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    Is there is a command in Powerpoint which is equivalent
    to the Lotus Freelance build option?

    This creates a series of slides from one slide's bulleted list. The bullets are progressively dimmed as you move through the new slides.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

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    Re: BUILD

    First caveat: I know nothing about Freelance.

    In PP'97 there is an "Expand slide" option. It creates a new slide for each bullit point on the slide you expand. The point becomes the slide title and any sub points move up. In fact if you just imagine each level on the slide getting "promoted" one step you can see what happens.

    This feature was removed in PP2000, basically because you don't need it. Create a slide with 5 points on it, each point having at least one sub point.

    Duplicate the slide. On the second slide, select the text under the slide title (don't select the slide title) in the OUTLINE WINDOW. Press Shift/Tab and the same event will occur.

    The dimming/animation of the slide can be set on your slide master and will control the latter part of your question.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: BUILD

    Hi Sean

    From what I remember of Freelance, it creates a build by physically creating new slides, unlike PowerPoint, which animates (builds) a bulleted list on just the one slide.

    Enter all your bullet points on one slide, keep your cursor in the text (it's easier that way) and go to Slide Show/Custom Animation.

    Once you choose your effect (Entry animation and sound edit box), you can choose a paler colour for the dimming effect from the After animation edit box.

    This will result in your bulleted list building automatically and dimming the previous bullet when you run the Slide Show.

    Cheers, Linda

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    Re: BUILD

    Thanks, Linda, that looks as if it will do the trick. But can I build (sorry animate) more than one slide at a time?

    Sean Dempsey

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    Re: BUILD

    If you're not bothered about dimming, you can select slides in Slide Sorter view and use the Slide Show/Preset Animation. This allows you to set an effect, but not dimming.

    Irritating isn't it?

    Linda

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    Re: BUILD

    OKay, time for me to dust off one of my favourite tricks! <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>

    If you go to the slide master view and animate the text there you can add a dimmed animation to every slide in the presentation in one step.
    Then, for the individual slides that you don't want animated with a dim, edit those individually.

    One <font color=red>warning </font color=red>however, (and this goes for all Master slide settings) if you edit a slide individually and override a setting from the master slide, there is no way of resetting the slide back to the master slide settings. Lord knows, I've tried just about everything. You'll be forced to take your information into a new presentation and start from scratch.
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