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    msoOrientationMixed (PPT 2000, 2003)

    Am I missing something here?
    In PPT2000 and in PPT2003 I can use File, Page Setup and assign either Portrait or Landscape to the entire presentation.
    Yet the VBA help indicates that "msoOrientationMixed" is an option, which suggests to me that I might be able to have some slides in Portrait and some in landscape mode.

    So far all I can do is assign P/L mode to the entire presentation.

    From the PPT2000/VBA help files:
    SlideOrientation Property
    Returns or sets the on-screen and printed orientation of slides in the specified presentation. Can be one of the following MsoOrientation constants: msoOrientationHorizontal, msoOrientationMixed, or msoOrientationVertical. Read/write Long.

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    Re: msoOrientationMixed (PPT 2000, 2003)

    They probably pasted the general description into the help file and only replaced "document" with "presentation". As you have found, you cannot mix portrait and landscape orientation within a presentation.

    (If you ever need to, create two presentations, one in portrait mode and one in landscape mode, and use links to move from one to the other)

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    Re: msoOrientationMixed (PPT 2000, 2003)

    Hans, thanks for the confirmation.

    > replaced "document" with "presentation".
    Well, at least we know that Word's edit/replace is working!

    I read somewhere (Lounge? Google?) several comments to the effect that PowerPoint is only 1/2 complete.
    As time passes I am less inclined to believe that (grin!)

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    Re: msoOrientationMixed (PPT 2000, 2003)

    Hi Chris

    on the MS knowledge data base they suggest that you make the dimensions square so that all slides look the same and give the impression when data is entered that you are either in Landscape or Portrait

    Hope that helps

    Steve
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    Re: msoOrientationMixed (PPT 2000, 2003)

    Thanks Steve. I'd missed that.
    In the specific case I have a client who wants each page of a Word document to occupy the slide/screen. I had hoped to use as much real estate as possible by orienting each slide to that of the corresponding page/section. can't be done without reducing the scale to the point where much of the time the text would not be visible.

    I guess the "square" approach might work well for images, but not for readable text.

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