Using the Slidewise content navigator in the task pane shows each object grouped by content-type. This article explains each content-type in more detail.
- Expand the Fonts node you will see each of the fonts used within the presentation and their size. To the right of the category title, you can also see the current state of the Font Embedding.
- Expand a Font name to reveal which object(s) are using the font
- Double-click on the object to jump to the object using the font.
- Manage the Embedding and Switch between Not embedded, Fully embedded or a Subset of each font.
- Replace a font with another font in the menu option to the right of each font name.
By expanding the Slidewise tree node it is possible to explore each file type and see each individual image along with their size. Images can have multiple object references meaning that PowerPoint its using one instance of the image in multiple places, as seen in the above example.
Embedded Chart Data
When a Powerpoint presentation contains one or more charts it will create or embed the entire Excel Spreadsheet that has the underlying chart source data. Slidewise enables the user to explore the charts and their embedded data.
PowerPoint will not embed linked documents but will embed the full excel chart in the following cases:
- Creating a chart from within PowerPoint (creates excel file and embeds it)
- Copying a cart from another Office file source (all pasting options except pasting as an image)
Use Slidewise to identify embedded Excel files and jump to the Chart that displays the underlying data.
Slidewise can help you locate the object in the presentation and jump to it by double-clicking on the object in the Slidewise task pane.
It is worth noting that each embedded object has a picture representation; even if you embed the object as an icon. Once you have jumped to the object see the Slidewise inspector to identify the image that has been added to represent the object.
To locate the video file just double-click in the task pane to jump to the object.
Slidewise allows you to see the space taken by the thumbnail in the file.
Hidden as the name suggests this category contains information that is invisible to the user. In this category we have grouped the following:
1. Custom XML data
PowerPoint includes the ability to extend its functionality and can allow 3rd party add-ins or content makers to add their own functions to a presentation. This functionality is written in the form of XML and can usually be seen in the advanced properties dialog's Custom tab.
2. Revision tracking data
In some versions of PowerPoint, it is possible to track changes made to the presentation by other users. This information is collected in an underlying XML file and the corresponding size of the file is shown here.