RE: Linking graphics in Powerpoint presentations - a dream?

Subject: RE: Linking graphics in Powerpoint presentations - a dream?
From: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 10:28:52 -0600

Try this.

1. Open the graphic in a graphics program. (To test this out,
I opened a *.gif file in MS Photo Editor)

2. Copy the image to the clip board.

3. Open your PowoerPoint presentation and go to the slide where
you want the image.

4. Select Edit --> Paste Special. This opens the Paste Special
dialog box.

5. Click on the Paste Link option button.

6. Click OK. This will paste your image into your slide

Now, if you select Edit, the Links menu item should be available.
When you update, just make sure PowerPoint updates it as the correct
graphics type.

Let us know how it works.


> Subject: Linking graphics in PowerPoint presentations - a dream?
> From: "Tybi Kapiloff" <teknicol -at- inter -dot- net -dot- il>
> Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 23:02:15 +0200
> X-Message-Number: 45

> I am creating PowerPoint presentations using PowerPoint 2000 on a
> 2000 system.

> I would like to be able to insert graphics using Insert > Picture >
> File > Insert > Link to file. I tried inserting graphics this way. I
> went back to my graphics program and amended the graphic. No changes
> made to the original graphic in PowerPoint.

> I can't update the links either as under Edit, Link is grayed out.

> Any help would be very much appreciated as the presentations are
> graphic heavy and I need to keep my work up-to-date as the files are
> constantly being reviewed.

> If there is no way to link graphics in Powerpoint, is there another
> that you can suggest that can be used for training sessions? I
> obviously require the program to link graphics...

> Many thanks,

> Tybi


John Fleming
Technical Writer
Edmonton, Alberta
email: johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca


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