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    Changing all caption fonts in a photo album

    I really like using the Photo Album feature of PowerPoint. I include captions on all my photos but the default is never the font or size that I want. I just started using PP2010 and was hoping that there would be a way to change the font and size in all captions at once but if there is, I can't find it. I played around with Themes and that didn't seem to make any difference either. Is there a way to do that? Thx.

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    As far as I know you could only do this with code.

    Sub fixtext_Album()
    Dim osld As Slide
    Dim oshp As Shape
    Dim i As Integer
    For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    For Each oshp In osld.Shapes
    If oshp.Type = msoGroup Then
    For i = 1 To oshp.GroupItems.Count
    If oshp.GroupItems(i).HasTextFrame Then
    With oshp.TextFrame.TextRange.Font
    .Color.RGB = RGB(255, 0, 0)
    .Size = 20
    .Bold = True
    'and whatever
    End With
    End If
    Next
    End If
    Next
    Next
    End Sub

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    John,

    This is perfect. What a time saver! Thank you so much.

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    I don't have a PPt Photo Album handy to try this, but I'm wondering if there is a slide master that is created along with the album where you could change the font?

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    There isn't (the album pages have a blank master)

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    When PP makes a photo album, what it is actually doing is creating a shape, Rectangle, Oval, etc. and, if captions are included, a text box that is grouped with the shape. John's code works, however, and I haven't experimented much with this, PP 2010 doesn't let you save the presentation with the code. Since it is essentially just a one time thing, to change the fonts, I just deleted the code, (saved it as a Word Doc) from the presentation and saved it.

    I was hoping that they might have upgraded the photo album feature but it seems to work pretty much like the one in 2003. Thanks for all the help.

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    Under the hood it is different to 2003. In 2003 they really were shapes with a picture fill. From 2007 they are real pictures cropped to a shape. Might look the same but it is a little better.

    You can save the code if you choose pptm as the file type.

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