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Old 10-01-2012, 04:10 PM
CatMan CatMan is offline Hyperlinks do not jump to correct slide after consolidating two PPT's into one. Windows 7 32bit Hyperlinks do not jump to correct slide after consolidating two PPT's into one. Office 2010 32bit
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The problem I am about to describe only happens in Office 2007 (it does not happen in 2003-I have not tested in 2010 yet). I receive several small power point which I consolidate into one presentation (by copying the slides then pasting into the consolidated power point file). Slide 1 of each presentation has several hyperlinks used to jump to various slides within the file and each slide has a 'home' hot spot used to return to slide 1. If I copy all the slides in presentation A to the consolidated file, the hyperlinks in the consolidated presentation work fine but as soon as I copy the slides in presentation B the hyperlinks for this copy/paste iteration point to the wrong slides, that is, the hyperlinks continue to work but they do not jump to the correct slide anymore. I haven't had time to get to deep into this yet but it seems like the copied hyperlinks are jumping to some 'relative' slide rather than an absolute slide number, if that makes any sense. If I edit the hyperlink I can see that the link is pointing to the wrong slide. How can I consolidate two (or more) presentations without having to edit the hyperlinks?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:31 PM
JohnWilson JohnWilson is offline Hyperlinks do not jump to correct slide after consolidating two PPT's into one. Windows 7 64bit Hyperlinks do not jump to correct slide after consolidating two PPT's into one. Office 2010 32bit
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The problem is that PPT uses the Slide ID to jump to a hyperlink. In a single presentation an ID say 258 is never repeated and links work. If you have several presentations There may be more than one 258 and PPT will attempt (badly) to reassign the ID and any link will go to the old 258.

make sense? Bad news is there's no simple fix except recreate them
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:42 AM
CatMan CatMan is offline Hyperlinks do not jump to correct slide after consolidating two PPT's into one. Windows 7 32bit Hyperlinks do not jump to correct slide after consolidating two PPT's into one. Office 2010 32bit
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Thanks for explaining the root cause. Can the ID be modified via VBA? For example run a VBA macro that, for presentation A would append a 1 to each ID (so 258 becomes 1258) and for presentation B would append a 2 (so 258 becomes 2258) and repeat this for each presentation to be consolidated. By the way, does this problem exist in Office 2010?

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:03 PM
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John, your reply was so helpful I felt I should mark this thread as solved and start a new one focused on how to work around this problem. Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated. Hope to talk to you some more in the next thread (same subject).
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