recurring/linked text boxes (bookmark or linked field?)
I'm sometimes called on to create reports in PPT. If useful, those reports may get replicated for another dept, or may turn into something that is updated monthly.
There are often pieces of information that are repeated across multiple (but not all) slides. Manual updating of every textbox (that should all have the same content) is tedious, and when there are dozens or even hundreds of slides, sometimes something gets missed due to human error. The ideal solution would be some way to 'enter once, update all' to ensure that these text boxes all get updated correctly.
I'm in an environment where I've been told not to write/use VBA, and we are not allowed to install plug-ins due to security concerns.
The textboxes may not be located in the same position on each slide, so slide master may not be ideal?
In addition, there may be multiple pieces of info that gets repeated on different (and overlapping) slides, and I haven't found a way to make that work with slide master.
field 1 might show on slides 1, 3, 4, 5, and 10
field 2 might show on slides 1,2,3, and 6-10
field 3 might show on slides 6-10 only
So, any (relatively easy/straightforward) way to copy a textbox, and maybe 'paste special/linked text' to other slides would be a godsend.
I don't have a strong preference for whether formatting (color, font, size) transferred... just having the text update would be a huge help
Gilberto Serra commented
Link text boxes between slides, example: If there is a specific text box on slide 1 that i need to update constantly but that same text box is copied on slide 3 so instead of copy and paste each time it would be helpful if the was a way to link textboxes between slides. Similar to Excel when you link cells between sheets and all you have to do is update the master.
I want to be able to link text boxes on different slides. For example, if I have a text box on slide 1, I want to be able to link text boxes on other slides to that text box on slide 1 so other text boxes automatically update if the text box on slide 1 is updated.
Phibion Makuwerere commented
Yes, I also wish Microsoft can add the "create link" function that links text of two textboxes, like in Ms Word
Linking a text box on a slide to a note pad file and also the ability to link a text box from one slide to another text box on another slide.
When you create a weekly Power Point slide show, it would be so helpful to be able to quickly update old information from a text file and also to link the same textbox to another slide.