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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Customize Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I am a sales person, and therefore not a professional IT person. I live and die on my ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint. I therefore stumbled across your Web site while searching for solutions to a problem I have. Let me briefly explain the situation. I learned a long time ago that customers love it when I ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Add a New Slide to an Existing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation?

 Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been enjoying reading your Microsoft PowerPoint articles this week. I am curious however; can you use Windows PowerShell to add a slide to an existing presentation? I have searched on the Internet and can’t find an example of doing that. Is it not possible, or just too tough?-- YF Hello YF, Microsoft...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change the Theme of a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation?

 Hey, Scripting Guy! We have received our summer student interns, and I asked them to create some Microsoft PowerPoint presentations for me. Unfortunately, the theme they used was not something I can use in the business world. I hate to have the students go back through all of the presentations they created and apply a new theme because I...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Print All Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations in a Single Folder?

 Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been a longtime reader of your Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, but this is the first time I have ever written to you. I am wondering why there are not more articles about scripting Microsoft PowerPoint. I need to be able to print handouts from all of the Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that are in a single folder...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/28/08)

“File Not Found” Error When Trying to Run a PowerPoint Presentation from the Windows XP Desktop   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem when I try to run a Microsoft Office PowerPoint slideshow that I have saved on the desktop of my Windows XP computer. I cannot get this stupid thing to work. It keeps giving me a “File not found” ...

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