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End Your PowerPoint Slide Show Without A Black Screen

I'm sure that you have probably noticed at the end of your presentation that PowerPoint displays a black screen with the words "End of slide show, click to exit" at the top. Not everyone is enamored of the black screen. Follow the steps below to rid ... yourself of the black screen at the end of your presentation: PowerPoint 2002 and 2003: Choose Tools | Options. Choose the View tab. Uncheck the box for the option End with black slide. PowerPoint 2007: Click on the Office button. Choose the PowerPoint Options button (at the bottom of the window). Choose Advanced from the left side of the next ... (view more)

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Importing from a Word Outline: MS PowerPoint

How many times have you been asked to give a presentation based on an existing report or other document? If you can import the document into MS Word and convert its headings to Word's default "Heading 1" style, the rest is a piece of cake. Outlines ... in Word can be imported directly into PowerPoint in either of two ways: From inside Word, choose File | Send To | Microsoft Office PowerPoint. From inside PowerPoint, choose File | Open and in the Files of Type box, choose All Outlines. When you import an MS Word document, Level 1 headings (formatted "Heading 1" in Word) turn into the titles of new ... (view more)

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Email attachment reports No File Association?

Infopackets Reader 'Sue' writes: " Dear Dennis, Sometimes I receive an email attachment from a friend, and I can't open it. For example: I recently tried to open a PowerPoint file and received an error message stating, 'This file does not have a ... program associated with it. Create an association in the Folder Options in Control Panel.' How do I go about doing that? I installed PowerPoint, hoping I would be able to view it that way, but was unsuccessful. Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. " My response: If the attachment was indeed a PowerPoint file and you're absolutely ... (view more)

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Design Your Own Template: MS PowerPoint

You've just started a new business and now you're going to be the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce, trying to convince the townspeople to use your services. You then decide to put together a PowerPoint presentation with bullet points to ... convince folks that you're the best -- but how can you do it in such a way to show off your expertise? Of course! You need a Custom Template in PowerPoint -- one that will showcase your company logo, address, e-mail, phone number, and more! There are many reasons why you might want to have a custom template in PowerPoint. For example, you might want ... (view more)

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Extract Bitmaps from MS PowerPoint

Have you ever needed to extract images from a PowerPoint presentation? For example: say you've been emailed a PowerPoint file with some bitmap (pictures) in it. You want to extract these images -- but more importantly, you want them in their ... original resolution. If you've tried copying the images to clipboard and pasting them into PhotoShop or PaintShop, then you probably know that the images won't appear the same as the original bitmaps. They are either too big or too small! Follow these steps to get the bitmaps in their original resolution: Select the image. Copy to the clipboard. Load ... (view more)


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