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Re: PDF and PowerPoint Heading Question


From: Mallory
Date: Feb 25, 2017 6:47AM

hey if people are planning on going to Microsoft at CSUN about
PowerPoints, I'd like to be there at the same time as well! Been
fighting a few things and would be good if there's someone everyone at
MS points to and says "oh talk to THAT one."


On Fri, Feb 24, 2017, at 06:05 PM, Karlen Communications wrote:
> The section dividers are H1's by default, or they should be. You can have
> more than one H1 in a PDF document and in a Word or PowerPoint document.
> I'm not sure that PowerPoint has the concept of headings other than H1
> and H2. I know if you create the content for a slide presentation in
> Word, you only use Heading 1 (Title Placeholder) and Heading 2 (Body
> Placeholder). You can't use an H3 to make a "nested list."
> There is currently no way to identify the default placeholders on slides
> as anything but what they are when tagged as PDF. I think Terrill asked
> about changing text boxes to headings or Title Placeholders in a post a
> couple of weeks ago and you can't do that.
> If anyone is going to CSUN, I suggest you talk to the Microsoft folk
> about making this possible in PowerPoint. I'm going to talk to them about
> cleaning up some of the Tags in PDF documents from both Word and
> PowerPoint and will mention the ability to reassign "heading Tags" . on
> both the default placeholders and for Text Boxes. In thinking about the
> comparison slide layout, we really would need the equivalent of an H3 for
> the subtitles on slides using that layout.
> Cheers, Karen
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> Subject: [WebAIM] PDF and PowerPoint Heading Question
> Hi All,
> If one uses the templates in PowerPoint, it automatically puts a H1 on
> the title page and then H2s on all the other slides. Is there any way to
> check this in PowerPoint? I know I can do it in Acrobat...
> Also if one has a presentation where you have a title slide with H1 and
> then H2s for the rest, except the are four re major section dividers in
> the presentation, do you have to then redo the tags to make those section
> dividers H2 and then the rest of the slides change to H3? I always
> assumed you did, but I wanted to double check.
> Is there any way to do this in PowerPoint in terms of changing the
> Heading levels? I know how to do it in PDFs...
> Thanks!
> Lisa
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