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    Go To Property (2002,2003)

    I understand how to make this function work, but I can't for the life of me think of a USEFUL application for it. What do you folks use it for, and/or why do you use it?

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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    Sorry to be a bit dense here, but where did you find mention of a GoTo Property? I know about the GoTo Method and the VBA command GoTo, but can't find any mention of a property.
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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    Look in the Edit menu down near the bottom.

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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    I never use document properties linked to text in a slide, so I never use Go To Property either (I hadn't even noticed it...)

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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    I'm in the same situation as Hans - never used it, never felt a need to. In looking at the Help file, it seems to suggest that it is useful when a presentation is embeded in a Lotus Notes document?????
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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    OK, I'll join the dense club. Not only have I never use Go To Property, I didn't know it existed, cannot find it in help, and it is always dimmed. Also, it's not on the MOS exam, which I passed.

    So, how do you get it undimmed & how do you link document properties to text in a slide?
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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    The instructions say to select the text or object to which you want to add a custom property, then choose File, Properties, then click the Custom tab and enter a Name, Type, and Value. Check the Link To Contents box to link the custom property to the selected text or object; then click Add.

    That being said, it seems to me that no matter what you choose for the Type box and what you put in the Value box, putting a checkmark in the Link to Contents box resets the type to text and the value to Link1.

    Once you go through all of these gyrations, the command is no longer dimmed in the Edit menu.

    It seems as if the general consensus so far is that this is a trivial and/or extraneous feature, no???

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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    Does the information here help at all? I've never set a custom property in a file, don't know for sure why someone would, and don't know why you'd want to go back to them after you've set them <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Go To Property (2002,2003)

    To some extent, I think you are right. If you use it as a bookmark (much as you would in Word), it seems like a trivial feature, and it doesn't appear to be exposed in the Slide Show view. It may however be exposed in the VBA object model, and the Help file suggest in this topic that it can be used in Lotus Notes:

    <big>Create a custom field from an embedded presentation</big>
    1. In a Lotus Notes document or form, right-click the embedded presentation, and then click Open on the shortcut menu.
    2. In Microsoft PowerPoint, select the slide that contains the text you want to use in Lotus Notes, and then select the text.
    3. On the File menu, click Properties, and then click the Custom tab.
    4. In the Name box, type a name for the custom property.
    5. Select the Link to content check box.
    6. Click Add.
    Wendell

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