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    AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    I create a PowerPoint weekly for a local retirement home. Often, I need more than one slide to post the daily activities. I split the original slide into two slides. On the first slide (for that day's activities), I add a text box at the bottom with the word "more..." left-aligned. Since this happens two or three times each week, I'd like to create an AutoCorrect entry for this text box. I haven't been able to do this.

    Is it possible? How can I do it, please?
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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    I don't think you can do this using AutoCorrect. Word has an AutoText feature, but that is lacking in PowerPoint. Copy and paste is probably your best option.
    You could also record a macro of inserting the text box, and execute it whenever you need it on another slide.

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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    I cannot understand the context of using AutoCorrect here?

    Why not just record a simple macro to insert the little text box with the word "more..." in it. The macro will insert it and place it in the same position on any slide when you run it.
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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try it. I haven't used macros very often and just forget about that tool.
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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    Barbara:

    An alternative method is to edit the slide master (View/Master/Slide Master). A text box inserted there will appear on every slide.

    Of course, you will have to hide it on the last slide - or add the word 'No' in front of it!

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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    Thanks for your reply, Tony.

    For my purpose, I have decided to just create the text box once in the presentation and copy it to the ClipBoard. I tried using a Macro; however, since I also use Package to CD, the macro set off alarms. I appreciate your suggestion of placing it on the Slide Master but I only need it in five or six of twenty slides, so that wouldn't work for me.

    Thanks again for replying. I always count on my friends at Woody's.
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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    PowerPoint supports using multiple master slides in the same presentation, so you could create a separate master for these 5 or 6 slides

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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    Hi Barbara,

    If you are going to paste the textbox into the appropriate slides you may want to consider using the Position Tab in the properties dialog for that text box. Each time you paste the box from the clipboard it may be in a different position on the slides. Simply double click on the border and choose the position tab and specify the same Vertical and Horizontal position for the textbox. This will look neater on the slides when the box is in the same position as the previous slides.

    Good luck
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    Re: AutoCorrect (PowerPoint 2003/SP2)

    Two more good suggestions. Thanks!
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