Can Layouts be "locked" in 2007?

Can Layouts be "locked" in 2007?

Post by SnVnZ2xlcn » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 07:34:02


I just got an inquiry from a co-worker on something that I don't think is
possible but I'm asking to make sure I give the right answer.
My co-worker in the advertising dept has put together some PowerPoint 2007
templates for her dept to use. They do use the templates but she finds that
they sometimes "mess up" the templates.
For example, 1) type too much in the Title placeholder and the text becomes
too small 2) placeholders are moved
The question: she wants to know if the placeholders can be locked down or
the template can be locked down so the users don't change these things. She
wants to lock things down like she does in Excel. Is there any way to lock
down layouts or placeholders? As far as I know, no but maybe this is possible.
Any information related to this would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Jugglertwo
 
 
 

Can Layouts be "locked" in 2007?

Post by Steve Rind » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:31:07

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Jugglertwo



If each user can be required to run an add-in in their copy of PPT, the add-in
can make his kind of thing happen. Otherwise, no.

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Can Layouts be "locked" in 2007?

Post by SnVnZ2xlcn » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:05:01

Great to know that it is possible.
Steve, do you know which particular add-in allows this? Add-ins are allowed
where I work.
Thanks!
Jugglertwo
 
 
 

Can Layouts be "locked" in 2007?

Post by Steve Rind » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:06:23


I don't know of any add-ins that do just this; we've got this feature and quite a
few others in one of our add-ins and could do a custom one for you.

Give me a shout on steve at-sign pptools dot com if interested.






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