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Windows 7: PowerPoint 2007 default settings

20 Sep 2011   #1
ukthesis

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PowerPoint 2007 default settings

How do I alter the DEFAULT settings on 2007 PowerPoint? In particular, I have to constantly change the default setting on the Shapes option, to thicken the lines and to blacken them (they are normally blue coloured). This takes up quite a time, having to do this each time manually. Thanks.


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22 Sep 2011   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This looks like the method you need:
Set new formatting defaults for a shape or text box - PowerPoint - Office.com

Quote:
PowerPoint

  1. Add the shape or text box that you want to change the formatting defaults for.
  2. Select the shape or text box.
  3. Change the shape or text box fill, color, style, or weight of a shape or text box border, text color, font color, and any other changes that you want.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Right-click the shape border, and then click Set as Default Shape.
    • Right-click the text box border, and then click Set as Default Text Box.
Tip If you always want these new defaults available when you create a new presentation, change the default theme that is used for new presentations.
Note If you donít see the Set as Default Shape or Set as Default Text Box options, make sure that you first selected the shape or text box and then right-clicked the shape border or text box border, not inside the shape or text box.
This could be useful too:
Customize and save a theme in PowerPoint 2007 - PowerPoint - Office.com

Please let us know if it resolves your problem.
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22 Sep 2011   #3
ukthesis

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Thank you so much. I also use the text boxes, and shapes on MS Word. Although, on Word, there is an option for setting the Shapes defaults, not clear how it works. I tried it but nothing happened. So I made a text box with very thick lines. Pressed (right click) the default setting. Nothing happened. Then I created another text box but the thick lines weren't there, just saw the default setting like before.
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22 Sep 2011   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The following applies to Word:
Set new formatting defaults for a shape or text box - PowerPoint - Office.com

Quote:
Word

  1. Add the shape or text box that you want to change the formatting defaults for.
  2. Select the shape or text box.
  3. Change the shape or text box fill, color, style, or weight of a shape or text box border, text color, and any other changes that you want.
  4. Right-click the shape border or text box border, and then click Set AutoShape Defaults.
  5. When you next insert a shape, it appears with the default formatting that youíve set. To insert a text box with the default formatting, on the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box, and then click Draw Text Box. If you select a text box from the Built-In section, it wonít appear with the default formatting that youíve set.
Notes
Separate defaults cannot be set for shapes and text boxes. So if you change the defaults for a shape, those same defaults are also applied to any text box in the document.
If you donít see the Set AutoShape Defaults option, make sure that you first selected the shape or text box and then right-clicked the shape border or text box border, not inside the shape or text box.
I hope that helps.
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22 Sep 2011   #5
ukthesis

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Try it out later.
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