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John Korchok

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  1. 21 votes
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    PowerPoint does a relatively crummy job of picking up video feeds in Windows to use as the webcam in recording a slide show. I currently have OBS Studio set up as a VirtualCam. Zoom sees it as a source, Microsoft Teams sees it, but not PowerPoint. Others have posted on answers.microsoft.com about valid video sources that aren't seen by PowerPoint as a webcam. Please fix!

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  2. 9 votes
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Design Ideas makes extensive use of XML locking. Here's how to lock and unlock graphics in PowerPoint: http://www.brandwares.com/bestpractices/2016/09/xml-hacking-locking-graphics/

  3. 7 votes
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    After placing a point and its handles where you want them, right-click on the point and choose Corner Point. Then the handles will not move when an adjacent point is moved.

  4. 1 vote
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    That's the whole point of having two different placeholder types. If you want the behavior of a Picture placeholder, use a Picture placeholder, not a Content placeholder.

  5. 4 votes
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Create a custom layout with picture and text placeholders. Create a new slide for each screenshot, insert the picture, type in the text. Job done.

  6. 5 votes
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    PowerPoint does this already. Create a custom template, turn on slide numbering, then create all new decks from that template. They will all have slide numbering.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Layers are _not_ necessary. Microsoft simply needs to respect the master stacking order on the slide, that's all. Here are 4 workarounds until this gets fixed: http://www.brandwares.com/bestpractices/2019/08/logos-over-photos-best-practices/

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Does Microsoft want to continue into the 21st century? Wake up to one of the most commonly asked for changes on answers.microsoft.com: The stacking order on the Master and Layout must also apply to the slide! Duh!

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    In all versions of PowerPoint, an image placeholder stacked behind an autoshape on a slide layout will display the placeholder stacked above the autoshape on a slide. The stacking or z-order of layout placeholders and shapes should be displayed the same way on slides.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    This one is easy. Create one or more additional Slide Masters.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    This is why PowerPoint includes VBA: so you can write a macro that updates all presentations in a folder.

  11. 3 votes
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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Not a bug. If you can't see all the fonts, you have a problem with your installation of the program.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    You can lock shapes by editing the XML. No need to prevent viewing, since the shapes are not editable. Here's how: http://www.brandwares.com/bestpractices/2016/09/xml-hacking-locking-graphics/

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    PowerPoint already does this. In the layout, uncheck Footers, then recheck it. Voila! It's reset!

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    If slide masters get added, it's because the template was poorly designed. Here's an explanation: http://www.brandwares.com/bestpractices/2018/11/legacy-slides-brandwares-best-practices/

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    This one is easy. Add more Slide Masters.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Is Office open-sourced or not? Open it up, if you want (or need) participation for the programming community.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Posting a .ppsx file should automatically launch it in PowerPoint Online. There's no good reason for any other behavior. Duh.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    Chart Templates allow you to preformat a chart the way you like it, then easily reuse that format. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/save-a-custom-chart-as-a-template-259a5f9d-a9ec-4b3f-94b6-9f5e55187f2a?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us Unfortunately, it doesn't handle subtitles.

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    John Korchok commented  · 

    A well-designed corporate presentation template will use the same color theme across all departments.

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