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    Importing multiple objects (2003)

    Edited by HansV to provide link to post. Simply select the post number <!t>[Post: 651,443]<!/t> in the header of the post and press Ctrl+C to copy it. You can then press Ctrl+V to paste it into your new post.

    I read <post:=651,443>post 651,443</post:> regarding importing multiple jpg objects into powerpoint 2000. does this add in work for 2003? We are trying to import mulitple PDF files into a presentation. And, while we are here, it appears we only get the first page of the PDF? And finally, I'd like to set up a master slide that will import my PDFs all in the same place, "stretched" as much as possible. Thanks
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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    The photo album feature that required a separate add-in in PowerPoint 2000 has been built into PowerPoint 2002 and later: select Insert | Picture | New Photo Album. It is intended for pictures, as the name indicates, and - in PowerPoint 2002 at least - it will not work with PDF files.

    If you insert a PDF file into a presentation, you'll only see the first page. Frankly, I don't think it's a good idea to insert a PDF file into a PowerPoint presentation, let alone multiple PDF files. Why not display the PDF files directly in the free Adobe viewer? You can even insert hyperlinks in the presentation that will open the PDF files in the Adobe viewer.

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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    Hans, I would agree with you on inserting a hyperlink rather than the PDF and I will lobby for that option. However, I work for attorneys and they are using Powerpoint in their mediations. They wanted the PDF directly in the presentation. I'll do some experiments, tho and see if we can come up with some happy middle ground. Does Inserting multiple PDFs cause "problems" that I might not be aware of?
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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    The main problem is the one you already noted - only the first page of the PDF is displayed on the slide. I don't think that inserting multiple PDFs in a presentation will cause a problem.

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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    so, is that it? Then? No really good way to work with PDF documents in Powerpoint????? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    Yep. A PowerPoint presentation consists of individual slides, it's not reasonable to expect that one slide can display a multi-page PDF file.

    You could use the snapshot tool in Adobe reader to capture a page of a PDF file, and paste it into a slide, and repeat these steps for each page of each PDF file. But that is rather tedious, and it will in all probability result in less-than-acceptable image quality.

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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    I suppose that does make sense. We can re-train the Attorney's thinking. Thanks for your time.
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    Re: Importing multiple objects (2003)

    Acrobat can surely save as jpegs which can be batch imported one per slide into ppt?

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