Find which slides use which slide layouts and feedback layouts

Hi Everyone,

Is there a quick and easy way to find out which slides are using each layout from the slide masters and feedback masters?

I have a Storyline 2 project which has slides that came from multiple sources. consequently it has multiple slide masters and multiple feedback masters.  I want to consolidate the layers and masters,  and delete repetitious or unneeded layouts.

For example:  This project now has 4 feedback masters used by a total of 18 slides.  But there are only 3 slides with a total of 5 feedback layers.  How can I find the 15 slides that Storyline says are using the feedback masters?

Thank you,

John

14 Replies
John Blum

That's a good idea, Walt.  That will work great for the slide master layouts.

For the feedback layers, only partially helpful.  It made it easy to identify which of the 5 feedback layers are using which layouts, but in Feedback Master view, the multiple feedback masters are still using another 15 slides that don't have feedback layers or hotspots.  How do I find out which slides they are, so I can delete the duplicate layouts, other than by opening a new project and importing this one, scene by scene?

John Blum

I wound up creating a new project and imported one scene at a time and then checking the feedback masters and layouts.  Several scenes had duplicate other feedback masters attached to them.  Doing this along with putting a big shape with a different color on each master, made it easy for me to identify which slides had feedback layouts associated with them.  Very tedious with 117 slides, but that solved the problem.

I submitted a new feature request to have a report which shows for every slide master, every slide layout, every feedback master, and every feedback layout, which slides are using them.

 The report would be just a 4 column list:

1st column - master or layout number

2nd column - master or layout name

3rd column - number of slide using the master or layout in the first 2 columns

4th column - name of slide using the master or layout in the first 2 columns

Provide output options so report  can be downloaded as a Word document, Excel or CSV file, or HTML page.

Being able to get that info with a click of a button would save a lot of time.

Regards,

John

 

Yves Gattegno

Thanks for the trick (really useful, but be sure to make the shape visible on all slides, bring upfront, extend it on the complete slide... I had one slide with a large picture and the shape was hidden behind...).

The feature to find all slides that use a particular layout would really be useful, especially when you imported a presentation that once was a powerpoint, then a google slides, then a powerpoint again... You sometimes end up with lot of "similar" layouts! And I suspect this is a side effect of multiple conversions