empower slides 7.9

empower slides 7.9

New Features



  • It is now possible to configure an agenda to hide agenda slides if no content slides are between the previous agenda slide and the next highlight slide.
  • It is now possible to show only one highlight decoration at a time.



  • Videos were removed from the setup and can be installed seperately.
  • .Net Framework was removed from the setup an replaced with the web installer.
  • We removed some code which could possible affect the startup performance.

Bugs & Improvements


  • Reworked master fields. Saved state is only used for new presentations. Other presentations will try to read the information from the presentation.
  • If additional updates were found after a presentation update it could happen that a window was hidden by a PowerPoint window and no further input was allowed.


  • In some cases the update window is positioned behind the empower splash screen
  • Added exception to the layout protection for:
    • text range sticks out of right side and wrap in shape and do not autofit activated
    • text range sticks out over bottom side and last line by no more than 50%
  • linked shapes no longer worked after a master was applied


  • empower was unable to play mp4 videos which were uploaded to the library


  • Unable to change language in professional
  • Unable to save slide sets


  • Names of shapes are now used for name suggestion
  • Tags of presentations are now imported into empower
  • Presentations could not be imported if the sum of characters of the resulting tags would be more than 1024.
  • In some cases every mouse click activated the empower ribbon
  • Using multiple clicks in size operations did not work if a reference shape was defined
  • In some cases every apply master of the same master added a new master into the presentation
  • Added logic to check slide uploads before saving them in the library


  • In some cases the update center could not be opened
  • In some cases the update functionality in the context menu could not be performed
  • In some cases apply updates after saving an object did not work
  • First sync package location can now be defined using placeholder, i.e. %localappdata%
  • Fixed the issue that the quick acess pane was no longer available after Office added the "Optimize for best appearance" option which was activated by default.


  • Design Check did not find violations in table cells.
  • In specific Office versions Excel crashed if data was displayed for charts.


  • After an Office 2016 update PowerPoint crashed if specific properties of charts shapes were programmatically accessed and then the user wanted to edit the data.
  • If the transparency had a negative value, the corporate design check did not find violations in charts
  • Spelling error in German Design Check corrected.
  • Improvements to the presentation importer to prevent the Garbage Collector to collect presentations before the are completely saved.
  • Intelligent slide size switch somes did not perform as expected.
  • Master could not be saved if some shapes were unable to be accessed. This could happen when the noSelect option is set using OpenXML. empower now notifies the user with a message box.


  • Spell checking language can now also be changed for shapes with multiple langugages.
  • Sometimes presentations could not be opened.
  • Apply Format did not insert text elements if more thant 5 bullet levels were defined.


  • PowerPont did not react after swapping grouped shapes.
  • If a default theme was present, the default empower master did not work.


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