Knowledge base KB0142

Pasted text placeholders lose indent, bullet and font settings

Problem

When copying and pasting text placeholders on slides in PowerPoint 2007, any indent, bullet and font settings that have been defined on the master slide are lost. This issue has been acknowledged as a product flaw by Microsoft.

Solution

To maintain the properties of indentation levels after copying, please use the following workaround:

  1. copy the desired text placeholder
  2. expand the Paste combobox in the Clipboard group in the tab Home
  3. click Paste Special…
  4. in the appearing dialog select Microsoft Office Graphic Object
  5. click OK

The corresponding bug report has been filed with Microsoft. If your company has a Microsoft Office Support contract and you want to contact Microsoft to ask for a fix, you may refer to Microsoft case number SRQ080326600074.