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I have about 50 presentation, and one text box is the same for all of them. The problem is that if I need to edit that text box I have to do the same thing 50 times. Is there a way to have it load that text from an external file?
Thank you in advance

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I'd suggest inserting your text as an Object, linked to a text file, or WordPad or whatever file format you text is in. You can then right-click on the object and hit Refresh to update it in your slides.

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Thank you for the suggestion. The problem I encounter with that is that the linking is broken if you move the presentation to a different computer. Is there a way to do a relative link, if both the presentation and text file are in the same folder? Thanks again! –  bfsarmi Oct 21 '10 at 4:48
    
Have you tried putting your file on a shared folder and creating your link as a UNC pathname? i.e. link to \\server\folder\file.rtf –  Rhys Gibson Oct 21 '10 at 5:09
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But that would work only if I'm on the same network with the server at all times, right? I would need to be mobile and also email some of them. I was hoping there would be a way to just link form the same folder without putting in the whole path. Is that possible? Thanks again for your help! –  bfsarmi Oct 21 '10 at 5:20
    
Nope. Relative pathnames don't work, it has to be fully qualified. I can't think of another way of doing what you want. –  Rhys Gibson Oct 21 '10 at 5:24
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