July 18, 2019
Help requested – adding a variable to a smart shape in a template
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July 18, 2019
Help requested – adding a variable to a smart shape in a template
I am an agile coach and an executive leadership coach. I typically work with organizations who want to transform their culture, often involving many people, like my current client of 300,000 people. I'm hoping to learn to do eLearning well enough to scale myself.
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The problem: I want to put a variable on a smart shape in a template. The nice format master slide I like has a “Title Placeholder” that has the “Style Name” of “Default Title Smart Shape Style_1”
However, that shape that won’t let me insert a variable, which I would like to do because it’s in my tutorial and I suspect that may generate a table of contents later
Would I instead need to put a text caption on top of the smart shape in order to insert a variable?
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2019-07-18 08:16:23
2019-07-18 08:16:23

Yes, I mean a theme. But I can only add a system variable to a text caption, not to a shape. How do I add the variable to the shape?

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2019-07-18 08:18:47
2019-07-18 08:18:47
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That is weird…. Just double-checked, although I was sure for 99% since I almost never use text captions. Works perfectly for me. Not a placeholder, a normal shape. Which version are you using?

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2019-07-18 06:50:00
2019-07-18 06:50:00

Please, never use a template file (cptl) it is too buggy, especially if you want to add variables and/or advanced/shared actions.

If you mean a theme, I often insert system variables on master slides, like ‘cpInfoAuthor’, ‘cpInfoCurrentSlide’, ‘cpInfoSlideCount’, ‘cpInfoProjectName’…. Do not use a placeholder for that, but a normal shape.

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