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indesign links to ppt file slides?

Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Hey folks, i have an indesign layout. Right now i take a screenshot of the ppt slides and place that as an image on to my layout.

 

Is there a way to place the ppt like i do a .pdf and specify which slide i want to display so later when people make changes to the ppt, i can just update the links and display the updated slide?

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jonathan

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021
Create a PDF of the PPTX file. Place that and relink the PDF.

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Create a PDF of the PPTX file. Place that and relink the PDF.

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@BobLevine But if someone makes a change to the PowerPoint file, then they have to save the change and re-export  to PDF each time (save as the same file name) in order for the InDesign link to update correctly, right?

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yes, that is what i been doing. i am looking to streamline the process by having the ppt file itself linked. 

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Right, I don't think it's possible since you have a Microsoft product tyring to sync changes with an Adobe product but never say never... there could be a custom script or plug-in app that someone could figure out to make the process more automatic. That's beyond my pay grade, lol.

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Right...and it's not all that big a deal to export and overwrite the PDF. Then just update the link.

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i been doing that. yes, i a just wondering if there is a way to just work from the PPT file itself

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None I can think of.

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No problem, just curious if it could be done. Trying to skip a step and maybe improve workflow

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Hi Jonathan,

are you on Mac or PC?

What version of PowerPoint?

 

FWIW: With my very old version of PowerPoint 2011 on Windows 10 I'm not able to write high-quality PDFs.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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hi,

its two designers on mac and 3 editors on windows, we are all using ppt 16.49

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