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Answer to: PPT Chart Label Bug

Gotcha, thanks for clarifying. The deselection is bizarre! Re width, when I right-click a chart and select Edit Data, the datasheet is a gazillion columns wide! Seriously, it goes out to AS or so......

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
Answer to: Does anyone know how to take a PDF and automate screen grabs to create a PPT file?

Oooooh, that could be very slick!

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
Answer to: PPT Chart Label Bug

Hi, Kevin -- I'm struggling to follow this. my corrected .crtx files, the .crtx files derived from these impacted charts What do you mean by crtx files derived from these impacted charts? Did you cr...

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
Answer to: PPT Chart Label Bug

Whoops. The files aren't available on Dropbox any longer.

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
Answer to: PPT Chart Label Bug

Also, if you want to email Stephy about the notifications, maybe she can investigate. Be sure to indicate what notifications you've selected. (stephy@presentationguild.org)

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
Answer to: PPT Chart Label Bug

No worries, and thanks for the permission! I'll toss this over to them and hopefully get some ideas. At least the technique to add the labels isn't horrible. But yeah, you shouldn't have to do that.

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
RE: World First? Online quoting tool for Presentation design!

This is pretty amazing and wonderful, Tom. And I love that you're sharing it!

In forum Promote your own content

6 months ago
Answer to: I just added Articulate (might not be the reason, though) and suddenly I notice that when I open Powerpoint I get a "laser blast" like sound on any file I open. I'm sure someone likes that sound, but I don't. I can't figure out how to...

I imagine this is a Windows setting. Have you checked your Windows theme?

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
Answer to: PPT Chart Label Bug

Hi, Kevin. I didn't ever hear from you if I could send your files to Microsoft, so I haven't gotten any insight.

In forum PowerPoint SOS

6 months ago
RE: Presentation Design Intake Forms

Thanks, TJ!

In forum General Business

6 months ago
Answer to: Does anyone know how to take a PDF and automate screen grabs to create a PPT file?

I think in Acrobat it's Save As > Other > JPEG or PNG. I can look later if you need.

In forum PowerPoint SOS

7 months ago
Answer to: Does anyone know how to take a PDF and automate screen grabs to create a PPT file?

You could export the PDF as images and then quickly import those into a deck using the Photo Album feature in PPT. It's not as automated as you want, but it's not bad. 🙂

In forum PowerPoint SOS

7 months ago
Answer to: Powerpoint-to-video export color shift

Yeah, it seems that the export has an issue with reds especially.

In forum PowerPoint SOS

7 months ago
Answer to: Powerpoint-to-video export color shift

Ah, I was wondering if your screen has been color calibrated (maybe for CMYK?) and that's affecting the display but not the output? Tom, you were able to repro, too? Now that thickens the plot, doesn'...

In forum PowerPoint SOS

7 months ago
RE: Managing Multiple Sets of Chart Templates

I don't have any great suggestions for you. There's no way that I'm aware to change either the templates folder location or the way it displays. The XML is part of the chart templates and the PowerPo...

In forum Design Tips and more

7 months ago
Answer to:Answer to:3??

Ooooh, I see what you're saying.

In forum Other technical

7 months ago
Answer to: Powerpoint-to-video export color shift

Which settings are you using for export? Can you provide a slide or two so we can repro? If we can repro reliably, we can file this as a bug.

In forum PowerPoint SOS

7 months ago
Answer to:Answer to:3??

Yeah, if you project the 16x9 onto the 4x3, you'll get letterboxing (black bars top and bottom). But there should be settings in the projector menu (via remote since ceiling-mount) to let you adjust t...

In forum Other technical

7 months ago
Answer to: Presentation Guild Inspired By Design Intro

Well, we are creating videos, usually using Camtasia, for YouTube. I think your scenario is different, Dane.

In forum Other technical

7 months ago
Answer to: Presentation Guild Inspired By Design Intro

And @Lori Manton has been creating the Inspired by Design videos for us. I think we use a standard 1920 x 1080 or some such. Wow. We really should document this stuff someplace! 🙂

In forum Other technical

7 months ago
Answer to: Embedded font issues

What Sandy and Nolan said. A lot of times those free fonts don't have a full character set. I ran into this doing an awards deck for a client a few months ago. The free font, which was also free for p...

In forum PowerPoint SOS

8 months ago
RE: Presentation Project Management

Woohoo, Glenna! That's a keeper!

In forum General Business

8 months ago
RE: Corporate Template Design

Ahhhh, I've been wanting to weigh in here, but I've been traipsing around Australia for the past 3 weeks (speaking at an Excel conference, of all things), and I'm off to DC tomorrow to teach a dataviz...

In forum Design Tips and more

8 months ago
RE: Presentation Project Management

Honestly? I used to have a production wall that was basically a big grid. I'd list every presentation down the left and all the steps across the top. I'd put a piece of paper in the appropriate square...

In forum General Business

8 months ago
RE: About Local Meet-Ups

Welcome, Karen! We hear you about local meetups and are still figuring out how that works best. In the interim, we're working on a way to better connect digitally. We should be able to announce soon. ...

In forum Coffee House

8 months ago
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