Re: Powerpoint - how to track changes?

Subject: Re: Powerpoint - how to track changes?
From: Tom Campbell <tomcampbell -at- EUDORAMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 06:48:48 -0700

The Help file for PowerPoint suggests tracking changes with MS Outlook's Journal feature, which I tried and found woefully lacking (surprise!). All it does is to tell you what file was changed; it doesn't actually track changes the way Word does.

I recently did a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting that went through 15 versions (6 of them on the last day!). I renamed them as <filename>a.ppt, <filename>b.ppt, etc., and some of the changes (especially those to the slide notes) were hand written, but for the most part I couldn't really go back and say what was changed when or who suggested the change.

One way around this would be to use Comments (turn on the Reviewing toolbar from the View menu), but note that they show up in the slide presentation unless you hide all comments or place them in the gray work area outside the live slide area.

Hope this helps.

Tom Campbell
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