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Re: Distinguishing between text boxes and content regions


From: Jim Allan
Date: Apr 25, 2016 8:14AM

I have always used the outline view
View Menu > Outline View ... this is what you are printing.
I checked out the PPT Office 2016 Selection Pane (thanks Jon). on the right
of the slide element is an "eye" icon, this toggles the element (making it
appear and disappear). Alas, you still have to dig to see if images have
appropriate 'alt's


On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:20 AM, Sean Keegan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello PowerPoint gurus,
> Is there a simple method for distinguishing between text boxes and content
> placeholder regions in a PowerPoint file or in the Slide Master view?
> The only method I can remember is that content placeholder regions - those
> that are part of the slide template - have the six PPT icons displayed
> prior to adding any content.
> I am reviewing a PPT file for a colleague and it appears that the slides
> have a mix of true content placeholder regions and text boxes that have
> been formatted to look as text placeholder regions. I did a quick test and
> saved the presentation as an RTF file and that is when I noticed some
> slides had content whereas other slides were missing content.
> Any ideas appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Sean
> > > > >

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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