4 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Michel,

The bad news is that yes, you'll need to modify each state. The good news is, that there may be a way to save some time.

You won't need to manually select and adjust each state.

What I recommend is adjusting the first state to the size that you'd like. After doing so, select the text box and click on the Home tab. From here, double-click on the Format Painter.

If you're in Edit States mode, you can quickly move through each state and apply the changes to each text box.

I realize that'll still be time consuming with so many states - I don't think I've ever seen quite that many :) - but I'm hoping that will help.

Also, I'd love to hear of other suggestions for this!

Let us know how it goes!


Jesse B


If there are multiple text sizes on your states or other changes, then follow Christine's suggestion. However, if all of the text is the same size and all that is changing is the words, then you can do something a bit faster...

1. Create a new object with the characteristics of the original object but with the new text size (no states needed on this object)

2. Use the format paint tool to copy the format of the new object to the existing 90 state object

This should change all 90 states to the initial state of the new object.



Michel Koster

Thank you both.

Jesse's tip seemed promissing, but unfortunately it didn't work. Only the initial state of my existing object changed.

I'll go with the 180 click solution of christine.. that is doable. I'll probably make my object in three sizes (small, medium and large) so I can then use the objects in different sizes on a lot of different slides.


My object should actually have 120 states, but there is a limit of 100 states on one object, so I had to break the object into two object, with triggers to hide the first and show the next to make it work. (look at one of my other recent posts)