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Old 08-31-2018, 10:50 AM
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After I apply a new template to my existing PPT, the slides look great except the title doesn't update to reflect the new template title color/location. The slide title text stays in its original location and the new title placeholder field is just blank.



Is there a way to get the title to conform with the new template...other than the time consuming task of copying/pasting the title text into the new title placeholder field on EVERY slide.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:01 AM
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Are you sure that the title is actually in a Title PLACEHOLDER in the original?

A quick (not certain) check is to look in the selection pane for the name of a selected title. If the name is 'Textbox x' it probably isn't a real title. OR go to View > Outline can you see the Title Text in the left pane?
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for you reply.

Yes. The slide title in the original ppt is showing as Title 1 in the selection pane and the title placeholder of the new template is also showing as Title 1 (and the title option is selected in its slide master).

And after I apply the new template, there are now 2 Title 1 fields showing in the selection pane (the blank placeholder one from the template and the title text from the original ppt).
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:29 AM
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In the original if you choose View > Outline can you see the text in the "Title" in the left pane. If not it isn't a placeholder.
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