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PowerPoint is a Windows and Macintosh presentation program produced by Microsoft. It is primarily used to create presentations to be projected. However, due to the flexible nature of its canvas, it is also being used for animation, e-learning, web broadcasting, business reporting and self-running ...

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What is a correct mime type for docx, pptx etc?

For older *.doc documents this was enough:header("Content-Type: application/msword");What mime type should I use for new docx documents? Also for pptx and xlsx documents?
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Embed a PowerPoint presentation into HTML

Is it possible to embed a PowerPoint presentation (.ppt) into a webpage (.xhtml)?This will be used on a local intranet where there is a mix of Internet Explorer 6 and Internet ...
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Creating PowerPoint presentations programmatically

Is there a way to programmatically create PowerPoint presentations? If possible, I'd like to use C# and create PowerPoint 2003 presentations.
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How to: C# source with syntax highlighting on PowerPoint slides

I would like to show some C# source code in a PowerPoint presentation. But how can I copy the code including the syntax highlighting onto the slides? I could make screenshots, but that has some ...
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How to name an object within a PowerPoint slide?

So I know how to name a textbox, or a like object in PowerPoint with VB, but I was wondering if there was a way to name objects through the Ribbon (PowerPoint 2007). For instance, if I add a text box ...
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PPT to PNG with trasparent background

I have a PowerPoint .ppt file and I have to create an image for every slide.I'm trying to use the integrated PowerPoint "export as .png".It works but the images have all a opaque background, I need ...
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Programmatically extracting slides as images from a PowerPoint presentation (.PPT)

Given a PowerPoint presentation in .ppt format, what is the best way to programmatically and using only open source software extract an image representation (in say .jpg or .png) of each slide in the ...
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What is the best presentation tool for technical stuff?

While recently exploring prezi I realized there have to be better tools than PowerPoint for presenting something, especially technical stuff. What differentiates technical stuff from other stuff in ...
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Generate PowerPoint 2007/2010 file using Java

Does anyone know of any API (commercial or open-source) that can generate/edit PowerPoint 2007/2010 presentations through Java. I have a template in the PowerPoint 2007/2010 format that I require to ...
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R: Function to export currently active R plot to Powerpoint/Word/LibreOffice

Currently I always export my R graphs to Powerpoint in vector format using the excellent ReporteRs package, as inlibrary(ReporteRs)myplot=function() print(qplot(Sepal.Length, Petal.Length, data=...
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Renaming Objects in PowerPoint

Probably a very stupid question but I can't figure how to rename an object in PowerPoint.. For example, all my Graphs are called by default "Graph 1" etc. Could someone help me on that?Thanks!
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powerpoint loop a series of animation

I am currently working on a slide with an animation of sunrise to sunset as a background.Then there are some pictures fade in and fade out.Now, I am having difficult to loop the series of animation ...
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How to invoke an action during powerpoint slideshow programmatically?

I am automating a Powerpoint scenario using Coded UI & VSTO. In my powerpoint presentation I have created an 'Action' setting on a shape to launch notepad. During slideshow I need to invoke this ...
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Creating Professional Looking Powerpoints in R

Is there a good way to use data from R and a package like ReporteRs to generate complete Powerpoints?I have about 900 slides to create. Our analysts currently follow this path:DB --> SAS --> CSV -->...
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How to convert from Powerpoint to HTML / CSS ? (FOSS)

Someone has mocked up a website using PowerPoint, and I have to convert it to HTML / CSS.This is not a request to simply embed PowerPoint into the webpages. This will not be a static HTML site. PHP ...

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