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Old 06-26-2014, 09:24 PM
LeonieD LeonieD is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 32bit
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I have a proposal presentation template that I'm working on that needs to be somehow personalised to one of our consultants (ie, name, position, signature). The boss wants one template for each person (with each consultant's personal details on the final slide) but that kind of defeats the purpose of having a template - if we need to change one template, we need to change the whole lot!

What I want to do is have a combo box where the consultant can select their name from a list and it automatically inserts their name, position and an image of their signature in a specific place on the final slide. Consultants will use this presentation as both electronic (ie, an actual presentation) and to print out for clients (saving the need for doing a Word version as well). I am assuming I'd have to pull this info from somewhere like Excel (?) so that names and position titles can be changed (added/deleted) as staff changeover.

I can figure out how to get a combo box working during a presentation, but can't seem to find any info on getting it to work in editing mode. Can it be done or do I want too much?

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Old 06-27-2014, 09:42 AM
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Combo Boxes do not work in edit mode. You would need to write and distribute a ppam AddIn that creates a ribbon entry. Not a trivial task but possible.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:39 PM
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Combo Boxes do not work in edit mode. You would need to write and distribute a ppam AddIn that creates a ribbon entry. Not a trivial task but possible.
Thanks for your reply. I'll have to add something to the ribbon to get this done, I think...
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