PowerPoint Slide Missing Text

If you have a PowerPoint slide that has missing text, use Font Book to check for a bad font.

Use Font Book to validate your fonts Open Font Book in your Applications folder. Click in the list of fonts and select all (Edit > Select All). Under File in the Menu bar, select Validate Fonts. Duplicate fonts will be marked with either the yellow badge or a black dot. You will get a red badge . . .

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Insert Picture for PowerPoint 2011 Add-in now available for purchase

Jim Gordon, Mac MVP has announced a PowerPoint 2011 Add-in that lets you import a folder’s worth of pictures into PowerPoint. The Add-in is $20.

InsertPicture add-in for PowerPoint 2011 has the following features:

Insert, scale, and add an entry animation to a picture. Insert and scale an entire folder’s pictures, one per slide, or pile the folder’s pictures onto a single slide. Shortcut to the Visual Basic Editor. Shortcut to the Action Settings . . .

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Convert old PowerPoint (.ppt) files to standard (.pptx) files

Mac MVP James Gordon has posted directions on how to convert old (.ppt) files to standard (.pptx) files using an Automator workflow.

What does this converter do?

You choose one (.ppt) file, several (.ppt) files, or an entire folder filled with (.ppt) files and the converter will save a copy of each PowerPoint file in standard open XML file format, better known as the “new” (actually more than 5 years old now) PowerPoint (.pptx) format. . . .

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Embed a PowerPoint presentation into a webpage

Inspired by my friend Nadyne’s blog post where she added a PowerPoint deck onto a page, I decided to put together a quick tutorial covering the steps to do this. The effect is really nifty! Readers of your site can click back and forth between the slides of your PowerPoint presentation within your website or view it full size in a new browser window.

The PowerPoint presentation is hosted by Microsoft’s online service SkyDrive . . .

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