How to bring to front using slide master in PowerPoint


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Guest

I created a WordArt in PowerPoint's slide master but can't get it to the
front. It's partly hidden by the images on many slides. When in Side Mster, I
click on the WordArt, then choose "Bring to Front" but it's not working as a
master. Any other way to do it? I can't take the time to do it manually with
170 slides. I'm using MS Office Small Business Edition 2003.
Thanks, Anne
 
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Guest

Hi Anne

I'm afraid that's the way it's designed (AFAIK) - masters work like the
'background' for the slide so you cannot select elements and re-order
them/delete them etc.

Is there any way you can move/resize the WordArt on the master or the images
that are blocking it? The only other thing I can suggest is to copy and paste
the WordArt from the Master onto the affected slides - it should position
itself in the right place at least. Not ideal I know.

Lucy
--
MOS Master Instructor
www.aneasiertomorrow.com.au major overhaul completed 26/4/07

If this post answered your question please let us know as others may be
interested too
 
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Guest

Exactly as Lucy says.

Copy and paste is probably the way to do it. If there are not too many
slides try ctrl V then pagedown repeatedly to speed things up or if there are
a lot try this vba snippet after placing the first "logo" and selecting it.
It will paste all the other slides automatically

Sub pasteall()
Dim osld As Slide
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Cut
For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
osld.Shapes.Paste
Next osld
Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
MsgBox "Error! Maybe you didn't select anything?"
End Sub
 
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Guest

Hey John

Probably a blonde question but what is osld? You know I would like to
understand this whole VBA thing :)

Lucy
--
MOS Master Instructor
www.aneasiertomorrow.com.au

If this post answered your question please let us know as others may be
interested too
 
G

Guest

Thank you! Your information will save me fruitless experimenting. If I have
time, I'll do the copy and paste. Anne
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the detailed information. I don't understand all the descriptors
but will give it a try when I have a chance. Maybe with the screen open in
front of me, it will become clear. Anne
 
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Steve Rindsberg

Hey John

Probably a blonde question but what is osld? You know I would like to
understand this whole VBA thing :)

osld is just the name of a variable (a virtual box to store a nugget of data of
some sort). It could have been named Fred or AnEasierTomorrow or LucyFromOz.

But it's become more or less standard to use special letters to remind us of
what type data the variable contains so:

The "Dim osld as Slide" bit tells VBA "The variable osld will contain slide
objects" (well, actually "references" to slides, but it's as good as the same).

The "o" means Object and the "sld" is less typing than "slide".
If we weren't lazy sods, we wouldn't be trying to get the computer to do our
work for us, right?

With that o (object) and sld (slide) reminder in our faces, we know not to ask
VBA to do unreasonable, impossible or immoral things with/to it. Just things
that a slide knows how to do. Handy.

And better ... because VBA now knows that osld will contain slides and only
slides, it can tell us useful things about the properties and methods of slides
when we type stuff in the editor. John types osld. and VBA pops up all of the
things it's possible to do with slides or change about slides. Handier yet.
 
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Steve Rindsberg

I created a WordArt in PowerPoint's slide master but can't get it to the
front. It's partly hidden by the images on many slides. When in Side Mster, I
click on the WordArt, then choose "Bring to Front" but it's not working as a
master. Any other way to do it? I can't take the time to do it manually with
170 slides. I'm using MS Office Small Business Edition 2003.

I won't bother explaining why this happens ... looks like you've gotten several
good replies about that. But have a look here:

Copy a picture or other shape to every slide in a presentation
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00780.htm

(Oops ... I see John's supplied one already. Still, worth having a look at the
page above, if only for the link to the "How do I use this VBA stuff" tutorial)
 

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