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Old 04-04-2012, 08:21 PM
DeeDubb DeeDubb is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit
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Default Data input in Powerpoint?

Is it possible to link data inputted on one powerpoint slide to another slide? I know powerpoint slides aren't really designed to be interactive, but I'm trying to create a madlib for my english language class, where I will gather input from students on one slide, and the input will automatically be placed in blank spots on another slide.

So, the first slide would say "Past tense verb" with a blank text box next to it, then "plural noun" with a blank text box, etc.. The second slide would be a story that would have all the blanks already filled with the contents of the first text boxes.

Is this possible with Powerpoint or can you recommend another office product that will do this? Maybe linking an excel spreadsheet to Powerpoint?
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:53 AM
JohnWilson JohnWilson is online now Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 32bit
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It is possible but you will need to learn a little about code.

There's a very simple demo here

make sure macros are enabled.
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