledge. Having said that, if you have created a PPT file and wanted to convert PowerPoint presentation to video, do follow this article.
 

How to add a video to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation

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Microsoft PowerPoint has built-in features that allow a video to be played from a slide. Users can insert a video into the slide itself, or link to an external video source on the Internet. To proceed, select the option that best suits you and follow the instructions.
 

How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation From a PPT Template

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Creating a PowerPoint from scratch can be quite labour-intensive. Starting with a PowerPoint template is beneficial. It saves time, provides good visual design and means that you can primarily spend your time and attention on the content of your presentation.
 

What is PowerPoint Views – When and how to use views

What is PowerPoint Views – When and how to use views Icon
The views in Microsoft PowerPoint can be used to edit, print, and deliver your presentation. They are as follows: Normal view Slide Sorter view Notes Page view Slide Show view (which includes Presenter view) Reading view Master views: Slide, Handout, and Notes...
 

How to create animated charts in Power Point using VBA

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Animating Charts in PowerPoint cannot be done without the help of 3rd party software’s that create a flash file of the chart & embed it into the presentation. However there is a workaround for this.
 

Find Which Slide In Your PowerPoint Presentation Is The Largest In Size

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If the size of a presentation file ever becomes a problem, either when emailing it, or when sharing it via a cloud file sharing service, you will either have to find an alternative method to send the file or you will have to cut it down to size. Here’s how you can check which slide in a presentation is the largest in size and cut back where it really matters.
 

Write a Professional PowerPoint Presentation

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Here, we make it simple. We’ll go over how to write a PowerPoint presentation—quickly and painlessly. We’ll start with how to write a compelling introduction with a fail-proof “hook”, how to create an outline, and how to finish strong. Then we’ll wrap it up with some helpful design tips—so the written and visual components of your presentation come together.
 

How to Make a Persuasive Presentation (With Templates)

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For most professionals, you'll have to create a PowerPoint presentation at least once in your career. Presenting, as with other "soft skills" (like communication, leadership, and negotiation), is now a must-have for most roles in the workplace. Because of this, it's important to learn how to make compelling presentations—even if you're not an experienced presenter, speaker, or designer. Here are six steps that can help you level up your presentation game...
 

37 Effective Presentation Tips

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This guide will take you from your initial topic through to an effective presentation—covering everything in between. These PowerPoint presentation tips are organized into sections so that you can cut straight to the advice you need and come back when you’re ready for the next steps.
 

Microsoft Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Quick Start Guides

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Microsoft released Office 2016 earlier this year with some interesting Office 365 features, apps and improved user-interface. While the new Office apps come with a simpler interface, some still might need the user guides. In this post we will learn about some official Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2016 Quick Start Guides.
 

How to change the size of a slide

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Depending on which version of Microsoft PowerPoint you have used to create your presentation and the device you are using to deliver the presentation, you might end up having a mismatch between the size of your slides and the size of the medium you are projecting on. For example, you may have created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, which uses the Widescreen (16:9) slide size and you are using an old projector which projects using the Standard (4:3) size. When this happens, your slides look different from what you have intended. In order to get the best results, you need to have a match between the size of your slides and the size of the screen/medium you are using to deliver the presentation. Here’s how to solve this problem..
 

How to Remove an Image Background

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So you have a wonderful picture of your kids or dogs and you want to have some fun by removing the background and dropping in a different background? Or maybe you just want to remove the background on a picture so that you can use it on a website or digital document? In this post, I’m going to write about three methods: using PowerPoint...
 

How Do You Make a Business Plan Presentation

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur preparing to give an official business plan PowerPoint presentation, or you're getting ready to deliver a proposal to a prospective client, one thing’s for sure: You’ve got a lot riding on these slides. Do you know how to make a PowerPoint presentation that will get that resounding “Yes!” from your audience?
 

Use PowerPoint's push transition to connect related slides

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Combine a visual ribbon and PowerPoint's push transition to pull slides into view. This illustrated walk-through, with demo files, will show you how. Experts agree that transitions and animations should support your presentation's message or mood. Some of us are more creative than others, and I can't help you with the creative process—that's up to you. However, I can show you how to connect a theme to a transition. Specifically, I'll explain how to visually create a ribbon that, thanks to the push transition, appears to pull slides across the screen.
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