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    Problem with master slide - level 1 vs 2 (Office 03)

    I have been asked to work on the company presentation, basically to modify it quite a bit and I am stumped at one particular point (working on the master).
    Basically after formatting the first level, the second level needs to have the following 'characteristics':
    it should be at the same 'level' as the first, no bullet point and font in grey (same size font as level 1).
    No matter how long I tried, I couldn't find a solution to the second level, because by default it comes indented. I tried moving the ruler pointers (not sure how they are called) of the second level to the left, but it works only up to a point, after that it also moves to the left the first level.
    Just in case it is not clear, here is a printscreen of how it should look like. The text 'how it works, features & benefits' should represent the second level.
    Could anyone help me with a solution for this? I'd hate to tell my boss that it cannot be done [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]

    Thanks a lot,
    kislany
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    Re: Problem with master slide - level 1 vs 2 (Office 03)

    Good morning Kislany

    You do not have to accept what is on the Master Slide, there is probably a more elegant solution but for ease and quikness I would suggest that you make your fist line with the bullet point, then create a new text box and type in your required text and do the same for any subsequent lines you want and then manually align it. If that is not clear I can if you want attach a quick example.

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    Steve
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    Re: Problem with master slide - level 1 vs 2 (Offi

    Hi Steve, the reason why this won't work, is because the boss wants a master that we can use for any other presentations in the future, and that should be with this formatting. I might not work on each presentation myself, so they need a master to use in the company that adhers (sp?) to this particular formatting...

    Thanks,
    kislany

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    Re: Problem with master slide - level 1 vs 2 (Offi

    You can't do this interactively, as far as I can tell, but it can be accomplished using a macro:

    Sub SetLevel2()
    With ActivePresentation.SlideMaster.TextStyles(ppBodySt yle)
    .Ruler.Levels(2).FirstMargin = .Ruler.Levels(1).LeftMargin
    .Levels(2).Font.Color = RGB(128, 128, 128)
    .Levels(2).Font.Size = .Levels(1).Font.Size
    .Levels(2).ParagraphFormat.Bullet = False
    End With
    End Sub

    If you run this macro, level 2 in the slide master should be set the way you want.

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    Re: Problem with master slide - level 1 vs 2 (Offi

    You probably wont need to use code (relax)!

    Put the cursor in level two
    unset bullet points
    Finger on ctrl key and move the second top slide left

    Regards John

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    Re: Problem with master slide - level 1 vs 2 (Offi

    Thank you all for the replies. John's solution is the one i will be using, it is perfect for my needs!

    Cheers,
    kislany

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