Ppnt 07 Header & Footer dialog box/Notes Master & Handout master


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Teresa

Scenario in new blank Ppnt 07 presentation:
Insert tab, Header & Footer, Notes & Handouts tab - I enter some text for
the header and footer, select the date format etc.
I then go to the Handout master and edit the header and/or footer text
directly in the placeholders. When I check the results in Print Preview, the
edited text has come through OK.
I then go to the Note master and edit the header and/or footer text directly
in the placeholders. The results in Print Preview (and the actual printed
copy) start to become inconsistent at this point - for example, the preview
sometimes shows the original header/footer after editing the master and EVEN
after switching off the header/ footer placeholder in the master!

Question: is it best to avoid editing text in the Master placeholders, and
use only the Header & Footer dialog box instead, and just use the master
placeholders for FORMATTING text?
Question: Is the confusion arising because the Header & Footer d.box has a
joint 'Notes and Handouts' tab, but a separate Notes master and Handouts
master?
Question: If anyone has time to 'have a play' with this and let me know if
they too get inconsistent results I would be very grateful to hear of it. I
am preparing some instructions on the most reliable way to create, edit and
format header and footer text in the Notes Master and the Handout Master.
Thanks!
 
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Echo S

Teresa said:
Scenario in new blank Ppnt 07 presentation:
Insert tab, Header & Footer, Notes & Handouts tab - I enter some text for
the header and footer, select the date format etc.
I then go to the Handout master and edit the header and/or footer text
directly in the placeholders. When I check the results in Print Preview,
the
edited text has come through OK.
I then go to the Note master and edit the header and/or footer text
directly
in the placeholders. The results in Print Preview (and the actual printed
copy) start to become inconsistent at this point - for example, the
preview
sometimes shows the original header/footer after editing the master and
EVEN
after switching off the header/ footer placeholder in the master!

Question: is it best to avoid editing text in the Master placeholders, and
use only the Header & Footer dialog box instead, and just use the master
placeholders for FORMATTING text?

Yes. Changes were made to headers/footers in PPT 2007 that make them act
differently than they did in previous versions. I'd avoid adding the text to
the placeholder and just put it in the Header/Footer dialog box instead.
Question: Is the confusion arising because the Header & Footer d.box has a
joint 'Notes and Handouts' tab, but a separate Notes master and Handouts
master?

I don't know for sure, but I suspect you're onto something.
 
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Teresa

Hi, thanks for the reply, and I will follow your suggestion.
What has been confusing is (1) various reference books imply that it's fine
to type directly into the master placeholders (2) the Handouts master does
not give the same unreliable results as the Notes master.

So - which header/footer text takes precedence - whatever was in the
Header/Footer dialog box on the Notes and Handouts tab, or whatever is the
Notes Master and Handouts masters? Is there a way of 'refreshing' the
Header/Footer d box to reflect what's in the master(s) or vice versa?
--
Teresa


Echo S said:
Teresa said:
Scenario in new blank Ppnt 07 presentation:
Insert tab, Header & Footer, Notes & Handouts tab - I enter some text for
the header and footer, select the date format etc.
I then go to the Handout master and edit the header and/or footer text
directly in the placeholders. When I check the results in Print Preview,
the
edited text has come through OK.
I then go to the Note master and edit the header and/or footer text
directly
in the placeholders. The results in Print Preview (and the actual printed
copy) start to become inconsistent at this point - for example, the
preview
sometimes shows the original header/footer after editing the master and
EVEN
after switching off the header/ footer placeholder in the master!

Question: is it best to avoid editing text in the Master placeholders, and
use only the Header & Footer dialog box instead, and just use the master
placeholders for FORMATTING text?

Yes. Changes were made to headers/footers in PPT 2007 that make them act
differently than they did in previous versions. I'd avoid adding the text to
the placeholder and just put it in the Header/Footer dialog box instead.
Question: Is the confusion arising because the Header & Footer d.box has a
joint 'Notes and Handouts' tab, but a separate Notes master and Handouts
master?

I don't know for sure, but I suspect you're onto something.

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What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx
 

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