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Old May 31st, 2004, 08:56 PM
paul marcuzzo
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Default "Click here" box

I am sure this is really easy and I just can't see the
forest for the trees. On my title slide I want a "Click
here" box that automatically deletes that text and then
let's you start typing your text there. THe basic thing
I am after is for an instructor to see a box that
says "Your name here" and when he clicks in that text
box, that text is deleted and he's sitting there with
the "I" bar already justified in the center of it and
ready for him/her to type their name in for the
presentation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I have searched
and have not hit the right combination of words to turn
this answer up. I thought a placeholder was what I was
looking for, but I can't create those according to what I
found.

TIA
Paul Marcuzzo
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  #2  
Old May 31st, 2004, 09:06 PM
Troy @ TLC
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Default "Click here" box

This is a feature of using Master Slides. Most likely you have not added a
Title Master Slide to your Content Master Slide. Go to VIEW MASTER SLIDE
then INSERT NEW TITLE MASTER. Format the title slide with background,
position of two permitted text boxes and their font style - size - color -
etc.

Insert a new slide and change SLIDE DESIGN to Title Slide.

--
Best Regards,
Troy Chollar
TLC Creative Services, Inc. 760-639-1853 office
www.tlccreative.com 760-806-1853 fax
760-521-7401 cell
===========================================
Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
October 10-13, San Diego, CA
www.PowerPointLive.com
===========================================

"paul marcuzzo" wrote in message
...
I am sure this is really easy and I just can't see the
forest for the trees. On my title slide I want a "Click
here" box that automatically deletes that text and then
let's you start typing your text there. THe basic thing
I am after is for an instructor to see a box that
says "Your name here" and when he clicks in that text
box, that text is deleted and he's sitting there with
the "I" bar already justified in the center of it and
ready for him/her to type their name in for the
presentation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I have searched
and have not hit the right combination of words to turn
this answer up. I thought a placeholder was what I was
looking for, but I can't create those according to what I
found.

TIA
Paul Marcuzzo



  #3  
Old May 31st, 2004, 09:27 PM
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Default "Click here" box

Thanks Troy, but that doesn't allow me to change the text
of the placeholder box to "Your name here". I have seen
this done before and can't figure it out.
-----Original Message-----
This is a feature of using Master Slides. Most likely

you have not added a
Title Master Slide to your Content Master Slide. Go to

VIEW MASTER SLIDE
then INSERT NEW TITLE MASTER. Format the title slide

with background,
position of two permitted text boxes and their font

style - size - color -
etc.

Insert a new slide and change SLIDE DESIGN to Title

Slide.

--
Best Regards,
Troy Chollar
TLC Creative Services, Inc. 760-639-1853 office
www.tlccreative.com 760-806-1853 fax
760-521-7401 cell
===========================================
Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
===========================================

"paul marcuzzo" wrote in message
...
I am sure this is really easy and I just can't see the
forest for the trees. On my title slide I want

a "Click
here" box that automatically deletes that text and then
let's you start typing your text there. THe basic

thing
I am after is for an instructor to see a box that
says "Your name here" and when he clicks in that text
box, that text is deleted and he's sitting there with
the "I" bar already justified in the center of it and
ready for him/her to type their name in for the
presentation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I have

searched
and have not hit the right combination of words to turn
this answer up. I thought a placeholder was what I was
looking for, but I can't create those according to

what I
found.

TIA
Paul Marcuzzo



.

  #4  
Old May 31st, 2004, 10:26 PM
Bill Dilworth
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Default "Click here" box

Welcome to the dark side, you don't know the PowerPoint of the darkside.

VBA, do what you seek, for you , it will. (Sorry, I don't do Yoda well.
I'll stick with Bill instead.)


You will need to insert a textbox using the following technique:
View | Toolbars | Controls Toolbox
find the Textbox control, click on it, and draw the box on your slide.

Now you will want to add some code modify the textboxes appearance and
behavior:

From the editing window of PowerPoint, double click inside the textbox.
This action will bring up your VBE (Visual Basic Editor) window and begin a
sub routine for you. The first line of the code should read 'Private Sub
TextBox1_Change()'

Near the top, on the right, you will see a pulldown box that is labeled
Change. Pull this down and find GotFocus, click on it. A new sub routine
will appear labeled 'Private Sub TextBox1_GotFocus()'. Add the line
TextBox1.Text = "" inside this routine. If you want, you can delete the
first routine.

As of right now, your textbox will clear whenever someone clicks on it.

But you also want the text "Type your name here" to be centered within this
textbox, so... still in the VBE click on View | and select the Property
window. In this window, use the pulldown to select Textbox1. In the box
next to 'Text', add Type your name here. The look for the box below that
'Text Align' and change that to '2 - fmTextAlignCenter'.

This should do what you have asked.


--
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"paul marcuzzo" wrote in message
...
I am sure this is really easy and I just can't see the
forest for the trees. On my title slide I want a "Click
here" box that automatically deletes that text and then
let's you start typing your text there. THe basic thing
I am after is for an instructor to see a box that
says "Your name here" and when he clicks in that text
box, that text is deleted and he's sitting there with
the "I" bar already justified in the center of it and
ready for him/her to type their name in for the
presentation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I have searched
and have not hit the right combination of words to turn
this answer up. I thought a placeholder was what I was
looking for, but I can't create those according to what I
found.

TIA
Paul Marcuzzo



  #5  
Old May 31st, 2004, 10:59 PM
Troy @ TLC
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Default "Click here" box

Sorry for misunderstanding. Unless you possibly go with a custom VBA
solution this is not an option in PPT, as no version of PPT supports adding
editable elements to slide master (although there is hope for the next
version!).

--
Best Regards,
Troy Chollar
TLC Creative Services, inc.
troy at tlccreative dot com
================================================
Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
================================================

wrote in message
...
Thanks Troy, but that doesn't allow me to change the text
of the placeholder box to "Your name here". I have seen
this done before and can't figure it out.
-----Original Message-----
This is a feature of using Master Slides. Most likely

you have not added a
Title Master Slide to your Content Master Slide. Go to

VIEW MASTER SLIDE
then INSERT NEW TITLE MASTER. Format the title slide

with background,
position of two permitted text boxes and their font

style - size - color -
etc.

Insert a new slide and change SLIDE DESIGN to Title

Slide.

--
Best Regards,
Troy Chollar
TLC Creative Services, Inc. 760-639-1853 office
www.tlccreative.com 760-806-1853 fax
760-521-7401 cell
===========================================
Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
===========================================

"paul marcuzzo" wrote in message
...
I am sure this is really easy and I just can't see the
forest for the trees. On my title slide I want

a "Click
here" box that automatically deletes that text and then
let's you start typing your text there. THe basic

thing
I am after is for an instructor to see a box that
says "Your name here" and when he clicks in that text
box, that text is deleted and he's sitting there with
the "I" bar already justified in the center of it and
ready for him/her to type their name in for the
presentation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I have

searched
and have not hit the right combination of words to turn
this answer up. I thought a placeholder was what I was
looking for, but I can't create those according to

what I
found.

TIA
Paul Marcuzzo



.



  #6  
Old June 1st, 2004, 01:40 AM
Bill Dilworth
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Default "Click here" box

Been there, Troy. Many times. No worries.

When we strive to help others, we're allowed a little slack, I think.

Bill D.


"Troy @ TLC" wrote in message
news:V%[email protected]
Sorry for misunderstanding. Unless you possibly go with a custom VBA
solution this is not an option in PPT, as no version of PPT supports

adding
editable elements to slide master (although there is hope for the next
version!).

--
Best Regards,
Troy Chollar
TLC Creative Services, inc.
troy at tlccreative dot com
================================================
Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
================================================

wrote in message
...
Thanks Troy, but that doesn't allow me to change the text
of the placeholder box to "Your name here". I have seen
this done before and can't figure it out.
-----Original Message-----
This is a feature of using Master Slides. Most likely

you have not added a
Title Master Slide to your Content Master Slide. Go to

VIEW MASTER SLIDE
then INSERT NEW TITLE MASTER. Format the title slide

with background,
position of two permitted text boxes and their font

style - size - color -
etc.

Insert a new slide and change SLIDE DESIGN to Title

Slide.

--
Best Regards,
Troy Chollar
TLC Creative Services, Inc. 760-639-1853 office
www.tlccreative.com 760-806-1853 fax
760-521-7401 cell
===========================================
Featured Presenter, PowerPoint Live 2004
October 10-13, San Diego, CA www.PowerPointLive.com
===========================================

"paul marcuzzo" wrote in message
...
I am sure this is really easy and I just can't see the
forest for the trees. On my title slide I want

a "Click
here" box that automatically deletes that text and then
let's you start typing your text there. THe basic

thing
I am after is for an instructor to see a box that
says "Your name here" and when he clicks in that text
box, that text is deleted and he's sitting there with
the "I" bar already justified in the center of it and
ready for him/her to type their name in for the
presentation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I have

searched
and have not hit the right combination of words to turn
this answer up. I thought a placeholder was what I was
looking for, but I can't create those according to

what I
found.

TIA
Paul Marcuzzo


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