First and Last Page of a Powerpoint

Hello All;
What is the First and Last page of a Powerpoint project called?

Thanks.
Carrzkiss
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAsked:
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
This sounds a bit like a class homework or test question -- is it?
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
:)
Lets see, I am 38 yrs old, and have been out of school since I was 16.
So, nope, would not be schoolwork, even though at times, I do wish I was back in school again.

OK.
Besides the normal "Is this school work"
Do you know the answer.

And to add, (Which I should have stated in the message)
I have been on EE since 2001, I know the rules.

OK People.
Any one know the answer to this one?

Carrzkiss
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Hello carrzkiss,

Are you asking in regard to VBA then one solution would be:

application.ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Name
application.ActivePresentation.Slides(application.ActivePresentation.Slides.Count).Name

Regards,
Chris
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
No offense intended, carrzkiss, but if you have been on EE for years, then you know we get a lot of that.  Your question has no context.

A simple answer that is correct would be "Title" and "Conclusion", but I doubt that is what you are looking for, so perhaps if you gave some context information about what you need this for, or why you are asking, it would be easier to help.
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
OK.
I am going to start making online tutorials.
And Powerpoint is one of the programs that I am going to use to present the turorials.
So.
Without doing something that I only know how to use, I would also like to "know" a little more about it.
(Like my Web Developer and Software Development programs, I know inside and out)
So, now it is time to learn something more about PP.

(To Chris, No, that is not what I was asking)

When you create a Project in PP the first page that is made in the project is called:?
Either [Title] (or) [Introduction] (or) [???]

Last Page
[Last Title] (or) [End Slide] (or) [Conclusion]  (Conclusion may be what I am needing)

So.
That should clear it up, and answer all questions needed.

And as for the original post not having no context.. It was straight forward.
Anyway, different people in different Zones here on EE have their own ways of looking
At people's information and determining rather it is legit for EE or not, so in most cases they
Assume that it is not legit and ask the question [School Project]
Which gives to the old say.... Guilt until proven innocent.

Have a good one.
Carrzkiss
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Default is that the first page is called "Slide1" with each subsequent slide increenting the number ... or am I miissing something?

Chris
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DanielJayCommented:
They are the similar to Excel sheets, Sheet One, Sheet Two etc. You can change their name to something a little relevant if you need to.

There is also an option to not end the presentation on a black empty slide - which may be helpful for your online tutorial.
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
carrzkiss

I really don't think that there is a specific term for the first and last slide of a PowerPoint presentation.

You mention that when you create a presentation you get the first slide called [Title], well I can't replicate that.

I can create a presentation with the first slide based on an AutoLayout called Title Slide which has 2 Place Holder shapes on it.
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
You may want to check out this site:   http://visual-arts-academy.com

It has a nice online course in the effective use of PowerPoint.  It's called Dynamic Presentations with PowerPoint, and I am the teacher.  

It starts with the mechanics, but most of the course is about making attractive and interesting presentations.  There is a charge for the course, but it is not very much, and if you are going to use PP for online tutorials, it does cover web presentations.
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
imnorie:
I was using that as an Example. Not being literal on it.
Thanks for your information on the title=slide title issue.
Thanks for the information to everyone here.
Yodercm.
Thanks for the link, I may not be using it personally myself, but as long as the site is still there
In a few years, I will be contacting you again on it, as I am working on a major project
That will be ready for Start in about 2 years that your site "Being a Tutorial Education Site", will come in very helpful. So, be looking forward to talking to you about your site then.

I will be back in here in a few days to post and award.
Thanks All;

Carrzkiss
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GlennaShawCommented:
FYI, PowerPoint (within the application itself) uses the Slide Title Placeholder to name the slides.  These are how slides will be named if you are adding interactivity to your presentations.  You can easily see the slide titles by clicking on the Outline tab in the left pane of the application.
PowerPoint's first slide is often referred to as the title slide, but there is no formal designation as such.  Therefore the first and last slide are called whatever you want them to be.  (note, VB code is different, as the others have described).
Since you're developing on-line training, you might be interested in some products that make PowerPoint SCORM compliant and integrate with most LMS.
http://www.articulate.com/
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

And I have this free tutorial that explains about creating interactive PowerPoint: http://www.pptmagic.com/articles/dynamicppt.htm
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
thanks all.
Thought that I took care of this the other day.

Have a good weekend.
Carrzkiss
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