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Old 05-19-2012, 01:09 AM
Ilya Y Ilya Y is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit
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Question Placeholders visibility and ISO_IEC_29500-1_2011 standard

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I am trying to understand logic which is applied to placeholders and how this logic is connected with the ISO_IEC_29500-1_2011 standard.
It seems that, visible state of placeholders like header, footer, slide number and date have to be configured by “hf” property (19.3.1.25 hf (Header/Footer information for a slide master)) – but, I can not even find this tag in a pptx document. I have checked master slide (\ppt\slideMasters\slideMaster1.xml), layout slide (ppt\slideLayouts\slideLayout1.xml) and simple slide (\ppt\slides\slide1.xml) – but nothing((

My mind is exploding – please, can you describe how behavior of a placeholders (will be the placeholder shown on a slide or not) is defined by the 29500-1 standard???

For example: I going to add a slide based on a layout, I now, that there is no any “hf” tags in the master slide or layout, also I know that the layout has header, footer, page number and some custom placeholders. Which placeholders will be present on a just created slide???

Probably, there is better place for this question – any suggestion or
references will be appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:56 AM
Ilya Y Ilya Y is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit
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So, I had similar discussion on the social.msdn.microsoft.com forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/os_openXML-ecma/thread/0d435497-2028-4a43-bd62-abed4a69f471):
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Let s perform a little scenario, step by step:
1.Open or create a presentation by power point.
2.Remove all slides.
3.Remove all layouts.
4.Remove all shapes from the master page.
5.Add a “page number” placeholder to the master page. (let’s look inside the “ppt\slideMasters\slideMaster1.xml”, since this point, we have a shape (‘sp’) which is marked as page number placeholder ”ph type="sldNum"). There is no “hf” – but it is not a problem here because it can be omitted.
6.Add a layout. We will see the “page number” place holder and “Title” place holder. Open the “ppt\slideLayouts\slideLayout1.xml” file – there are two shapes which are marked as placeholders (ph type="sldNum” and ph type="title"). Again, there is no “hf” – and, again, it is not a problem. No magic here))).
7.Attention!!! The problem right now!!!!
8.Add a new slide. We will see ONLY the title placeholder. Inside the “ppt\slides\slide1.xml” we have ONLY one shape (marked as <ph type="title" …>).
Why we don’t have a shape for the "sldNum" placeholder? Why we don’t see it? There is no any “hf” –by default all placeholders should be visible.
Many thanks in advance.
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Hi Ilya,
After doing some research on this, it appears that this is not a standards or implementation specific issue but a behaviour problem with PowerPoint (for example, see http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/o...4-e53889782fc6). The Open Specifications and ISO standard are correct. Please post to the Office or Answers forum for help with PowerPoint behavior issues.
Tom
Now, I have only the question “Is it a bug or is it a feature”?
What if my chief says: “I want the same behavior” – should I follow to the actual Powerpoint behavior or this behavior will be changed soon in accordance to the standard 29500?
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:32 AM
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Don't know if it's a bug / feature but when you insert a new slide the normal default is NOT to show number / footer / date placeholders even if they are on the Master / layout.
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