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Thread: PPT help

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    Barrista
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    PPT help

    How do I show hidden characters (reveal formatting) in PowerPoint?

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    what do u mean by hidden characters?

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    You know, spaces, tabs, soft & hard returns...

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    not sure if i'm right, but i dun think its possible in ppt..

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    Stupid Microsoft.

    Bad enough they won't let you keep formatting from one document to another or let you keep formatting when pasting over text...

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    Phil I have checked and rechecked using Power Point 2003, I am unable to fine any way to show hidden characters...when I think about it that does kind of suck. The work around would be to copy from Power Point and paste into Word...and that too is a pain in the what's it...but it works.

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    Phil, you might try pasting your text into Notepad and then copying and pasting from there into PPT. This also works for other apps including PS. I use it all the time for Director.

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    Yeah. It just doesn't help when someone has already supplied half-formatted text because I'll have to redo the entire thing. I was trying to copy/paste some stuff from to/from TextEdit for minor editing, but everytime I would paste it back it would change my left-aligned 18 point Myriad to 24 point center-aligned Arial and destroy any semblance of tabs.



    EDIT: Yeah, Frank, on a PC this would be a breeze. Notepad rules. This new Mac, I'm not so sure about. (Yeah, they got me the new Quad-Zion thingy and I STILL prefer PC, even though this stupid thing actually turns off when I ask it to).

    [Edited on 10/5/2006 by Phil_The_Rodent]

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    Phil,

    When you paste from another application you can choose to keep the source fomatting, this should solve your problem. Or at least it works for me.

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    That would be great Jim. Where do I set that up?

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