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    Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    I have a powerpoint presentation with several animations on each slide.

    Could you please let me know if there is a way to print handout or speaker notes without displaying the animation boxes and circles.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    You'll see the Print dialogue box attached. Make sure the checkbox for Include Animations is blank.

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    Re: Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    I checked all my print settings and Include animations was not checked off. I have attached my file.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    I think we are talking at cross purposes here, what do you mean by <font color=blue>animation boxes and circles</font color=blue>. Just so we are trying to solve the same problem <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    I recommend a manual approach: Save As and create a "clean" version of the file specifically for handouts. As far as I am concerned this is the only "safe" way to go when deleting clip art and animation elements, and the less I put on the handouts, the more entertainment value there is on the screen, which is where I like their attention to be focused. Now, if you make changes after that, you just kill the first "handout" file and do a Save As again. It doesn't take long to delete a couple dozen drawing elements, but it would take a long time to try to match up textual changes.

    Afterthought: Oh, if you have three or more per slide, my method might take longer than you'd like. You could try to automate the deletions, but it could be a bit tricky to code up to remove just the ones you want removed.

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    Re: Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    If you can identify some common characteristic of the shapes that you want to delete, then you can write a simple macro to delete them. For example, if you really wanted to delete every shape that had custom animation, then this macro would do it.
    <pre>Sub deleteAnimatedShapes()
    Dim sld As Slide, i As Integer
    For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    For i = sld.Shapes.Count To 1 Step -1
    With sld.Shapes(i)
    If .AnimationSettings.Animate Then .Delete
    End With
    Next i
    Next sld
    End Sub</pre>


    However, this does not delete the upper-left oval because it is not animated. Plus this macro is dangerous. If someone has custom animation on a placeholder (the text on your slides), it would also be deleted. Just about everything in PowerPoint is a shape!

    If you made all of you boxes and ovals in red then it is again easy:
    <pre>Sub getTheRedOut()
    Dim sld As Slide, i As Integer
    For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    For i = sld.Shapes.Count To 1 Step -1
    With sld.Shapes(i)
    If .Line.ForeColor = vbRed Then .Delete
    End With
    Next i
    Next sld
    End Sub</pre>


    As Jefferson pointed out, you'll need to keep two versions of your presentation, one with the drawings - one without. If you're unclear how to enter/run the macro, just post back. HTH --Sam
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    Re: Handout with no animation (PowerPoint 2000)

    In addition to the great info you've already received, MS MVP Shyam Pillai has a Capture Show addin that many people use to print out a slide as a series of animations. I don't know if it will allow you to print just the first "slide" in the series (i.e., before the animations) without the rest, but it would be worth taking a look at. It's free, so it won't cost anything but time to try! http://www.mvps.org/skp

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