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PowerPoint: Changing all the text at once

Q: PowerPoint: Changing all the text at once

I have inherited a lot of song files (PowerPoint) that need updating to fit our situation (We have the Copyright license).

What I want to do is change all the type on all the files to one or two fonts; change the color to white and add shadow.

This is very easy to do "One slide at a time"-- but very tedious. Is there a way to change the whole file at once (or even batch a bunch of them)?

I have PowerPoint and Open Office Impress available to me (In MSWord, I could just "select all" and change the type throughout the whole document-- it seems like it should be possible to do the same in Power Point-- but I am not finding it).

Your insights would be greatly appreciated,

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A: PowerPoint: Changing all the text at once

You should be able to select all the text from the outline pane on the left side of the screen. try clicking in there and doing a CTRL-A to select all the text in the pane.

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Running a Powerpoint 2003 slide show, there is one slide that has custom animation and builds the bullet points. It is easy to read the text in the text box on all of my computers except for a new Dell Studio running Microsoft Vista. The bullet points build as check marks but the text that should appear is not appearing. I am attaching the slide so that you can see the text that appears next to each check mark. I have checked the font color thinking that was the problem, but the color is the same on each computer that I am able to see the text on. Any ideas on what is preventing this from being seen on this Dell laptop?

A:Solved: Powerpoint 2003 text in text box not appearing 1 Dell Studio laptop but does

Are the versions of PowerPoint exactly the same?

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whenever i save a powerpoint presentation as a web page, it drops my shadowed text....darn frustrating....is there a way around that, or is it some setting i'm unaware of?
powerpoint 2002 on windows xpsp3

A:shadowed text in powerpoint

There is no shadow formatting within HTML.

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This has got to be an easy one...I have a slide with three text boxes. I want first one to appear, then the next....then the final one. The most basic thing in the world. I have custom animation for each entrance. They are numbered/indicated as 1, 2, 3. But text box #3 won't appear in sequence; that is, it stays on screen while the first two appear. I want text box #3 to APPEAR with its custom animation...not be on the slide before the others.

I know it's basic....but couldn't figure it out....sorry....help!

A:PowerPoint: how do I have text appear in sequence?

try to go to advanced in the timeline and move the timeline after the previous two. It might helps.

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I have a presentation that I am working on, where one of the slides is a copy/paste of an excel spreadsheet. One of the columns in the excel has the text rotated to 90 degrees, but when I paste it into powerpoint, it reverts back to 0 degrees. I can't seem to find anywhere in powerpoint to set this to 90 again.

Anyone know how to do this?

A:90 degree text in powerpoint?

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I need to create an animated splash/TEXT page that can be inserted in to Word, PowerPoint or PDF.

I believe the best way to do this would be a gif animator.

Any recommendations???????

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Is there someway to enter a text box that acts like the ones on Layout templates - where text automatically increases/decreases in size as you enlarge/shrink the text box? I have tried "Insert" then Text Box, but it does not do it.

Thank you

A:Powerpoint 2003 - Text Boxes

I do not know of anything other than the layout text boxes which autofit. Have you looked into selecting all the text within the text box (click on the border or CTRL+A while inside the text box) and into using CTRL+[ or CTRL+] to increase or decrease the size quickly and easily? This neat little hotkey will work in MS Word as well.

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I want to insert a picture into a text box (or text placeholder) on my slide, so that the text wraps around the picture. It works in Word fine, but need steps to do it in Powerpoint.

A:Powerpoint 2003 - Inserting Pix into Text Box

I don't believe that this is possible in Powerpoint. They do not have the same word wrapping properties as Microsoft Word. For a workaround, you can do this:

Create the image with the word wrap in Microsoft Word. Highlight or Ctrl+A to highlight all and right-click copy or Ctrl+C to copy contents.

Go to your powerpoint slide, go to Edit and Paste Special (You may have to hit the down arrows to show it in your edit menu) A dialog box will come up. Make sure to paste as Microsoft Office Word Document Object.

This should allow you to put word wrapping around object in powerpoint.

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I have a MAC and windows 11. The powerpoint program is not allowing me to type in the text boxes for some reason, although the cursor is there.

A:Solved: Powerpoint not allowing me to insert text

Do you mean MS Office 2011?
There is no Windows 11.

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I have some slides in a Powerpoint presentation that were copied from portions of an Excel spreadsheet. The problem is that I can't edit the text in those slides. They exist as some type of picture. Is there some way to edit these? No, I don't have the Excel spreadsheet from where they were copied from.


A:Powerpoint 2003 - Slides with Excel text

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I use two computers to work on PowerPoint presentations. One has 2003, and the other has 2010. Often when I open a presentation on the other computer, the alignment of text changes. I think that in one version, text in a slide that uses bullets aligns to the left of the slide (under the bullet), and in the other version it aligns with the text after the bullet. Is there a way to prevent having to go through and manually tab everything into place when I use the other version?

A:PowerPoint 2003 and 2010 text in slides

You didn't say what version of Office was on the Other computer? 2003 or 2010? If you create a presentation in 2010 do you save it as an Office compatible version (97-2003)a .pps instead of a .ppsx? On the 2003 computer you can install the PowerPoint Viewer to see if that helps
Microsoft wants you to upgrade all your computer to at least Office 2007, soon all files created in newer versions of Office will not be readable in older versions of Office.

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I have created a flowchart in one of my powerpoint slides that references several products and how they work together. I would like to be able to move my mouse over each item, (basically a text box), and upon doing so have a text balloon appear that explains the basic features of the particular product represented in the text box. Action settings under PowerPoint does not appear to allow for this option and Microsoft's on-line tech support does not seem to address this option. Any help would be greatly appreciated .


Vernon Spaulding
[email protected]

A:Powerpoint Action Setting For text balloons

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On a blank presentation slide (white background), if you insert a hyperlink, the text color comes out default as this light lavender color. I can't seem to find a way to change that color and still have it as a hyperlink. Highlighting the text and trying to change the font color doesn't work either. I also tried manipulating the options for web option appearance under

Tools --> Options --> General tab --> web options...

and that didn't work either. I can't seem to find any "help" reference to this issue either.

Any ideas?


A:Powerpoint 2000 and Text Color of Hyperlink

I know nothing about PowerPointless so I looked this up.

Have a go at Format -- Slide Color (sic) Scheme -- Custom.


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I have a very long PowerPoint presentation with multiple boxes filled with text. I need to check the spelling but they're all in the wrong language. I can't find a way to select all boxes from all slides, I can only do it one page/slide at a time. I also tried selecting all the slides but that didn't do it either.

Is there ANYTHING that can be done?

A:How to change the spelling language for all PowerPoint text?

If you are running 2010 check out http://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/learn/textandfonts/spell-check-ppt2010.html

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I’m using a PowerPoint 2007 application for digital image competitions at my local camera club. I do not know PowerPoint, except to run this application, which was developed by others. It reads files to build a slide show.

There are a couple of default options that need changing with each execution. I’ve figured out how to change these settings, but I’d really like to just change the defaults.

1. Enable macros
2. Font size (filename that is displayed for winning slides).

Please give complete “click here; click there” instructions.


A:Changing PowerPoint Application Defaults

For font size I can offer this solution:

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I have a simple PP....it's complete already....how do I change the tex color for all slides? Thanks!

A:In Powerpoint 2002, how do I change text color for all slides?

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Whenever I insert a text box into my slide, it automatically inserts a bullet. When I delete the bullet, it creates a hanging indent, and there's no way to get rid of that indent..whether I hit the "align left" button, "center" button, or any other adjustment in "Format Textbox"

It wasn't doing this before, but now it is starting to do it.

Any suggestions?


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on a slide, for Custom Animation I would like to change the "Speed" of the effect.

Currently the only options are "Slow, Medium, Fast, Very Fast" but I have seen some presentations that within this drop down have the actual time they would like the effect to take place.....say like "0.08 seconds"

How can I accomplish this?


A:PowerPoint - Changing time on Custom Animation

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Hi all,

I have an issue with some text not changing when I change the slide master!

Here's what I did...A PPT presentation was devised with simple text contained within it. I wanted to amend the font and background colour, so I went to the slide master and made the changes I wanted. The background seemed to change but the text font remained the same!

I believe the problem lies where that the original document had a blank slide, and a text box was added to that slide, with text then put into it. This text seems to be the text that doesn't change when the slide master is amended.

Is there a way of being able to change the the text in the slides that have had these added text boxes added?

Kind regards

A:PowerPoint 2007 - Text boxes do not change with Slide Master

Hello Glenn -

OK, this will take me a while to create a detailed solution.

This short answer is to follow the "Change the fonts throughout your presentation" section from this Microsoft article:

Change the fonts - PowerPoint - Office.com


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I've got an annoying problem in Powerpoint 2007. I want to make slides change automatically after X number of seconds, so I went to the Animations tab, and on the right under 'Advance Slide' I ticked 'Automatically After'. There is then a box to set the time before it changes, but I cant set it!

I CAN type in the box, but upon pressing enter it goes back to 00.00. It does not change from 00.00 if I click the up or down arrows.

I have tried this on a new powerpoint to see if it was anything I had done in my presentation but it did the same thing.

I have found a kind of work around by going to slide show>use rehearsed timings and then rehearsing the timings and saving them, however I want to match up music to the slides so I need it exact if possible.

Perhaps someone could test this on their own powerpoint and see if the same thing happens? Or if anyone has any ideas that would be great Thanks.

Also Im using windows 7 and have office SP1 installed.

A:Solved: PowerPoint 2007 Automated Slide Changing Help

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I am using Powerpoint 2003 on my notebook running Win 7 64-bit.
The problem is, EVERY time I click in a text box or placeholder to place the cursor somewhere in the text, Powerpoint immediately highlights (selects) all the text in the box up to the point where I clicked. So if I just click and type without thinking, it wipes out half my text - I have to click twice to actually position the cursor. This happens regardless of whether I use the trackpad or plug in a mouse.

Also, figures and placeholders very often move by a few pixels when I click on them. So if I right-click an image that doesn't have focus, instead of getting the usual menu I get the shortened one with "Move Here" etc. as if I'd right-clicked it and dragged.

Very annoying!!!

I use the same version of Powerpoint on two desktop computers (both running XP) with none of these issues. So, does anybody know if this is a Win7 problem, a notebook problem, or a Powerpoint setting I can fix?

A:Solved: Powerpoint 2003 extremely annoying click = select text issue

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So to be forward,i have never used a psd file before in photoshop. plain and simple.
I downloaded a psd file but i can't figure out how to change the text that is currently there.
This is the psd file with the text i want to change,but keep the same style>> https://www.brushlovers.com/photoshop-style/poop-styles.html
This is a legit site and the psd is free as i have downloaded and scanned the file myself.
I just need to know how to change the word "S***..lol and keep the effect.
I tried watching videos,but they were confusing.
Im using photoshop CS6.
Any help would be greatly appreciated..ty

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Hi Can anyone help me? when I'm on Ebay and looking on a list of items i would like to check out. i would like to know how to change the colors of the sites you have looked at and the ones you have not. It's hard to tell what item or site I have looked at and which ones I have not.

A:changing color text

By default, Internet Explorer will change the color of links that have been clicked on. This behavior applies to all web sites. If you open Internet Explorer and click Tools, Internet Options (Or just Options), you should see a button labeled Colors. If you click that, you can customize what colors the links are before they're clicked on (unvisited) and after (visited).

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Any way to change the text description in a Windows program / app? Just curious as to how one could achieve this?

A:Changing text description in Win 10

What do you mean by Text description?

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I used to use an HTML editor that asked me once whether i want it to display page source codes with IE or not. I clicked "yes" , then after some time i decided to just keep using notepad , but i couldn't do it through the editor.

Is there a way i can change it back to notepad in IE or the registrey?
Thanks for your time

A:Changing the text editor associated with IE?

Try Tools/Internet Options/Programs tab.

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In Microsoft Word 2003 I made a document with text boxes in it. I typed text into the boxes. I then changed the font of that text. When I was done I saved the document. When I opened the document again, the text had changed to another font. I tried deleting the text box, adding a text box again, typing the text in at the correct font to begin with, and saving the document. After I saved, closed, and reopened the document, the font had reverted back to another font again.

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Does anyone know how to change the color of the text on web pages? A step-by-step guide would be helpful. Thanks!!!

A:Changing color of text

You mean you have a website and you want different colors for the fonts?
Or you mean you want to view the websites in whatever browser you use - that you didn't tell us - to have different color fonts? Or what?


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I have a new Sony vaio, with internet explorer 8. Evertime I'm on the internet my text size keeps changing. How do I fix this? The tab on the bottom screen has no lock to keep it at the same size. This is driving me crazy!!

A:text size keeps changing

Open your browser. Select text size and close the browser. On re-opening size should hold.

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For some odd reason, my text size on webpages keeps changing from med to large. I am not doing anything but going from page to page. I will set the text size to med, then all of a sudden I will pull up a page and the setting will be at large. My hijack this registry is clean. Any help would be great. It is not hard to change it back to med when I need to, but is getting annoying.

A:Text size keeps changing.!!!

if you use a scrollwheel mouse it can easely happen, if you hold the Ctrl key and use the scrollwheel at the same time the textsize will change

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While working in Word 2003, my text is often corrected. The problem is the corrections made aren't necessary. What is causing this and what do I need to turn off?

A:Word keeps changing my text

I'm in linux, and can't do the procedure, but this should work.

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Windows 7 64-bit
I can adjust the display so it's large enough to read everything but the text. For instance, now have it set at 150% of normal and the title of this post is large but what I'm typing now is so small it's barely readable. MUCH smaller than 10-point.

There is a way to customize the display, but anything more than 150% is so large it overflows my wide-screen monitor. Surely there must be a choice between way too large and way too small, but I can't find it.

A message on my screen now says to run TSG Sysinfo, for information helpful in solving this problem. Last time I downloaded something similar, here, I ended up with a $40 Uniblue program on my computer that I had to fight like crazy to stop invading my world. I never got my money back, either. It would help to know what "TSG Sysinfo" is, before I commit to running it.


A:Changing Text size

You try adjusting the resolution or zooming in or our in your web browser.

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Hey all, sometimes when I enter the TSG site my text size changes. One minute the text is the size I have it set to and then when I go to a different thread it will get larger. At times if I hit the refresh button it goes back to the right size and sometimes it doesnt. I ran ccleaner but it does not make any difference. I have tried firefox(3.6) in safe mode but no difference there. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this also. It is only the TSG site that this happens on.

A:Text size keeps changing

I have had this happen occasionally as well but have not come up with a solution yet.

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Is there anyway to change the font for the icons located on the desktop? Thanks

A:Changing desktop icon text?


Are you refering to the name of that icon or the style of font?

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This is more of an annoyance then a problem. Each time I launch I.E. 5.5 the text size defaults to "medium". I then have to go to "View"-"Text Size"- and click on "Smallest". I would prefer that it defaults to "Smallest" when I launch it. Anyone know how to change the text default size?

A:Changing default text size in I.E. 5.5

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I have Outlook set to create and send email in HTML. However, everything seems to go as Rich Text. I'm using Outlook 2003. The Mail format options are set to compose in HTML and to use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages.

I have the same problem even when I turn off the option to use Word as the e-mail editor.

The usual symptoms of Rich Text are happening. Recipients who do not use Outlook get the winmail.dat attachment and can't read it.

I've checked everything I can think of, but this still happens. Any help/guidance/suggestions will be appreciated.

A:OutlookHTML changing to Rich Text

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Hi Everyone,

I've been making some portable applications and was looking at adding some information (text) to my .exe file.........NOT sure what its called??? Basically I want to Add/Edit the text that appears with the.exe Icon. I'm not interested in renaming it, I want to add/edit the text that appears under the "NAME".
Any HeLp is very much Appreciated

A:Changing Text Window In .exe Files

Are you talking about embedding text in the .exe file

or are you talking about adding text to the shortcut on Windows Desktop?

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I recently installed Windows 7 in Dual Boot with XP Pro and I output the display to my 50" Sony HDTV at 1080p.

I do not like the way the Text, under the Desktop Icons, displays at 1900x1080 res.

In XP Pro, I could go to Display Properties/Appearance, choose Icon, and change the Font Type and Font Size to make the Text easier to read.

With Windows 7, I only see a choice for ClearType and Text DPI. ClearType does not appear to improve the way the Text under the Desktop Icons displays.

How can I change the Font?

A:Changing the Font for Icon Text

Hello BuschBarber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to help show you how to change the font for the Icon item in the Advanced Appearance settings. However, this will change the font for all icons in Windows 7 and not just for the desktop.

Fonts - Change

Hope this helps,

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Every time I get an email from my boss (and some others), it seems to be in HTML because it displays in Ariel or something like it. But when I Reply or Reply All, it switches to Plain Text and displays in Courier New. Since I don't want my emails to brand me as a Neanderthal, I change the email to HTML, Select All and change everything back to Ariel.

Windows XP didn't do this... any ideas?

By the way, it's Outlook 2003. In Tools|Options| Message Format HTML is my Compose in this message format.



A:Outlook Replies Changing to Text

Hi, did you ever get any reply? I have the same problem with Outlook 2007.

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How can the pale grey text displayed on many web pages be changed to black?  It lacks contrast on a less than white background and is hard on the eyes.
Help appreciated,
Thanks, John.

A:Changing webpage text colours in IEx 11

The text colors are controlled by the web pages themselves, where the author has intentionally used pale grey text.

There may be an addon for IE that allows you to locally change the css style sheet to override the font colors. I don't use IE, but I don't think it includes that feature by default.
What I do on pages like that is I press CTRL-A to select all of the text, which sometimes changes the color of the text and the background of the lines to make it easier to read - obviously a very stop-gap solution.

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is it possible to change the color of this from black?
Circled on top:

A:Changing Window Text Color - Is it Possible?

This thread may have some useful info:
Windows 8 Desktop UI - Change Title Text Color?

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Several programs I use have dark backgrounds with dark colored text, such as black background with dark blue text, someone told me there's a way to change text colors in the programs through windows 10 settings, is that correct? if so how ?

A:Changing text colors for programs ?

Hello kradnam, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if this may be what you are referring to.

Apps Use Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10

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Using HP J4680 printer. Some of the pages I print size I print from web pages are so small it is hard to read the printed pages.

Is there a way to change the printed text size?

If so how?



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I am just doing a standard PowerPoint, and I have some text in a text box. for some reason, I can't seem to be able to custom-animate each line individually (which is working fine on other slides.) When I select one line and custom animate it, the custom animation applies to every line in that box. I can't seem to get it out of the box either....I'm sure this is really simple, and I haven't had this issue before. Thanks for any help!

Windows XP pro, PP from Office XP Suite 2002

A:Powerpoint- how do I "unlink" text so that it can be custom-animated individually?

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A work friend has just told me she has a 34 page document and needs to change the text in the headers in three different "chunks" throughout the document. So, eg., the first 10 pages would read differently to the next 10 pages etc. in terms of what is typed into the headers.

We tried using section breaks and clicking Same as Previous on the H/F floating toolbar but it did not help.

Help would be appreciated.

Thank you - Julie

A:Word 97 changing text in subsequent headers

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Hi, does anybody know how to adjust text size, colour etc. in dropdown menus.
Cheers xpvista (actually it's John but surpisingly that user name was already taken)

A:Changing text size and colour in menus

Hi John,

Here's a great tutorial for editing your default Windows fonts. Enjoy!


Windows Outreach Team

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A very non-computer savvy woman asked why the text size changes (sometimes to large or very large and sometimes to small or very small) while she is typing on her netbook with XP. She says it happens in both her browser (Chrome) and her word processor (MS Works). She also is running Google Desktop. I did not see any utitlities or other unusual software. She says it is random but she thinks she might be brushing against the touchpad when it happens. Any guesses what she is doing? (She was going to try to show me but her battery died.)

A:text changing size on Acer netbook

If the touch pad is setup with a Scroll Zone, pressing CTRL+ScrollZone is same as CTRL+Wheel on the mouse, and will change text size in many applications. If they use keyboard shortcuts a lot like CTRL+C and CTRL+V that might explain it. You can disable the scroll zones in Control Panel | Mouse/Touchpad to see if that stops it.

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