Powerpoint Portrait and Landscape orientation in the same file...
Posted on 2011-09-30
I know, believe me. This is not the correct use for Powerpoint, it is a presentation tool not a print tool. With that said, there are many large powerpoints in our company that people are maintaining the Landscape and Portrait pages in separate files. They print both and then put them together in the A, B kind of pattern. These files are updated each month, so there is a new file every month with links to lots of excel spreadsheets in them. I looked in to linking each slide in a word document and changing the orientation there, the problem is, you need to link to a specific slide using SlideID. SlideID is not easy to find for your average user, plus if the SlideIDs change it can be a very manual process to fix 90+ links. I would much prefer to use SlideIndex, so if they moved slides around, the second page of the Word file will always link to the first page of the landscape Powerpoint file. I am also not keen on how large this file will be, and the possible tendency for these heavily linked files to have corruption issues.
Does anyone out there have a solution to this problem. I am trying to get them to move to Word for this, but that will be a long process.
BTW we are on Office 2007.