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    Word Outline to Powerpoint (2000)

    I will greatly appreciate advice and direction on how to move a 24-page outline from Word to PowerPoint incrementally, that is, level 1, then levels 1&2, then levels 1, 2, and 3.

    Each outline level uses styles.

    I have tried collapsing the outline before sending from Word or opening from PowerPoint. Either way, the entire outline, complete with all normal/body text moves.

    In Word, I am considering this:

    Changing fonts to "hidden" in styles for all levels below the top level. If that produces a usable slide, go back to Word and change 2nd level to "unhidden,'" move levels 1 and 2 to PowerPoint, then do the same to get 3rd and 4th levels moved over.

    There must be a better way that I don't know about.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Word Outline to Powerpoint (2000)

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> Tried this and it worked OK for me. (PP2K running on W2K)
    Sent all the headings - Hdg 1 as title, 2 as first level bullet, 3 as second level bullet - but no normal text.
    Sorry to ask, but did you get the text into PowerPoint by using File | Send To | PowerPoint in Word?
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    Re: Word Outline to Powerpoint (2000)

    dgziegler,

    The conversion is only controled by the styles (heading 1 to 9). So by setting the correct styles before the conversion, PP will take the correct data in de presentation

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    Patrick Schouten
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    dgziegler
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    Re: Word Outline to Powerpoint (2000)

    Greetings to you, too.

    Yes, but....

    I had set styles, outline-numbered, for the entire outline.

    Moving the outline from Word, using SendTo, or opening it within PP, produced a garbling of the outline.
    However, that doesn't matter.

    I'm trying to move, first the outline's top-level only, then levels 1 and 2, then levels 1,2, and 3.

    What I'm trying to find is a way to move a collapsed version of the outline from Word into PP. Whatever I try, in either program, results in moving the entire, uncollapsed, outline, all three style-formatted headings/levels, plus the fourth level which is normal/body text. Even working entirely in PP 2000's left-pane outline, it is clumsy, at best, to try to delete those outline levels I don't need.

    I am now reduced to copying and pasting one line or two at a time.

    Surely, between Word and PP, there must be a better way.

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    Re: Word Outline to Powerpoint (2000)

    I think that we are approaching this from the wrong angle. I believe that the information has to be prepared in Word first - before bringing it into PPT. I've made <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=56527&page=0&vie w=expanded&sb=5&o=0&part=>this post </A>on the Word board asking for suggestions. Let's see if the Word gurus can solve it!

    Of course, if there is a better PPT solution - I'll be fascinated to find out about it.
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