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Copy shapes including styles

We are currently doing a proof of concept to determine if Aspose.Slides is suitable for our requirements.

I have created a Powerpoint (pptx) template that has all our corporate styling in it, as well as containers and shapes that are already styled and only need to have the data filled in. This also includes shapes that are items in a list and therefore would have to be repeated many times (like a person list, with photo's, names, phone numbers etc).
For this, I would like to be able to copy groups of shapes to create the list, and the insert the data. Unfortunately, when I do that, styling does not get copied with the shapes and is lost (copying is done with the alternative text id method).

I can't find any examples copying shapes including style. It seems very inefficient to me if we would need to set all styling properties afterwards when copying shapes (this includes colors, borders, fonts, etc.). That takes away the advantage of being able to do the styling in a Powerpoint template beforehand. Is there no way of inheriting styling from a slide or container shape?
Basically what I'm trying to achieve is the normal copy-paste function of a group of objects in Powerpoint.

Can you please advise?

Hi Van Der Sterren,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Thanks for your inquiry.

I have tried to understand the requirements shared by you but I would really appreciate if you may please share the complete requirements along with working code and references presentation with us so that we may help you better in this regard.

We are sorry for your inconvenience

Many Thanks,

Hi Hassan,


Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I am not able to disclose organisation documents.
What I want to do basically comes down to copying shapes (of different types) from one slide to another, with preservation of styling (pptx presentation).

Regards,
Jasper.

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Hi Van Der Sterren,

I regret to share that there is no method available in Aspose.Slides presently to copy the PPTX shapes along with styles. An issue with ID SLIDESJAVA-32924 has already been created in our issue tracking system to provide shape serialization support in PPTX. We will share the information with you once the feature is available.

We are sorry for your inconvenience and really appreciate your patience,

Thanks for your cooperation.

Is this functionality (pptx copy shapes) available for aspose.slides for java? One of the other threads on the similar issue says pptx copy shape was to be available by Sept 2013? Is it available? Thanks.


Hi Sunil,

I have observed the requirements shared by you and regret to share that the concerned support for copying/serializing the PPTX shapes inside presentation is unavailable in Aspose.Slides for Java presently. The support is blocked owing to implementation of unified API of Aspose.Slides (Single API for PPT and PPTX). The unified API will be available during Q1 of 2014. Once the unified API will be rolled out the concerned issue of serializing the PPTX shapes will be addressed afterwards. The concerned issue for requested feature support is SLIDESJAVA-32924 and I have linked this thread with the issue for automatic notification.

We will really appreciate your patience for this and will share the notification with you once the requested support will be released.

Many Thanks,

Hi Mudassir,

Thanks for the prompt reply. A non-technical question - is there a way to configure my account so that I receive an email when an answer is posted to the thread I’m interested in?

best,
–sunil

okay, I found the prominently displayed “Enable Email Subscription” button, not sure how I missed it :slight_smile:

Hi Sunil,


That is appreciable that you have been able to figure out the solution on your end. Please share, if I may help you any further in this regard.

Many Thanks,

The issues you have found earlier (filed as SLIDESJAVA-32924) have been fixed in this update.


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