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Converting Powerpoint to Excel

by Kentley / November 19, 2005 6:53 AM PST

I have tried copying and using "paste special-text" a total of 10 PT slides(one file) into an xls spreadsheet. Unfortunately, several lines in pt come out as one cell in excel and I need to make each line its own separate cell. Also, whenever there is a carriage return in a pt slide it appears to translate as starting a new cell. I can use a time consuming method of going into the excel spreadsheet, adding blank rows and retyping the lines of text/data, but that will take a very long time(the xls spreadsheet already has 1250 rows and 10 wide columns. Any advice or a handy macro? I am using Powerpoint and Excel 2000 and have a Dell Dimension 2350 with XP SP2.

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by Papa Echo / November 19, 2005 11:36 AM PST

Before you paste, select all cells of the Excel worksheet (click at top left corner, "cell" 0,0,), then Format> Cells>Alignment tab> Merge cells. You now have a "celless", actually a "one-cell" worksheet. Now paste as usual. You may be able to set page breaks and margins at Page setup and review and adjust at View>Page break view. (I have not done this before, and hope that it works for you, or gives you an idea.)

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Excel sheet
by bfletcher39 / August 10, 2012 5:35 AM PDT
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Ok i am not real good with powerpoint or excel but just sen a excel spreadsheet tha looks ust like a powerpoint presentation. you were even able to clink on drop down screens or click on a paticular part of the sop then it would take you to another tab..Can anyone tell me what this process is and how to design the same type interactive sheet. And i do know for sure that it is excel because thts the program tha it opens up in. I need to know how to do in order to design an SOP in the same format.

Thanks in advnce for your help


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Just interested.
by Kees Bakker / November 19, 2005 5:23 PM PST

Why would anybody want to transfer information from Powerpoint to Excel?

And a possible work-around to make things a little bit easier: use Notepad as intermediate storage. It's easier to edit, maybe.


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