Setting the default language for Notes and Handouts in PowerPoint 2007


S

StephenCWLL

Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
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E

Echo S

Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT 2000 and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows, then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the notes
pages and handouts masters, though. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run through the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of you coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID = msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub
 
G

Geetesh Bajaj

The template in PowerPoint (POT or POTX) does not store any handout or notes
masters -- try saving the template as a PPT ((or PPTX) file to save any
settings for the handout and notes masters.


--
Geetesh Bajaj
Author of Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies
http://www.cuttingedgeppt.com






Echo S said:
Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily
change my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT
2000 and 2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not.
I suspect it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in
Windows, then they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the
notes pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/ has code to change them, but I'm
not sure how to make it run through the notes pages and handouts in
addition to the slides. Could any of you coders pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID = msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
G

Guest

Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there is no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing language to be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and English UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm not sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

Echo S said:
Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT 2000 and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows, then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the notes
pages and handouts masters, though. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run through the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of you coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID = msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
G

Guest

Excellant! Thanks, I'll take a look at that too!

Geetesh Bajaj said:
The template in PowerPoint (POT or POTX) does not store any handout or notes
masters -- try saving the template as a PPT ((or PPTX) file to save any
settings for the handout and notes masters.


--
Geetesh Bajaj
Author of Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies
http://www.cuttingedgeppt.com






Echo S said:
Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily
change my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT
2000 and 2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not.
I suspect it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in
Windows, then they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the
notes pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/ has code to change them, but I'm
not sure how to make it run through the notes pages and handouts in
addition to the slides. Could any of you coders pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID = msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
E

Echo S

Ahhh.

I don't know, either where the English US is coming from, then. I suspect
Geetesh is onto something :) -- but it does seem odd that it's not
sticking.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

StephenCWLL said:
Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there is no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing language to
be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and English
UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm not
sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

Echo S said:
Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily
change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT 2000 and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I
suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows, then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the
notes
pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run through the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of you
coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID =
msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
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G

Guest

Geetesh is correct! If I save the template as a .dotx file instead of a .thmx
file then it remembers the Header settings :)

However, does it also remember the theme? How would I get Powerpoint to
start up with a custom template and theme?

Thanks,
S

Echo S said:
Ahhh.

I don't know, either where the English US is coming from, then. I suspect
Geetesh is onto something :) -- but it does seem odd that it's not
sticking.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

StephenCWLL said:
Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there is no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing language to
be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and English
UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm not
sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

Echo S said:
Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily
change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT 2000 and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I
suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows, then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the
notes
pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run through the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of you
coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID =
msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
E

Echo S

Oh, that is a difference between a template (potx) and a theme (thmx), then.
A theme is Office wide. It holds theme colors, theme fonts, theme effects,
and it also has slide layouts. To include other stuff, you need to give the
users a template as well. This sounds like one of those times.

To specify it as the default theme, right-click the template in the gallery
and choose "set as default theme." That will create a file, "Default
Theme.thmx" -- but then we're back to the problem that the theme won't save
the language setting for the header/footer. Hm....

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Geetesh is correct! If I save the template as a .dotx file instead of a
.thmx
file then it remembers the Header settings :)

However, does it also remember the theme? How would I get Powerpoint to
start up with a custom template and theme?

Thanks,
S

Echo S said:
Ahhh.

I don't know, either where the English US is coming from, then. I suspect
Geetesh is onto something :) -- but it does seem odd that it's not
sticking.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

StephenCWLL said:
Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there is
no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing language
to
be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled
editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and
English
UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm
not
sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

:

Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change
the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from
Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box
are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in
the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily
change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT 2000
and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I
suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows,
then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the
notes
pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run through
the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of you
coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID =
msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts
set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in
the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
G

Guest

Hi Echo,

I think a .potx file contains themes as well. It appears to in my testing.
I've also foudn this comment on a web site:

"You can save any file in a template format (.potx). A template can contain
various custom settings, such as changes you make to the slide master, custom
layouts or animations you created, or themes and font choices you applied.
Your templates can also contain text or graphic elements in placeholders. By
using a template as the basis of a new presentation, you can not only save
time but guarantee a consistency of look and feel among all your
presentations."

S

Echo S said:
Oh, that is a difference between a template (potx) and a theme (thmx), then.
A theme is Office wide. It holds theme colors, theme fonts, theme effects,
and it also has slide layouts. To include other stuff, you need to give the
users a template as well. This sounds like one of those times.

To specify it as the default theme, right-click the template in the gallery
and choose "set as default theme." That will create a file, "Default
Theme.thmx" -- but then we're back to the problem that the theme won't save
the language setting for the header/footer. Hm....

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Geetesh is correct! If I save the template as a .dotx file instead of a
.thmx
file then it remembers the Header settings :)

However, does it also remember the theme? How would I get Powerpoint to
start up with a custom template and theme?

Thanks,
S

Echo S said:
Ahhh.

I don't know, either where the English US is coming from, then. I suspect
Geetesh is onto something :) -- but it does seem odd that it's not
sticking.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there is
no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing language
to
be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled
editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and
English
UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm
not
sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

:

Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot change
the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from
Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box
are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client in
the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I temporarily
change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT 2000
and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I
suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows,
then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on the
notes
pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run through
the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of you
coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID =
msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and Handouts
set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in
the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
G

Geetesh Bajaj

Stephen, a POTX file will not contain these:

Any theme color sets that are not active
Any changes made to the notes and handout masters


--
Geetesh Bajaj
Author of Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies
http://www.cuttingedgeppt.com





StephenCWLL said:
Hi Echo,

I think a .potx file contains themes as well. It appears to in my testing.
I've also foudn this comment on a web site:

"You can save any file in a template format (.potx). A template can
contain
various custom settings, such as changes you make to the slide master,
custom
layouts or animations you created, or themes and font choices you applied.
Your templates can also contain text or graphic elements in placeholders.
By
using a template as the basis of a new presentation, you can not only save
time but guarantee a consistency of look and feel among all your
presentations."

S

Echo S said:
Oh, that is a difference between a template (potx) and a theme (thmx),
then.
A theme is Office wide. It holds theme colors, theme fonts, theme
effects,
and it also has slide layouts. To include other stuff, you need to give
the
users a template as well. This sounds like one of those times.

To specify it as the default theme, right-click the template in the
gallery
and choose "set as default theme." That will create a file, "Default
Theme.thmx" -- but then we're back to the problem that the theme won't
save
the language setting for the header/footer. Hm....

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Geetesh is correct! If I save the template as a .dotx file instead of a
.thmx
file then it remembers the Header settings :)

However, does it also remember the theme? How would I get Powerpoint to
start up with a custom template and theme?

Thanks,
S

:

Ahhh.

I don't know, either where the English US is coming from, then. I
suspect
Geetesh is onto something :) -- but it does seem odd that it's not
sticking.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there
is
no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing
language
to
be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled
editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and
English
UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm
not
sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

:

Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot
change
the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from
Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box
are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client
in
the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I
temporarily
change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT
2000
and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I
suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows,
then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on
the
notes
pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run
through
the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of
you
coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another
language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID =
msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and
to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and
Handouts
set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in
the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
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E

Echo S

There's a lot of overlap between themes and PPT templates -- one of the
biggest is that themes are Office-wide. That means you can apply a theme to
a Word or Excel file and get the same colors and fonts you see in the PPT
file.

I guess all I was saying is there doesn't seem to be an option to save
default template, only to save default theme. And, as Geetesh pointed out,
POTX files don't include non-active theme color sets and changes made to the
notes and handouts masters. And THMX files don't inlclude content slides
(like a slide with a sample table on it, for example) or, apparently,
changes to the Header date settings.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Hi Echo,

I think a .potx file contains themes as well. It appears to in my testing.
I've also foudn this comment on a web site:

"You can save any file in a template format (.potx). A template can
contain
various custom settings, such as changes you make to the slide master,
custom
layouts or animations you created, or themes and font choices you applied.
Your templates can also contain text or graphic elements in placeholders.
By
using a template as the basis of a new presentation, you can not only save
time but guarantee a consistency of look and feel among all your
presentations."

S

Echo S said:
Oh, that is a difference between a template (potx) and a theme (thmx),
then.
A theme is Office wide. It holds theme colors, theme fonts, theme
effects,
and it also has slide layouts. To include other stuff, you need to give
the
users a template as well. This sounds like one of those times.

To specify it as the default theme, right-click the template in the
gallery
and choose "set as default theme." That will create a file, "Default
Theme.thmx" -- but then we're back to the problem that the theme won't
save
the language setting for the header/footer. Hm....

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


StephenCWLL said:
Geetesh is correct! If I save the template as a .dotx file instead of a
.thmx
file then it remembers the Header settings :)

However, does it also remember the theme? How would I get Powerpoint to
start up with a custom template and theme?

Thanks,
S

:

Ahhh.

I don't know, either where the English US is coming from, then. I
suspect
Geetesh is onto something :) -- but it does seem odd that it's not
sticking.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/

Hi Echo,

Thanks for the reply. I'll have a look.

Incidentally, the language setting in the OS is English UK and there
is
no
English US dual selected. I've set via GPO the default editing
language
to
be
English UK and only enabled the English UK language in the enabled
editing
languages via GPO. However, in that list box both English US and
English
UK
appear, which is mysterious! Where it is getting English US from I'm
not
sure.

Thanks,
Stephen.

:

Interesting. When I choose the Date and Time option, I cannot
change
the
language setting from English (U.S.) or the calendar type from
Western --
those are greyed out.

I *think* the selections in the "update automatically" dropdown box
are
taken from your Windows regional settings. I know I have a client
in
the
Netherlands, and I don't get their date options unless I
temporarily
change
my system to Netherlands in Windows. However, this is using PPT
2000
and
2003, so I don't know if there have been changes in 2007 or not. I
suspect
it's just a matter of your users having English UK set in Windows,
then
they'll see those options.

You might want to change the language code of the placeholders on
the
notes
pages and handouts masters, though.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q245468/
has code to change them, but I'm not sure how to make it run
through
the
notes pages and handouts in addition to the slides. Could any of
you
coders
pop in here, please?

Oh, heck, for convenience, here's the code from the KB article.

Sub Lingo()

' Declare variables.
Dim sld As Slide
Dim shp As Shape

' Loop through all the slides in the presentation.
For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides

' Loop through each shape on each slide.
For Each shp In sld.Shapes

' If the Shape is a text box...
If shp.Type = msoTextBox Or msoPlaceholder Then
If shp.HasTextFrame Then

' ...then change the language to US English.
' NOTE: To change the language ID to another
language,
' change the msoLanguageID value here to a
' different language.
shp.TextFrame.TextRange.LanguageID =
msoLanguageIDEnglishUS

End If
End If
Next
Next

End Sub


--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Hi,

I'm trying to create a default template for PowerPoint 2007 and
to
have the Language settings for the date/time on Notes and
Handouts
set
to English UK. I can set it for the slides and it remembers it in
the
template but for Notes and Handouts it doesn't.

Here's what I do and what happens:

Load template
Go to Insert menu, then 'Header and Footer'
Select 'Notes and Handouts'
Tick 'Date and Time'
Set Language to English UK
Click Apply
Save template

When I load up the template next the settings above are not
remembered.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
Stephen.
 
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