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Changing font color in all the slides at once?

 
 
Brucefl
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      6th Apr 2004
Tryin to change the font color in all the slides at once?
I can click edit and select all but there is no way to chancge the font
color?

You have to do them one at a time, even if you use the paint brush to color
them.

Is there a way to select all the slides, and change either the color or the
type of font, all at once?

thanks
Bruce


 
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TAJ Simmons
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      6th Apr 2004
Bruce,

Either change the color scheme

http://www.echosvoice.com/colorschemes.htm

Or edit the slide master (assuming the text in question is following the slide master)
View > Master > Slide Master

Cheers
TAJ Simmons
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Brucefl
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      6th Apr 2004
All we do is a new pp, then just do the slides, do a back ground and add the
text as we go along. It may have a colored back ground but the fonts don't
look right, so we are trying to change just the color of the font"


"TAJ Simmons" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Bruce,
>
> Either change the color scheme
>
> http://www.echosvoice.com/colorschemes.htm
>
> Or edit the slide master (assuming the text in question is following the

slide master)
> View > Master > Slide Master
>
> Cheers
> TAJ Simmons
> microsoft powerpoint mvp
>
> awesome - powerpoint backgrounds,
> free powerpoint templates, tutorials, hints and tips etc
> http://www.powerpointbackgrounds.com
>
>



 
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John Langhans [MSFT]
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      9th Apr 2004
[CRITICAL UPDATE - Anyone using Office 2003 should install the critical
update as soon as possible. From PowerPoint, choose "Help -> Check for
Updates".]

Hello,

| All we do is a new pp, then just do the slides, do a back ground and add
the
| text as we go along. It may have a colored back ground but the fonts don't
| look right, so we are trying to change just the color of the font"
|

If you have been using the Text and line (color scheme position #2) and
Title text (color scheme position #4) colors from the current color scheme
for the text in your presentation, you can still change the color for all
the text in your presentation without affecting anything else (as long has
you haven't been using cololr scheme position #2 and #4 colors for other
items in the presentation). Simply edit the color scheme in such a way
that you only change the #2 and #4 color scheme position colors for your
slides.

Appropriate use of color scheme positional colors when authoring a
presentation can make it much easier to make, quick, wholesale changes to a
presentation (change text color, change chart colors, change background
color, etc.). But the more you stray away from the use of the color scheme
positional color palette (exceptions) the harder it is to make wholesale
changes to a presentations colors. PowerPoint allows both approaches so
that authors can be as creative as they want or to just do things quickly
and allow PowerPoint's design features (design templates, color schemes) to
allow quickly adjusting the look of a presentation after it has been
created with the confidence that you won't end up with something like dark
text on a dark background (which would not be readable).

If the presentation authors took the more "creative" approach to formatting
the text in the presentation (didn't use the color scheme but, instead,
created "exceptions" the scheme) you will not be able to quickly adjust the
color of all text in the presentation by simply changing the color scheme
and, instead, the changes must be made manually for each slide or you could
write a macro to help automate the process.

Some more details about Color Schemes and Designs.

By default, fill color and line color defaults are derived from the color
scheme for each slide. And, for well authored designs, the title and
placeholder text also follow the color scheme because the author has made
that choice while editing the design/master. The benefit of this is that
if, later on, you change your design or color scheme, the text and drawing
colors that follow the color scheme will automatically adjust so that you
don't end up with something like a black line on a black background. If,
however, you change color (single object or default formatting)
irrespective of the recommended color scheme color you might not end up
with the desired results if/when you change the design or color scheme for
a slide or presentation. Of course PowerPoint provides for both scenarios
so that the author can choose, when formatting drawings or text, whether or
not the color will or will not change with changes to the color scheme (by
whether or not you use the scheme or not when chosing colors).

Each design ships with a number of pre-defined color schemes but you can
edit the schemes and add your own custom schemes to a presentation or
design to change your color defaults. Just search the help files or online
help for the term "Color scheme" and several topics will be suggested
explaining how color schemes work, how to use them, how to edit them, etc.

Color Schemes have been around since the early days of PowerPoint and are
an extremely powerful tool once you understand how they are used in
PowerPoint.

If you (or anyone else reading this message) feel strongly about any
specific enhancement requests color management (schemes, palettes,
defaults) in PowerPoint, don't forget to send your feedback to Microsoft at:

http://register.microsoft.com/mswish/suggestion.asp

It's VERY important that, for EACH wish, you describe in detail, WHY it is
important TO YOU that your product suggestion be implemented. A good wish
submssion includes WHAT scenario, work-flow, or end-result is blocked by
not having a specific feature, HOW MUCH time and effort ($$$) is spent
working around a specific limitation of the current product, etc. Remember
that Microsoft receives THOUSANDS of product suggestions every day and we
read each one but, in any given product development cycle, there are ONLY
sufficient resources to address the ones that are MOST IMPORTANT to our
customers so take the extra time to state your case as CLEARLY and
COMPLETELY as possible so that we can FEEL YOUR PAIN.

IMPORTANT: Each submission should be a single suggestion (not a list of
suggestions).

John Langhans
Microsoft Corporation
Supportability Program Manager
Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Windows
Microsoft Office Picture Manager for Windows

For FAQ's, highlights and top issues, visit the Microsoft PowerPoint
support center at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=ppt
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbhowto

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      2nd May 2004
Bruce, I can help you with this. I had the same problem. First off you have to work up your slides in Master view. Then when you want to change the color of the font you go back into the master slide and change it from there. If the presentation was not first worked up in Master View this wont work. Try this and let me know if this helps. Alice
 
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