How to use – Agenda


1.1 Agenda Pane
1.2 Add Sections
1.3 Edit Sections
1.4 Agenda Settings
1.5 Reorder Slides
1.6 Update Agenda
1.7.Apply Design
1.8 Make your own Agenda


1.1 Agenda Pane

  1. Select “Agenda” under the SlideProof ribbon
  2. Click “Show/Hide Agenda”
Show/Hide Agenda
  1. The Agenda pane will open on the right side of the window. We will discuss it more in detail in the following sections.
Agenda Pane


1.2 Add Sections

  1. Click “Add Section” button to add a new section
  2. New section “Untitled Section” will be added to the Agenda
Add Section


1.3 Edit Sections

  1. Type the new section name and click “Update” or the “Enter” key to change the topic
  2. Select the “Subsection” box if you want it to be a subsection
  3. Type the responsible person’s name in
  4. Enter the start time (if on a Title section) or duration
Current Section
  1. Alternatively, right click on the section heading
  2. Select “Edit Section…” to open Agenda pane
Edit Section


1.4 Agenda Settings

  1. You can add or remove slides to the Agenda
    • Agenda Slides
    • Table of Contents
    • Subsections
  2. You can likewise modify Agenda Content
    • Section Number
    • Responsible Person
    • Time-Slot (Adds “Start time”)
    • Duration
    • Slide Number
Agenda Settings


1.5 Reorder Slides

  1. Left click and hold the slide you want to move
  2. Drag the slide to the desired location and drop
Reorder Sections


1.6 Update Agenda

  1. Select “Agenda” under the SlideProof ribbon
  2. Select “Update Agenda” to update the section and slide numbers
Update Agenda


1.7 Apply Design

  1. Select “Library” under the SlideProof ribbon
  2. Click on “Agendas” to open the Library
  3. Select a design from the Library and double click to insert
Agenda Library


1.8 Make your own Agenda

  1. Click “Agenda” under the SlideProof ribbon
  2. Select “Edit Agenda Layout”
  1. Use the Selection Pane (Alt+F10) to make hidden shapes of the Agenda visible
  1. You can edit the color and font without ungrouping the sections
  1. If you want to add or remove shapes you will need to ungroup the sections and then group them again when you are done editing
  2. You can also add text placeholders – valid text placeholders are:
    • Section number
      • <N> for Arabic number 1, 2, 3 (Default)
      • <R> for Roman numeral I, II, III
      • <RL> for lower-case Roman numeral i, ii, iii
      • <A> for alphabetic character A, B, C
      • <AL> for lower-case Alphabetic character
    • Section title <TEXT>
    • <RESPONSIBLE> for reponsible person
    • <TIMESLOT>
    • <DURATION>
    • <P> for slide / page number
  3. Ungroup/Group shapes is done in the “Arrange” menu under the SlideProof ribbon
  1. Group the shapes together into sections after editing and make sure the names are correct before you proceed
  2. You will get the corrent section names automatically by selecting “Rename Agenda Layout Groups” in the “Agenda” menu
  1. This can also be done manually by double clicking the section heading in the selection pane
  2. Expected groups names are:
    • SP Agenda Section
    • SP Agenda Section Highlight
    • SP Agenda Subsection
    • SP Agenda Subsection Highlight
  3. Any shapes or images inside the groups will appear on the agenda slides
  4. If you want the agenda to be vertically centered on each Agenda slide, rename this layout to: SP Agenda Vertical
  5. Exit the “Master view” and update the agenda to see the changes

Creating Divider pages that only contain the Section name

  1. Create a normal design for “SP TOC”
  2. Then for “SP Agenda”
    1. Move all groups to the same vertical position
    2. Reduce the height of all elements to 0
    3. Move all non-highlighted groups outside of the chart and change the font to white

Default Agenda Designs

When an agenda gets created the agenda design is searched for in the following order:

  1. Current Document (Layout named “SP Agenda” or “SP TOC”)
  2. Defaults.spzip (containing an agenda design)
  3. The hard-coded SlideProof Agenda default

Storing options for Agenda Designs

When creating an agenda design you have the following options to store them:

  1. Publish as Master Template – any documents based on this file will have the same agenda design
  2. Publish as Agenda Design – the agenda design appears in the Libary and can be manually applied to the current document. This is good for publishing alternative designs with different columns etc.
  3. Publish as Default Agenda Design – save the file as “Defaults.pptx” and Publish as Agenda or Mixed Mode. This will store the agenda design to be the default for presentations where no agenda design is in.


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