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    Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    Hi,
    I'd like to insert slides from one presentation into another but I want the original color scheme to stay the same. Every time I insert a slide it takes on the current scheme.
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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    Actually, it's taking on the current design template, and therefore, that template's assigned color scheme.

    After you add all the slides, you can select the slides in slide sorter view, go to Format/Color Scheme, change the color scheme, and hit Apply. Don't hit Apply to All or you'll be in the same boat you started in. (You may have to do this to individual slides, but try it from slide sorter view first and see if that works.)

    There are a variety of workarounds for multiple masters listed at http://www.echosvoice.com/multipletemplates.htm if you're interested.

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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    Thanks,
    But even following your example you still take on the design template. Is there a way to insert slides without taking on the current design template?
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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    Well, yes. But since you asked about color schemes, I thought maybe that really was all you needed to change.

    Anyway, no, you can't insert slides into PPT 2000 without the slides taking on the current design template. The only way to truly use multiple design templates (multiple masters) is to upgrade to PPT 2002 (aka PPT XP) or 2003. Otherwise try the workarounds listed in the link I gave you above.

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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    Echo,

    Back about 2-1/2 years ago, I saw a tip from somewhere, probably this Lounge, on doing this. While I don't use multiple templates in any of my presentations, it seemed like a good item to save. The tip pointed to an MS KB article, which gave 3 approaches to this. One of them is the linking approach that you mention. The other 2 "seem" to be different than what you've suggested. It was for ppt97. I checked the link and it's no longer available on the MS web site. So attached is what I saved - for all it's worth.

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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    ooooh, good find, Fred. Thank you for posting this!

    I definitely need to add the workaround about using an image to the various workarounds listed on my site. (To tell the truth, I'm surprised I didn't already have that! Duh! Is there a smiley for smacking forehead?!)

    Turning off the background elements can help fake a multiple template in some cases, but it's not as useful when copying/pasting or just inserting slides from another file. I'll mention it as well, though. Might as well try to be comprehensive, eh?

    Thanks again for posting this.

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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    You're definitely welcome. While I've never used the tip myself, glad to see it was of some use to someone. I must have saved it for this very reason. The disk space (all 30K) hasn't been wasted. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    As for the smiley, maybe try <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

    fred

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    Re: Inserting Slides & Color Schemes (2000)

    FYI, the article does still exists as <!mskb=189962>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 189962<!/mskb> - though you may not be able to find it easily with the search facility.
    Wendell

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