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Software runs successfully on Windows 98, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista & Windows 7 and 8 x32/x64

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Change language

This menu item allows you to change the display language used by PowerPointPipe. To translate PowerPointPipe into your language, or to find what translations are available, please visit http://www.datamystic.com/languages.html

Start processing

Identical in function to the [Start] button in the lower half of the window.

Import Search/Replace List

Imports a list of search/replace pairs from Excel (.XLS files), Comma Separated Value (.CSV files) or Tab-delimited (.TAB files) formats. Note: Loading large lists from Excel is very slow - export your list to .CSV or .TAB and then import that instead.

You can import Unicode or special character replacements from Excel using this item. Note that some special characters may not display correctly - but the replacement will still occur correctly. The special characters are usually shown as question marks or hollow rectangles.

Columns required by the Import process (You can find sample import files in the Documents\DataMystic\PowerPointPipe\Samples folder (in .tab, .csv and .xls format)):

A B C D E F G H
Find what Replace with Search Type Search Location Match Case Whole word Match Byte Prompt
The text to find. The text to replace it with. 0 - Normal search (default)
1 - EasyPattern
2 - Perl regex.
* See Search Location below TRUE to match case
FALSE (default) to find both upper and lower case.
TRUE to match Whole Words Only
FALSE (default) to match anywhere inside a word.
TRUE - Unicode (double-byte) characters match only Unicode (double-byte) characters
FALSE (default) - Unicode (double-byte) characters match their ANSI (single-byte) equivalents.
TRUE to prompt on replace
FALSE (default) to not prompt on replace.
e.g.
تنانتانتا نتانتاهعغهع יעיעלחילחילח 0 3 FALSE FALSE FALSE FALSE

Search Location Column

This column indicates one or more locations to search. Specify it by ADDING the numbers next to the search locations from the list below - DO NOT ADD A NUMBER MORE THAN ONCE.

1 - Slides - look in each slide (default)
2 - Hyperlink addresses - look inside hyperlink addresses. To change the displayed text, use the 'Cells' option above as well
4 - Shapes - inside the text of shapes and grouped shapes
8 - Headers - search inside the left, centre and right header of each sheet
16 - Footers - search inside the left, centre and right footer of each sheet
32 - Built in properties - inside Subject, Title, Author etc fields
64 - Custom properties - inside custom properties defined by the user
128 - Notes - search/replace inside slide notes
256 - Links (OLE/DDE) - search/replace inside the filenames of links to other objects
512 - Slide Master - inside the text, hyperlinks, shapes, header, footer, notes and links of each slide's master (which can be different to the presentation master)
1024 - Master Slide - inside the text, hyperlinks, shapes, header, footer, notes and links of the presentation Master Slide
2048 - Title Master  - inside the text, hyperlinks, shapes, header, footer, notes and links of the Title Master
4096 - Handout Master  - inside the text, hyperlinks, shapes, header, footer, notes and links of the Handout Master
8192 - Notes Master  - inside the text, hyperlinks, shapes, header, footer, notes and links of the Notes Master

e.g. to search inside Slides, Hyperlinks and Shapes, add 1+2+4 giving a column value of 7. To search inside Hyperlinks in Headers, add 2+8 giving a column value of 10.

Export Search/Replace List

This option exports all of the search/replace terms in the grid to a new file, in Excel (.XLS files), Comma Separated Value (.CSV files) or Tab-delimited (.TAB files) formats.

This is useful if you've modified the search/replace pairs or search options and need to export them back to a file. It's also very handy for prototyping the information required to generate an Import file (see the option above).