How do you CONVERT existing TEXT to Outline View?


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Guest

I have several Powerpoint Slideshows of Song Lyrics, where
text is visible in Outline View within the slides created using
"placeholders". For the slides where text is not in a placeholder,
is there a way to convert the text box (or all of the text within
the slideshow) so that I can see it all in Outline View?
 
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Echo S

SteveL said:
I have several Powerpoint Slideshows of Song Lyrics, where
text is visible in Outline View within the slides created using
"placeholders". For the slides where text is not in a placeholder,
is there a way to convert the text box (or all of the text within
the slideshow) so that I can see it all in Outline View?

No. Outline View only shows text in placeholders. You'd have to copy/paste
your text into placeholders.

Or, how's your VBA? One of the coders might have some ideas.
 
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Kathy Jacobs

If you know how to use VBA, you can use the routine referenced on this page
of the FAQ to export your text to a file:
Export Text to a text file (Mac or PC)
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00274.htm

Once you have done that, you can use the information on this page to pull
the content back into a new presentation's placeholders:
Create a PowerPoint presentation from a plain text file
http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00246.htm

Another way to do it would be to view the Outline tab. Move to the first
slide that has text in a text box. Copy the text. Paste it in the outline
where you want it. This will create the placeholder with the text.

(Personally, I would use the export then import method - easier and
cleaner.)

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