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    Importing other ppt files

    How do you import slides from other PPT files without imposing the 'styles' set in the recipient file?
    It totally hijacked the size of the title slides redimensioned other objects like rectangles.
    I tried deleting the info on the slide master...same results. AND my animation was stripped..I spent hours doing this so redoing animation is NOT an option.[img]/S/scream.gif[/img]

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    Re: Importing other ppt files

    not sure if this is the answer you are looking for, but I've found the easiest way to copy a slide from one presentation to another is to open both presentations, insert a blank slide in the new presentation, go to the slide in the old presentation, press Ctrl+A to select all the elements on the old slide, Ctr+C to copy the elements to the clipboard, return to the new presentation and Ctrl+V to paste the elements into the blank slide.

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    Re: Importing other ppt files

    Hey jazman
    I hate to be the one to tell you this - But, what you describe is supposed to happen. <img src=/S/ouch.gif border=0 alt=ouch width=15 height=15> I know this is not a comforting thought right now. So...
    what did you want the presentation to do, and we'll see if we can think of a work-around here.
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    Re: Importing other ppt files

    Genii
    The objective is to consolidate the various presentations into segments, so each presenter has their own presentation and no loading of files is required.
    When I import slides into existing presentations, the parent/child transformation occurs, which is why it happens of course. I was just hoping I could throw a kink into the evolutionary chain, which of course I can't.

    I posted another one regarding custom animation via VBA but that got only one response.
    PowerPoint can be so limiting sometimes.
    Thanks for your assistance tho.

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    Re: Importing other ppt files

    And I assume that you want it all loaded at the same time to avoid waiting for another presentation to open?
    Though if your initial presentation is big enough it will still take time.
    Okay, what I would do in that scenario is set up hyperlinks to the various presentations (perhaps with one central slide to direct traffic). And start the presentations (you'd better have lots of memory) beforehand.
    Another tip - I find the shows launch faster than presentation files. You might want to test that on your system. Make sure your presenter (or you) rehearses with the presentation tools so that navigation between presentations is smooth.
    By the way, anything can be used for the hyperlink, text, graphics, buttons, autoshapes... so it doesn't have to be obvious to the audience what you are doing.
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    Re: Importing other ppt files

    Here is a link to the MS Knowledge Base article on the subject <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q197/6/98.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=template&rnk=5&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn _SRCH&SPR=PPT2000>PPT2000: Simulating Use of More Than One Template in PowerPoint</A>
    I haven't tried the MetaFile approach. If you do - tell me how it works out.
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