How to use – Template Changer

 

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Open Template Changer
6.3 Select Destination Template
6.4 Select Layout
6.5 Apply New Template
6.6 Finalize
6.7 Advanced

 


6.1 Introduction

  1. You have a slide, which you want to have another layout
Before
  1. You try to:
    • Copy-Paste the wanted layout
    • Use Default PowerPoint conversion
After PPT
  1. You don’t like the result, and give SlideProof Template Changer a try

 

6.2 Open Template Changer

  1. Select “Change Template…” under the SlideProof ribbon button “New & Template”
Ribbon
  1. SlideProof Template Changer will start
Pane

 

6.3 Select Destination Template

  1. When you first open the Template Changer, the pane will look as follows
No Template Selected
  1. Select a destination template to change to. If your presentation does not contain the wanted template, you can load it from another presentation
Select Destination Template

 

6.4 Select Layout

  1. Choose the slide layout from the selected destination template you want to apply to the current slide
Select Destination Layout

 

6.5 Apply New Template

  1. To apply the new template to the current slide, click “Change”
  2. To apply the new template to all slides, click “Change All”
Apply New Template
  1. To undo the last changes, click “Undo”
Undo Apply New Template

 

6.6 Finalize

  1. At the end, finalize and remove the unused Templates
Finalize
  1. The result after using SlideProof Template Changer
After SlideProof

 

6.7 Advanced

  1. You can customize the conversion, if you want. Expand the “Settings” region
  2. Following processors are available:
    • Placeholders: Keep positions and formatting – Prevents “jumping” placeholders. Maintains position, size, margins, word wrap, anchors and bullets of all placeholders, excluding title placeholder.
    • Placeholders: Keep positions and formatting – Prevents “jumping” placeholders. Maintains position, size, margins, word wrap, anchors and bullets of all placeholders, excluding title placeholder.
    • Placeholders: Keep text emphasis and font size – Prevents losing text formats. Maintains font emphasis (bold, italic, underlined, etc.) and font size in all placeholders, excluding the title placeholder.
    • Placeholders: Delete empty placeholders – Deletes empty placeholders and those created during conversion by PowerPoint.
    • Delete duplicate slide numbers – Deletes slide number placeholders, if there is a custom slide number shape in the destination template. PowerPoint slide number placeholders are those inserted via the “Header & Footer” dialog. Custom slide number shapes are any shapes in the layout that contain PowerPoint’s slide number field (<#>). It can be created via Insert > Slide Number.
    • Convert textbox bullets – Converts bullets inside textboxes and tables, since PowerPoint only converts bullets inside placeholders. Regardless of the setting, PowerPoint converts bullets inside placeholders. Custom bullets are kept without conversion. Custom bullets are those symbols that are not defined in the old slide master. For example, when checkmark symbols are used occasionally instead of standard round bullets.
Settings
  1. You can customize colors for fill, outline, font and bullet colors. Check the “Custom Color Mapping” checkbox and expand the wanted region
  2. Colors are converted according to custom conversion rules. PowerPoint converts colors by index position in the theme. For example Background1 White to Background1 Black. Change the destination color in the dropdown to achieve a better conversion. For example Background1 White to Background2 White. Note: This forces non-theme colors into closest matching color from the original color scheme.
Colors
  1. Templates can be also loaded from the library
Load From Library
  1. Conversion settings can be saved as an XML file. This may be very useful if you want to save your custom color mappings
XML Settings
  1. You can also edit XML Settings manually

Edit Settings
 

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