Rename Slides

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    Guest Guest

    Is there a way to rename slides from a number to a text name?
     
    Guest, Dec 29, 2004
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    Bill Foley Guest

    If you're talking about the "Slide x" name given to a slide when linking
    slides, YES! Click "Format", "Slide Layout", select the "Title Only" layout
    (should be the top right one). In the placekeeper, type the name of the
    slide you want. When done, click the bottom of the placekeeper and drag it
    off the top of the slide. This way the slide will have a "Title" assigned
    to it, but it won't show in Slide Show mode.

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    > Is there a way to rename slides from a number to a text name?
     
    Bill Foley, Dec 29, 2004
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    Sonia Guest

    Do you mean what appears in the Outline Pane? If you use placeholders, the text
    in the Slide Title placeholder is the name of the slide in the Outline Pane. If
    you mean something else, could you clarify?
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    Sonia Coleman
    Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Team
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    > Is there a way to rename slides from a number to a text name?
     
    Sonia, Dec 29, 2004
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  4. Hi Bfried,

    The answer is yes, but I don't think that is what you want.

    Every slide is given a name and has a slide number. You can change the
    name, and you can change the number. Changing the number will probably
    change the slides position in the presentation, unless you change them all.
    Changing the name doesn't affect anything.

    The problem is that the name is not used in anything I know about, except in
    VBA. You can not easily reference it and I assume you want to quickly
    reference a slide in order to jump to it, correct? You want names to work
    like "14 <Enter>" takes you to slide 14.

    There is good news. You can use the slide's Title like a label or bookmark
    to describe the slides and allow you to jump around within any presentation.
    During an active presentation, just right click and select 'Jump to'. The
    slide's number and slide's title are displayed and just a simple click will
    jump you there. If you want the slide to be called something, but don't
    want that to be displayed on the screen, then just fill the Title
    Placeholder (the box that says 'Click to add title') with what you what to
    call the slide and move the Placeholder off the slide. Oh, a word of
    caution -- don't use commas in the title, it could cause the title not to
    display in the 'Jump To' list.

    Is this the functionality you were looking for, or did I guess completely
    wrong (in which case you'll need to fill in some details about what you
    want)? I would request that you spend a few more moments writing your
    question because those few words you type are all we have to go on. We
    can't see your screen and don't know what you are trying to do without your
    explanations. Thanks.

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    Bill Dilworth, Dec 29, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    OK, I sort of have found the answer to my question, but its a little
    complicated.
    I set up a power point auto loop show, I have to find out how long the show
    ran and or how many loops the show ran in a given time. I downloaded VBA
    add-in for counting slides visits. It works pretty good it gives me a print
    out for example that slide 1 ran 10 times slide 2 10 times ect. But I wanted
    a name for each slide instead slide 1 or slide 2.
    So I downloaded Shyam's toolbox and under shapes I renamed each slide, It
    works but is there another way?

    "Sonia" wrote:

    > Do you mean what appears in the Outline Pane? If you use placeholders, the text
    > in the Slide Title placeholder is the name of the slide in the Outline Pane. If
    > you mean something else, could you clarify?
    > --
    >
    > Sonia Coleman
    > Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Team
    > Autorun Software, Templates and Tutorials
    >
    > "bfried7" <> wrote in message
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    > > Is there a way to rename slides from a number to a text name?

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    Guest, Dec 29, 2004
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