PPT 2013 slide show view cuts off part of slides

When I switch a PPT 2013 presentation to full screen slide show view, half of the title and about the upper right quarter of the side disappear and it's just a blank white slide there. It doesn’t matter if the slide was created in 2013 or originally in 2010, this still happens. I tried a repair, it didn't work. Has anyone else had this problem? Can anyone suggest a solution for this?

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Hi Steven,

 

Thank you for choosing Microsoft Office Community and thanks for providing us an opportunity to assist you.
I understand that when playing a presentation, half of the title and upper right quarter of the side is blank white space.

 

Does this happen with only existing or even with new presentation created?

 

Try creating a test slide and play the presentation and verify results.

 

Check if the PowerPoint is using unsupported slide dimensions. Follow the steps:
1. Open PowerPoint 2013.
2. Go to Design tab in the ribbon.
3. Click on Slides Sized for under Customize and change the Slide Size and check.

 

I hope this determines the cause. If not, reply with results so that we can continue further.

 

Thank You

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Hi,

I have the same problem, when i see a slide presentation this is shown cut:

But, if I see the archive in normal mode the presentation looks normal:

Can you help me please? Thanks.

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Try this as a test.

Open this presentation.

Choose Design (Deseno) then Slide Size , Custom Slide Size.

Write down the Width and Height of the slide then close the dialog box.

Insert a rectangle on the slide.

Right click it and choose Size & Position (I'm not sure exactly what it would say in Spanish, but it's the item just before the last item on the pop-up menu.

Change the height and width to the same height and width of the slide.

Change the position to 0 horizontal and 0 vertical.

Now give the rectangle no fill and a slightly thick outline.

Does the outline EXACTLY match the size of your slide?

If not, the problem is that your graphics are off the slide; anything off the slide will get cropped in slide show view.

 

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I followed Srinivasu's instructions above and Steve's suggestion...neither suggestion fixed the issue.

Here's the interesting thing - I don't think my issue (and maybe others' issue) is related to dimensions, I think it's related to the asset itself (in my case, the slide's title and free text boxes).

Would it be a result of PPT's that were created in earlier versions of Powerpoint (in my case, 2007) that then aren't rendering correctly in 2013?

I suspect this is the case since it doesn't matter where on the slide the text is located; the text is cut off in exactly the same place.  See below for examples:

This is the first, unaltered slide in the original Powerpoint 2007 file:

Here's how it appears in Presentation mode:

Now I'm going to move that text box to the right of the slide - here it is in Design mode:

in theory, nearly all of that title should be cut off in Presentation mode following the logic that it's the slide dimensions causing the problem.  But it's not - it's cut off in exactly the same spot as it was before, halfway into the capital "R":

Now I'm going to move the text box all the way to the left of the image:

Based on earlier assumptions, NONE of the title should be cut off in Presentation mode - but it is, and again in the exact same place in the text box. 

So it's obvious to me that it has nothing to do with the slide itself and everything to do with the fact that it's a title box.

This theory is supported by how things look on other slides in the presentation. 

Titles are cut off, but images and text in the main body of the slide are not:

Design mode:

Presentation mode:

Design mode:

Presentation mode:

Also supporting my theory is the fact that this does NOT happen when I create a new PPT from scratch in Powerpoint 2013:

Design mode:

Presentation mode:

I know this doesn't necessarily cover the issue described above by CARLBACA, but it seems related.

Please advise.

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I don't think that the issue is related at all ... from CARLBACA's pictures and description, it was pretty clearly the case that the slide content ran off the edge of the slide boundaries and got cut off in slide show view;  this is how PPT works ... is SUPPOSED to work.

Your issue is something else altogether (and not so simple to solve at a glance)

Any chance you can post an example presentation on dropbox/onedrive or the like and post the link here?

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I have a faculty member whose presentation is doing the same thing. I checked for formatting issues, hidden blocks and box size, but no luck.

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Same reply as above ... if you can put a copy of the (non-proprietary!) presentation on Dropbox or the like and post a link to it here, some of us can have a look at it.

Please mention which version of PowerPoint and Windows is in use when the problem appears.

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Is there a resolution to this issue?  We have been experiencing the same thing

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Nope.  Not so far.  Probably because people keep asking about it and then disappearing.  

But what an opportunity!  You can be THE FIRST to follow up on the problem and maybe get a solution.  

As I mentioned before, if someone with the problem would post a file on Dropbox/OneDrive where we can download and look at it, one or more of us will be happy to have a go at the problem.

Otherwise, we're just punching air.  

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Will do.  It would be nice to be able to upload here.  No such luck :)  Need to make a public box then I can send.

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