For all my USA readers,
Happy Fourth of July!
Just for your information,
there will not be a Thursday newsletter due to the holiday. I'll be back
with you again next Tuesday.
Enjoy your weekend
- I know I'm planning to!
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Have you ever been
working in a MS PowerPoint and wish you could select more than one slide
at a time? Maybe you have several slides for which you're going to set
the slide transition the same? Wouldn't it be nice to set these things
all at once instead of over and over again, one slide at a time?
Of course it would
who wouldn't want to save the time and energy?
So, as you knew I'd
say, here you go
To begin, go to the
slide sorter. Select
the first slide you wish to change.
In PowerPoint 97,
you will need to hold down the shift key and select all the slides
you wish to simultaneously change.
In the newer versions
of PowerPoint, you have two options for multiple slide selection.
slide selection, click on the first slide in the sequence. Then hold
down the shift key and click on the last slide to be changed. The
shift key will select the first slide, the last slide
and all the slides in between.
To pick non-sequential
slides you need to use the control key. When you hold this
key down and click, slides from any location will be selected. Continue
to hold down the control key until you've selected all the slides
to be changed.
That's it - multiple-select
to your heart's content!
Tip of the Day
PowerPoint: Headers and Footers Demystified - Part 3
Welcome back to our
ongoing header and footer discussion! The previous two issues covered
the two big MS Office Suite programs (Word & Excel). Now it's time
to wrap up our discussion by addressing PowerPoint.
You will get to the
header and footer window in the same way you did in the other two programs:
View menu, Header and Footer choice. (This is one of the
good things about working with a suite of programs - they tend to be somewhat
consistent within the suite.)
Once you open the
Header and Footer window, you should find two tabs at the top: the Slide
tab and the Notes and Handouts tab.
Two? Two? Why two?
You see, in PowerPoint, you have two different types of header and footer
One set is displayed
on the slide(s) during the slide show. While, the
second set of headers and footers are for the printed notes and/or handouts
you may choose to use along with your slide show.
Let's begin with the
headers and footers for the slides.
As you begin to explore
this tab, you will find that the only things you can set here are in the
footer of the slide. You are allowed to set the date and time, slide number
and a field known as the footer.
For each option you
select, you will see in the preview pane a black box showing the placement
of the data you've entered. If you deselect an option, you will notice
that the box is outlined but not filled in.
First option up is
the date and time. Once you select this option, you will need to
choose between a form that is updated automatically or a fixed format.
Should you choose
automatic updates you need to select one of the options from the drop-down
list. If you want fixed information in this field, you should type something
into the data box. (The box becomes available after you select fixed.)
The data is displayed in the bottom left of the slide.
The next check-box
is to choose slide numbering. If you uncheck the box, your slide(s)
will not be numbered. (If you have a show that is non-linear - that is
it jumps around through buttons and is not shown sequentially -you may
want to consider turning off the slide numbers. After all, it confuses
most people when they jump from slide 3 to slide 9 then back to 6.) This
data is displayed in the bottom right of the slide.
is the third option you can choose to use. If you choose this option you
can type whatever data you choose into the data box. This will be displayed
in the center bottom of the slide.
Finally, at the bottom,
be sure to check the box if you do not want the footer information on
the title (first) slide.
Now that all the data
decisions are made you've got one more. You have to decide where to apply
If you click on the
Apply to All button, then all slides, including the master, will
have the data you've chosen.
The button labeled
Apply will put the data on the currently selected slide(s) only.
(For a method of selecting some, but not all, slides see the Computers
101 section above.)
button will take you out of the Header and Footer window without saving
any of your changes. If you use this one, make sure you mean it. How aggravating
is it to reset the same data again and again?
The Notes and Handouts
tab is pretty much the same as the Slide tab.
You'll find four data
options for these printed pages: Date and Time (fixed or updated automatically),
Header (data you type in), Page Number and Footer (data you type in).
In the preview, you'll
find that the choices you've selected are outlined darkly and any choices
you've deselected will have a thin outline.
Once the data decisions
are complete you only have two choices. First you can choose Apply
to All, which puts the data on all printed pages. Second, you can
choose to cancel, loosing all the data.
choices! So many choices - so little time
Well, there it is!
Now you're officially a header and footer expert. Next week we'll beef
up your expertise in some other area.
That's it for me,
be sure to take a minute and check out the special on Photo
Express we mentioned above. It really is an awesome program.
Have a great holiday