This table shows all the different rules that Veodin SlideProof will check PowerPoint presentations for.

CategoryCodeTypeTitleDescriptionLevelBuilt-In
ContentPRHYWarningHyphenated WordsIndicates words that are hyphenated in different ways. Hyphenation detection includes parts of words separated by hyphen, whitespace or not separated at all.Level1Yes
ContentPRPLWarningProofing LanguagesIndicates that Proofing language settings are not consistent throughout the presentation.Level1Yes
ContentPRSNWarningWrong Slide NumbersIndicates a slide number placeholder that differs from the expected slide number. This warning may result from copying a slide from another presentation or modifying the slide number manually.Level1Yes
ContentPRUAWarningUpdate AgendaIndicates that the Agenda should be updated.Level1Yes
ContentSHPPWarningPunctuation of Bullet ListsIndicates that some items in a Bullet list end on period while other don't.Level1Yes
ContentTXCBWarningMissing Closing BracketsWarns about missing closing brackets.Level1Yes
ContentTXDSWarningDouble SpacesIndicates duplicate spacesLevel1Yes
ContentTXPWWarningSpacing of colonsIndicates a different number of spaces after colons.Level1Yes
ContentSLFNWarningFootnotesIndicates missing footnotes or footnote references, duplicate footnote numbers, footnotes not starting with '1' and gaps in numbering.

Note: This warning does not recognize footnote references in images, embedded objects or written with normal (non-superscript) font. In this case this warning can be ignored.
Level2Yes
ContentSLSNWarningMissing/Excess Slide NumberIndicates a missing slide number on a slide.

If 50% or more of the slides contain a slide number placeholder, every slide not containing one creates a warning (Missing Slide Number).

If less than 50% of the slides contain a slide number placeholder, every slide containing one creates a warning (Excess Slide Number).

If every slide using a certain layout lacks a slide number placeholder, all these slides are excluded.
Level2Yes
ContentTIPUWarningTitle PunctuationSome slide titles end on periods or other punctuation marks while others do not.Level2Yes
ContentTXPSWarningPunctuation SpacesIndicates invalid spaces around period, comma, exclamation mark, question mark and brackets.Level2Yes
ContentTXQMWarningMissing Quotation MarksWarns about missing quotation marks.Level2Yes
ContentTXSSWarningSlash SpacingWarns about inconsistent spacing around slash.Level2Yes
FormattingPHBFWarningPlaceholder Bullet FormatThis slide element is a placeholder and its Bullet formats on each indent-level was defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide some Bullet formats are different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level2Yes
LayoutPHMLWarningPlaceholder Layout (Position, Size, Alignment, ...)This placeholder is different from its definition in the slide master. It is best practice to either return the placeholder’s layout to its defaults or apply the change to the definition in the slide master.

The compared attributes are: position, size, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, autosize and wordwrap.

Warnings without visual impact are always shown on level 4. For example if only the autosize attribute is different.
Level2Yes
LayoutPHTOWarningPlaceholder Text OrientationThis slide element is a placeholder and its Text Orientation (Horizontal, Rotated, ...) was defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide the Outline style is different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level2Yes
LayoutSHL0WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the left edge of the highlighted shapes differs while the right edge is aligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level2Yes
LayoutSHL1WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the left edges of the highlighted shapes are misaligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level2Yes
LayoutSHT0WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the top edge of the highlighted shapes differs while the bottom edge is aligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level2Yes
LayoutSHT1WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the top edges of the highlighted shapes are misaligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level2Yes
LayoutSHWSWarningShapes Outside of Slide AreaIndicates that a shape is partly outside the slide area. If it is a placeholder, only its occurrence in the Slide Master or Layout creates a warning.Level2Yes
ContentSLNFWarningNumber of Decimal PlacesThe numbers on the current slide show a different number of decimal places.

It is considered best practice to use the same number of decimal places for comparable numbers.
Level3Yes
ContentTICAWarningTitle CapitalizationSlide titles are inconsistently capitalized. Different capitalizations can be 'Title Case', 'Sentence Case', 'Capitalized', 'Lower Case' and 'Upper Case'. Compatible titles are grouped.Level3Yes
FormattingPHFCWarningPlaceholder Font ColorThis slide element is a placeholder and its Font color was defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide the Font color is different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level3Yes
FormattingPHFEWarningPlaceholder Title Emphasis (Bold, Italic, Underline)This slide element is a title placeholder and its text emphasis was defined in the slide master layout. On the current slide, however, the text emphasis is different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the title’s emphasis to its defaults or apply the emphasis change to the definition in the slide master and make it permanent for this presentation.Level3Yes
FormattingPHFFWarningPlaceholder Font Name and SizeThis slide element is a placeholder and its Font name and size were defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide the Font format is different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level3Yes
FormattingPHFIWarningPlaceholder Fill StyleThis slide element is a placeholder and its Fill style was defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide the Fill style is different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level3Yes
FormattingPHOUWarningPlaceholder Outline StyleThis slide element is a placeholder and its Outline style was defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide the Outline style is different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level3Yes
FormattingPRBFWarningBullet FormatsIndicated different combinations of bullet formats per indent-level are used throughout the presentation.

Note: This check excludes placeholder shapes.
Level3Yes
FormattingSHFLWarningFont FormatsIndicates that there were different Font formats used within a single line of text. It is considered best practice to avoid mixing different fonts within running text.Level3Yes
FormattingSHLSWarningLine SpacingIndicates that Line Spacing is not set consistently for all lines of a shape. Using consistent Line Spacing greatly supports readability and visual clarity.Level3Yes
FormattingSHSCWarningColor SchemeIndicates that a shape's fill, outline or text color is outside the presentation's Color Scheme or Additional Colors.

The default fix sets the color to the nearest color from the master color palette. The nearest color is calculated based on the distance of the two colors in the RGB color space.
Level3Yes
FormattingSLBIWarningBullet IndentsIndicates items in a Bullet list have different indents. This results in inconsistent space between the left edge to bullet and bullet to text.

The indents are three values: left-indent, first-line-indent and leading whitespace.

The check works per slide and bullet level.
Level3Yes
LayoutLAALWarningAlignment of Placeholders over LayoutsIndicates that on different layouts, shapes regarded as similar have a different position, size, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, autosize or wordwrap.Level3Yes
LayoutPHMAWarningPlaceholder MarginsThis slide element is a placeholder and its text margin was defined in the slide master layout. However, on the current slide some attributes of the shape are different from the original definition. It is best practice to either return the shape’s attributes to its defaults or apply the attribute changes to the definitions in the slide master and make them permanent for this presentation.Level3Yes
LayoutPRALWarningAlignment of Shapes over SlidesIndicates that on different slides, shapes regarded as similar were moved.Level3Yes
LayoutSHB0WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the bottom edge of the highlighted shapes differs while the top edge is aligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level3Yes
LayoutSHB1WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the bottom edges of the highlighted shapes are misaligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level3Yes
LayoutSHCMWarningCell MarginsIndicates a table with different cell margins.Level3Yes
LayoutSHL0, SHL1, SHT0, SHT1, SHR0, SHR1, SHB0, SHB1WarningAlignment of Shapes on SlideIndicates that shapes on a slide are misaligned.Level3Yes
LayoutSHR0WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the right edge of the highlighted shapes differs while the left edge is aligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level3Yes
LayoutSHR1WarningAlignment of shapes on slideIndicates that the right edges of the highlighted shapes are misaligned.

Grouping: Type, AutoShapeType, PlaceholderType, IsTransparent
Min deviation: 0.2 points
Max deviation: 3.0 points
Level3Yes
LayoutSLOTWarningOverlapping TextsIndicates texts in shapes that overlap.Level3Yes
MasterPRMCInformationNumber of Slide MastersMore than one Slide Masters are detected. This has a negative impact on performance of PowerPoint and the file size. If you need help to remove the Slide Master please write to help@veodin.comLevel3Yes
FormattingPRHAToolShape Outline Arrow StyleDisplays the frequency of usage of all line arrow styles throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHBToolBold Text ColorDisplays the frequency of usage of Font color used for bold text.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHDToolShape Outline Dash StyleDisplays the frequency of usage of all outline dash styles throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHFToolShape Fill ColorDisplays the frequency of usage of all shape fill colors throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHNToolFont UsageDisplays the frequency of usage of all font type/size combinations throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHOToolShape Outline ColorDisplays the frequency of usage of all shape outline colors throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHTToolFont ColorDisplays the frequency of usage of all font colors throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
FormattingPRHWToolShape Outline WeightDisplays the frequency of usage of all line weights throughout the presentation.Level4Yes
StylePRFNInformationNumber of Used FontsThe number of font types that were used in this presentation exceeds 3. It is considered best practice to use as few different font type and font size combinations as possible. Use the Font histogram to identify occurrences of the least frequently used fonts and change them.Level4Yes
StylePRFSInformationNumber of Used Font SizesThe number of font sizes that were used in this presentation exceeds 5. It is considered best practice to use as few different font type and font size combinations as possible. Use the Font histogranm to identify occurrences of the least frequently used fonts and change them.Level4Yes
ContentMCDPWarningDuplicate PlaceholderIndicates that a Placeholder (Source, Footnote, On-Page Tracker, Unit of Measure) has been used multiple times on the same slide.

Note: There is no possibility to fix the warning automatically. Please delete all but one placeholder occurrences on this slide manually. Also note this warning suppresses other placeholder layout warnings!
Level1No
ContentPRSNWarningWrong Slide NumbersIndicates a slide number placeholder that differs from the expected slide number. This warning may result from copying a slide from another presentation or modifying the slide number manually.Level1No
FinalizationADSTWarningDraft StickersVisibile Draft stickers were found. After finalization, no Draft stickers should be visible.Level1No
FormattingADTTWarningTitle TabIndicates that a Title indent is missing.Level1No
FormattingATTMWarningTextbox MarginsIndicates wrong textbox margins.

Transparent textboxes should have a margin of 0". Textboxes with background should have a margin of 0.08".

Note: Tombstone shapes are excluded from this rule.
Level1No
FormattingKPMFWarningMaster FontIndicates a different font name than set in the master.Level1No
FormattingMCASWarningTextBox AutofitIndicates that one or more textboxes are not set to Autofit (i.e. to resize automatically to fit the contained text).

The following shapes are not checked: Textboxes with non-transparent fill or outline, Think-cell shapes, boats.
Level1No
FormattingMCBCWarningText Color BoldIndicates that bold text is not using the same color on a slide.

The following shapes are not checked: Title placeholder, Think-cell shapes.
Level1No
FormattingMCBFWarningBullet FormatIndicates a different bullet format than defined in the master. This includes:

- Symbol Font
- Symbol Character
- Symbol Relative Size
- Symbol Color
- Indents


The following shapes are not checked: Think-cell shapes.

Note: This warning suppresses all other bullet (PHBF, PRBF) and indents (SLBI) warnings!

If the fix fails: Please use "Fix Text Boxes" from the McKinsey BA Tools on the Home Ribbon as SlideProof can not fix this textbox's bullet format.
Level1No
FormattingMCCFWarningColor Scheme FillIndicates that a shape's fill color is outside the presentation's Color Scheme.

The default fix sets the color to Accent 1.
Level1No
FormattingMCCOWarningColor Scheme OutlineIndicates that a shape's outline color is outside the presentation's Color Scheme.

The default fix sets the color to Accent 6.
Level1No
FormattingMCCTWarningColor Scheme FontIndicates that a shape's font color is outside the presentation's Color Scheme.

The default fix sets the color to Text 1.
Level1No
FormattingMCFSWarningFont SizeIndicates more than one font size used on slide.

The following shapes are not checked: placeholders, Think-cell shapes, boats, stickers, legends.

Note: This warning suppresses warnings of multiple font sizes per line of text (SHFL).
Level1No
FormattingMCGFWarningShape Gradient FillIndicates that a shape has gradient fill.Level1No
FormattingMCHDWarningShape Outline Dash StyleIndicates more than one outline dash styles used on slide.Level1No
FormattingMCHWWarningShape Outline WeightIndicates more than one outline weight used on slide.Level1No
FormattingMCMFWarningMaster FontIndicates a different font name than set in the master.Level1No
FormattingMCNCWarningText Color Non-boldIndicates that non-bold text is not using the same color on a slide.

The following shapes are not checked: Placeholders except body, Think-cell shapes.
Level1No
FormattingMCSEWarningShape EffectsIndicates that one or more shapes on this slide have an shape effect applied. Detected effects are shadow, reflection, glow, soft edges, bevel, 3D rotation and their combinations. Pressing fix will remove the shape effects from all affected shapes. Individual changes can be made manually via the "Shape Effects" menu in PowerPoint.Level1No
LayoutADMOWarningHarvey Balls RatioIndicates that a Harvey Ball with an aspect ratio other than 1.0 was found.Level1No
LayoutADOAWarningPosition Office AddressIndicates that an Office Address box is not at its designated position.Level1No
LayoutATWSWarningShapes Outside of Slide Body AreaIndicates that an object is partly outside the defined slide body area (workspace).

Ignore warning if the object has a transparent background.

Slide body area is smaller if a Tombstone shape is present. For details on the dimension check the branding guideline document.
Level1No
MasterATOLWarningOutdated LayoutsIndicates that an outdated layout is used on one or more slides.

Change all slides to use a layout from the most current master (2014).
Level1No
FinalizationBACOWarningComment BoxVisible Comment Boxes were found. After finalization, no Comment Boxes should be visible.Level2No
FinalizationBADRWarningDraft StickersVisible Draft Stickers were found. After finalization, no Draft Stickers should be visible.Level2No
FormattingBABFWarningBullet FormatIndicates a Bullet Format which does not comply to Company Standard.

Note: This warning suppresses all other bullet (PHBF, PRBF) and indents (SLBI) warnings!
Level2No
FormattingBATEWarningTitle EmphasisIndicates an invalid Title text emphasis. Within the Title, only Clean or Bold text emphasis is valid.Level2No
FormattingKPTMWarningTextbox MarginsIndicates wrong textbox margins.

Textboxes and table cells should have a mininum margin of 0.15cm.
Level2No
FormattingPTFFWarningFootnotes Box Font/SizeIndicates that a Footnotes box doesn't use Arial 10pt.Level2No
FormattingPTSFWarningSource Box Font/SizeIndicates that a Source box does not use Arial 10pt.Level2No
LayoutBAHBWarningHarvey Balls RatioIndicates that a Harvey Ball with an aspect ratio other than 1.0 was found.Level2No
LayoutBAN0WarningNotes/Source Box Position (Letter)Indicates that a Notes/Source box is not at its designated position.Level2No
LayoutBAN1WarningNotes/Source Box Position (A4)Indicates that a Notes/Source box is not at its designated position.Level2No
LayoutKPWSWarningWorkspaceIndicates that an object is partly outside the workspace.

Ignore warning if the object has a transparent background.
Level2No
LayoutPTFPWarningFootnotes Box PositionIndicates that a Footnotes box is not at its designated position.Level2No
LayoutPTSPWarningSource Box PositionIndicates that a Source box is not at its designated position.Level2No
FormattingKPBFWarningBullet FormatIndicates a different bullet format than defined in the master. This includes:

- Symbol Font
- Symbol Character
- Symbol Relative Size
- Symbol Color
- Indents

The following shapes are not checked: Think-cell shapes.

Note: This warning suppresses all other bullet (PHBF, PRBF) and indents (SLBI) warnings!
Level3No
FormattingMCLSWarningLine Spacing per Font and SlideIndicates that Line Spacing is not set consistently for all similar fonts on this slide.

The following shapes are not checked: Think-cell shapes.
Level3No
ContentATMSWarningBreaking Space in Comany NameIndicates usage of a breaking space in the Company Name.Level4No