Format the same object type with the same style in PowerPoint.

Same object, same styleFast Wizard

Smarter Slides Expert Wizard allows object formatting on all slides at the same time. Apply CI guidelines or last-minute changes within in seconds.
Your presentation looks great – But: Is it possible to change the color of the text boxes in the left corner? How much work is it to apply our Corporate Identity? Do you know these questions? There are types of work that needs to be done, because someone changes his mind in the last minute or some central design guideline was modified. Whenever you need to adjust a certain kind of object (e.g. an object in the same position on every slide), you can now use the Smarter Slides Expert Wizard to identify those objects and apply the same format style, size, position, etc. to all of them at the same time. You only need to choose a master object and copy the selected format criteria (and this is basically everything what you can think of) to all objects with the same selected properties than the master object.
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Expert Wizard
Select a master shape and click to open the Expert Wizard Manager to define complex selection criteria (e.g. shapes with same font size and font color) based on the selected master object. Several change options can be applied (e.g. fill color, size and position) to the found shapes. Note that if the selected master shape is a grouped element you will receive further assistance to select an ungrouped shape. Click “Yes” to select the marked shape (red dotted line) as master shape or click “No” to select a different shape within the group.

Expert Wizard Manager

Master wizard selection
Displays the shape type of the selected master shape. The Type of the master shape has influence on possible search and change options. Available shape types are Shape, Shape with Text, Table, Chart, Connector, Picture, Content Placeholder (Text), Content Placeholder (Table), Content Placeholder (Chart), Content Placeholder (without Text), Title Placeholder, Subtitle Placeholder, Date Placeholder, Footer Placeholder and Slide Number Placeholder.
Refresh master wizard selection
Click to refresh the master shape selection even if the Expert Wizard Manager is already open. Therefore, select a shape and click the button. Note that the currently selected master shape is marked with a red dotted line. Available search and change options will be adjusted to the new master shape type.
Smarter Slides search favorites
Click to show only a selection or combination of different search options to identify shapes which should be changed. Search options can differ depending on the selected master shape type. Available favorite search options are:
  • same placeholder type,
  • same placeholder group,
  • same shape type,
  • same fill and outline,
  • same font and font color,
  • same position (top-left) and
  • same size as the master shape.
All search options
Click to show all search options to identify shapes which should be changed. Search options can differ depending on the selected master shape type. Available search options are:
  • all objects,
  • same placeholder type,
  • same placeholder group,
  • same rotation,
  • same effects,
  • same 3D format,
  • same fill color,
  • same fill transparency,
  • same outline color,
  • same outline weight,
  • same outline style,
  • same outline transparency,
  • same font,
  • same font color,
  • same font size,
  • same font style,
  • same horizontal alignment,
  • same vertical alignment,
  • same internal margin,
  • same bullets or numbering,
  • same line spacing,
  • same text direction,
  • same text,
  • same width,
  • same height,
  • same position (left),
  • same position (right),
  • same position (top) and
  • same position (bottom) as the master shape.
Tag selection
Click to show all tags which were set via the Smarter Slides tag objects functions.
Ignore mode
Select to decide how you want to proceed if a selected search criterion is not valid for an object (e.g. same text in pictures). If the box is checked the object is not excluded from further search criteria. Otherwise the respective objects are not taking into consideration for any changes.
Search options
Click on a line to select or unselect one or more search option to identify shapes which should be changed. With each selection (or unselect) the function will loop through all shapes to identify those which match all selected search criteria.
Scope
Choose between “Current Slide”, “Select Slides” or “All Slides” to decide on which slides you want to search for shapes which should be changed. With each change the function will loop through all shapes to identify those which match all selected search criteria. “Current slide” is defined by the slide on which the selected master shape is placed. “Select Slide” selection will open the Slide Manager to enable the definition of the scope.
Result
Text box which indicates the number of shapes which match the search criteria. Additionally, all matching shapes are marked with a blue dotted line. Note that if more than 100 matching shapes are found the pre-search stops.
Smarter Slides change favorites
Click to show only a selection or combination of different change options to select how the matching shapes should be adjusted to the master shape. Change options can differ depending on the selected master shape type. Available favorite change options are:
  • fill and outline,
  • font and font color,
  • text format,
  • position (top-left) and
  • same size.
All change options
Click to show all change options to select how the matching shapes should be adjusted to the master shape. Change options can differ depending on the selected master shape type. Available change options are:
  • all format settings,
  • rotation,
  • effects,
  • 3D format,
  • fill color,
  • fill transparency,
  • outline color,
  • outline weight,
  • outline style,
  • outline transparency,
  • font,
  • font color,
  • font size,
  • font style,
  • horizontal alignment,
  • vertical alignment,
  • internal margin,
  • bullets or numbering,
  • line spacing,
  • text direction,
  • text,
  • width,
  • height,
  • position (left),
  • position (right),
  • position (top) and
  • delete.
If a divider (“--------------“) is selected, all items between this and the next divider are selected.
Change options
Click on a line to select or unselect one or more change option to select how the matching shapes should be adjusted to the master shape.
OK
Click “OK” to run the Expert Wizard with the currently made settings. After successfully change of the objects, the pop-up window will not disappear to enable further changes.