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    Reset Properties Values (97/SR-2)

    I often grab an existing presentation file, save it under a new name, and then replace existing content with new content. The only problem with this is that the revision number and total editing time values become astronomical.

    How can I get these values to reset when starting a new work product?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Reset Properties Values (97/SR-2)

    I've never thought about doing that - because I would save the existing presentation as a template.

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    Re: Reset Properties Values (97/SR-2)

    Brad, You can set these properties in VBA:<pre>Option Explicit
    Sub Reset()
    ActivePresentation.BuiltInDocumentProperties _
    ("Total Editing Time") = 0
    ActivePresentation.BuiltInDocumentProperties _
    ("Revision Number") = 1
    End Sub</pre>

    HTH --Sam
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    Re: Reset Properties Values (97/SR-2)

    Sam, thanks for the help.

    I'm not a VBA user, so I just copied the portion from Sub to End Sub and pasted it into my presentation as a macro. When I ran the macro, it worked fine.

    If there is another way I can use this without placing it in the presentation as a macro, and if the explanation (to a rookie like me) is not too hard or time consuming to do, I would really appreciate it.

    In any case, thanks for the prompt answer to my original question.

    -Brad

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    Re: Reset Properties Values (97/SR-2)

    Brad, unfortunately, PowerPoint doesn't have any feature analogous to Personal.xls or Normal.dot, so there's not a convenient place to stash a macro toolbox. I think that the easiest way is to have an empty presentation with all of your macro tools in it. You can open it up, switch back to your presentation, and then run any macro that is in your toolbox. Note, that after you choose the tools, macro menu, you will need to change the
    <font face="Comic Sans MS">Sam Barrett, CACI </font face=comic>
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    Brad123508
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    Re: Reset Properties Values (97/SR-2)

    Sam,

    Excellent!

    Thanks.

    -Brad

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