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PowerPoint seems to be everywhere. It's often the first thing that people think about when they have to create a presentation, which is great from our perspective - but is it for you?
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Nope. It's a YouTube clip and I converted the url to an .avi and a .wmv to have both options for playing in PPP. I clicked on the "Insert Video" and browsed for my file, inserted it. That's it. It shows the still pic of the video but again, can't seem to get to "Video Tools" to do anything with it.
Hmm..thought I posted reply but will try again. I inserted YouTube clip after converting the url to a .wmv. Clicked "Insert Video", then browsed for file, "inserted". It's in the slide with a still photo of the clip but when I click on it, still can't get to Video Tools.
How did you convert the URL to a wmv?
I imported a JPEG picture of a class reunion into PowerPoint, added notations for identifying the people and now want to reconvert the .PPT file into a JPEG file. Not everyone on the distribution list has PowerPoint, but most can read/print JPEG pictures. How can I do that?
You can click "Save As" and there is a drop-down that is labeled "Save as type" which defaults to "PowerPoint Presentation." Change this to "JPEG File Interchange Format" and it will create a folder in the location you save with pictures of each slide (including your annotations).
Is there a way to open 2 ppt files in different windows like excel? I can not figure it out, and need to compare documents and add and delete different text in both. It would be a huge time saver if I could open them up in there own window?
Yes, in PowerPoint 2010, you can open two (or more) presentations at once. For more information about this new feature in PowerPoint 2010, check out the short video “Open and work with multiple presentations” at office.microsoft.com/.../video-open-and-work-with-multiple-presentations-VA101828508.aspx.
Hope this helps!
This is with reference to PowerPoint 2007. As an editor/translator who charges clients on a word count basis, I find myself at a loss when the statistics tab in Advanced Properties only counts the words on each slide, that are not in any graphic/text box/table, header, footer or Notes section. Could you tell me how I could count the words in the Notes section of a slide, the words in a text box on the slide, headers and footers, text in graphics? Converting them to the outline/RTF format doesn't help coz again words in the text box, etc. are not counted nor are the contents of the Notes section included.
Word count in PowerPoint does include notes, headers/footers, and textboxes. If you have a file where notes or textboxes aren’t being counted, please send me the file at email@example.com if you’re comfortable doing so. We can analyze it here on our end and look at why that’s happening.
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I loved to mix colors (2) in gradient backgrounds using 2003...when I switched to 2010, gradient colors were limited to one at a time unless you used presets (very limited as well). Is there another way to create, at least, 2 gradient colors?