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    Cannot Paste Link in PPT or Word (PPT2000 )

    How come I cannot create a paste link from Notes View in Powerpoint 2000 to another file in PPT2000? I also tried to paste link to a Word document and neither will let me do it... I am trying to paste a text box and the paste link feature is greyed out. Now, I know I used to be able to do this in previous versions. I went to the Microsoft Knowledge Base, and of course there was nothing on this subject. Can you help?

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    Re: Cannot Paste Link in PPT or Word (PPT2000 )

    Hi WendellB,
    Yes, in the View/Notes I used to be able to Copy the Text Box and Paste Link it to another document in PPT or Word (since you can edit in that view), but this was in previous versions, so I wondered if that capability was lost in PPT 2000. And I have tried many times and different ways to Paste Link to Word 2000, no luck, what am I doing wrong?
    Thank you for your reply,
    Cindy (aka GirlGeek)

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    Re: Cannot Paste Link in PPT or Word (PPT2000 )

    I'm not sure I understand by Notes View - do you mean the menu View/Notes Page? If that's the case, I'm not surprised, as a Note Page is simply another view of a slide. (I'm using PPT 2020 (<font color=blue>I didn't know I was so advanced - I meant 2002 - WendellB 18-Dec-02 14:23 MST</font color=blue>) so your menu may be a bit different. On the other hand, I am surprised you can't link to a Word document - I'm able to do it.
    Wendell

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    Re: Cannot Paste Link in PPT or Word (PPT2000 )

    Hi Cindy (GirlGeek)
    I finally got a chance to try what you were attempting, and you are correct - Paste Link doesn't seem to work in 2000. In fact, the Help file says the following:
    <font color=blue>
    Notes:<UL><LI>You can't paste information from a presentation as a linked or embedded object into the same or another presentation.[/list]</font color=blue>
    This is in the Help topic
    Create a linked or embedded object from information in an existing file
    which I found by searching for "paste special link"

    I'll go back to my office and try it with 2002 again and see what happens - I may have made a cockpit error somewhere.
    Wendell

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    Re: Cannot Paste Link in PPT or Word (PPT2000 )

    Thank you WendellB, for confirming this problem, I was starting to think it was just me. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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