Powerpoint Alchemy Amazing techniques and tips
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Hands Off My Master

If you provide templates for a large work team you will have been here! Your template has lovely fonts and a company colour scheme and is carefully aligned. But when the presentation comes back "they" have changed some of the fonts to Algerian and some to Blackadder all in a nice shade of lime green and red. Plus they've moved the placeholders around and changed the background colour. None of this follows the master of course.

Option 1 involves big hammers and unfortunately it's not legal here in the UK

Option 2 is run this macro (only works before v.2007)

It's not guaranteed to solve everything but it will try! Make sure that you run it on a copy just in case. It will fail if you have muliple masters of course.

Sub Hands_Off_my_master()
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
Dim osld As Slide
For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
osld.Layout = osld.Layout
Next osld
Exit Sub
MsgBox "Error:Sorry!", vbCritical, "www.PPTAlchemy.co.uk"
End Sub

Can't use vba? See the tutorial here.

If you have 2007 you might like to try this: Select all the slides in the thumnail pane and hit RESET (maybe more than once) on the Home tab - or in code:-

Sub Hands_Off_my_master07()
On Error GoTo ErrHandler
Dim i As Integer
Dim t As Integer
For t = 1 To 2
For i = 1 To ActivePresentation.Slides.Count
ActiveWindow.View.GotoSlide i
CommandBars.ExecuteMso ("SlideReset")
Next i
Next t
Exit Sub
MsgBox "Error:Sorry! - " & Err.Description , vbCritical, "www.PPTAlchemy.co.uk"
End Sub

Try it on a file of ours first!




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