posted this on October 04, 2010 04:51 pm
A library slide is an individual slide that can be used in multiple presentations. Slides have to be added to the Slide Library before they can be used in multiple presentations. When a library slide is updated, the updates are applied to every presentation containing that slide. Library slides can be created within the Slide Library or within a presentation.
Select slide within presentation to add to Slide Library
Click Slide and click Add Slide to Library.... This can also be accessed by clicking Add slide to library...under Slide Properties in menu to right
Enter Name for slide
Add Tags or keywords
Select folder in which toadd slide
ADVANCED NOTE: A library slide can only be used in each presentation once. If two or more copies are needed, right-click on the library slide and select Duplicate. The duplicate will be its own unique copy. Changes made to it will not affect the original.
The Slide Dashboard
To access the Slide Dashboard, open the Slide Library and double-click the library slide or the Slide Group.
The following options are available from Slide Dashboard.
Edit: Open the slide in Slide Editor
Used in: Show which presentations and slide groups use slide
Collaborate: Set who can access and edit slide
Tags: Add tags to make it easy to search for slide
History: Review previously saved versions of slide
Turn off Automatic Publishing of Library Slide Edits
By default, all library slides are set to automatically publish. By automatically publishing, changes to the slide are applied every time a presentation using that slide is saved. These slides can be edited within the SlideLibrary. By turning the Automatically publish feature off, users can edit a slide without pushing the changes to the presentations containing the library slide.
Double-click library slide
Uncheck Automatically publish under Slide Properties
To manually push changes to presentations containing the library slide click Publish Now. This will update the slide in all presentations that contain it
Adding a Library Slide to a Slide Group
Open slide group in Slide Group Editor
Drag and drop library slides into Slide Sorter
Click Close Library
Each library slide can be added to each group only once
Library slides will maintain their original permissions when added to a slide group
For more information about creating and using slide groups click here