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Veodin SlideProof is the all-in-one PowerPoint solution helping professionals world-wide to deliver faster, better and stronger.
Veodin SlideProof Manual
SlideProof is Veodin’s all-in-one PowerPoint solution. As a customizable Add-in, it solves every need a plain-vanilla PowerPoint is missing. It comes with a powerful search engine, agenda tool, custom placeholders and the world’s best proofing engine.
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Complete the Tutorial to learn how to use SlideProof
Hint: SlideProof updates itself when a new version is available online.
Admin: If you are an administrator and want to install SlideProof for other users, please see the chapter “Per-machine installation for administrators” in the appendix.
SlideProof comes with a replacement for the normal Home Ribbon. The SlideProof Ribbon is designed to contain PowerPoint’s most frequently used features as well as host SlideProof exclusive features.
Agendas are very useful to guide audience attention and provide structure, but creating and updating agendas can be very time consuming. Veodin Agenda automatically creates and updates agendas by:
Adding Agenda slides
Highlighting the current section
Keeping page numbers up-to-date
Veodin Agendas are based on PowerPoint’s built-in sections. For each section, one agenda slide is created.
How to add an agenda
To create an Agenda topic, simply use the “Add section” button in the SlideProof Ribbon:
After pressing OK, SlideProof will create a section and an Agenda Slide:
Enter first agenda topic
The Agenda Format is stored in a Layout in the Slide Master of the presentation. There, you can easily make edits to it.
How to customize the Agenda format
Switch to the Slide Master View
Use the Selection Pane (Alt+F10) to make the hidden shapes of the Agenda visible
Customize the formatting of the Agenda as needed
Hide the four shape groups
Close the Master View
Valid text placeholders are:
<N> for number
<TEXT> for section
<P> for page number
If you want the agenda to be vertically centered on each Agenda slide, rename the layout to: SP Agenda Vertical
Make sure you group them again after editing. Expected groups are:
SP Agenda Section
SP Agenda Section Highlight
SP Agenda Subsection
SP Agenda Subsection Highlight
Any shapes or images inside the groups will appear on the agenda pages. The notice (SP Agenda Notice) will not appear on the agenda pages.
What is it?
The SlideProof Library allows you to quickly find and re-use PowerPoint elements and share them in a team. The Library can store slides, master presentations as well as shapes such as images, tables etc.
It’s designed around the search bar, where you can enter things you are searching for. The results are instantly shown below to be inserted into your presentation.
Click Library on the far left of the Ribbon or press Ctrl+F11.
Enter a search term or browse the sections .
Double click to insert the slide, shape or picture.
Hint: Hover over the results to see a larger preview.
What is contained in the library?
The library contains the following types of entries:
Masters Presentations: PowerPoint Templates for creating new presentations. These are edited in the Master View and saved with the file suffix .potx in PowerPoint.
Slides: Slides are complete pages of presentations that are re-usable and can be inserted into your presentation.
Shapes: Re-usable shapes or images that can be inserted into the current slide. Maps, Harvey balls or traffic lights are typical examples.
Searching and finding
The library has a powerful search engine, helping you find the things you are searching for very quickly. Just type in the search field and the see the results appearing below:
The search text is case insensitive, which means it doesn’t matter whether something was written in upper or lowercase.
You can combine search terms with the Boolean operators AND and OR.
Use any of the following fields to only search for a certain attribute: File, Path, Title, Author, Type, Text, Notes, Category.
chev* searches for all items with text that starts with chev.
author:bob & type:shape searches only for items edited by Bob that are of the type Shape.
Just start typing
To insert an element from the library, just double click it. Alternatively, you can use the context menu.
Masters will open a new presentation.
Slides are inserted after the currently selected slide.
Shapes are inserted in the middle of the selected slide.
Double click or use the Insert context command
You can use the tree button to view the organization of your libraries (company, team, personal) in different folders and documents. All items are visible when you click on a document.
Press the tree button
Select a document
See the results in the library
Where does the content come from?
Your library shows content found in all library files (.spzip) located in your library folder or any subfolders. SlideProof creates a library folder when starting the very first time at C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Slide Library.
The library folder can always be set from the SlideProof Settings:
Admin: For team deployment, the library folder can be set via MSI parameter.
Click “…” to choose a folder
The library files are located in the library folder with .spzip as file suffix. They contain preview images of the library entries, a text index for fast searching and the actual content.
Hint: If you want to see what’s inside a library file, rename the file to .ZIP and double click it in Windows Explorer.
Sharing content with your team
The library path should be your top level workspace folder of your existing file structure. SlideProof will look for library files (.spzip) in that folder and all subdirectories.
C:\Users\USERNAME\SharePoint\ if your company is using OneDrive for Business to synchronize Document Sites.
X:\ if your company is using the network share X:\, which contains folders per client, project and so on.
\\server\documents to work with a windows network shared folder without a network drive.
SlideProof detects if library files change and updates your local database immediately.
Publishing to the library
Publishing describes the process of saving elements to the library.
After publishing, the new or updated content is immediately available your team’s library and can be found by the search.
To edit existing content, just use the edit command from the library. The presentation will open with the right content selected. When finished editing, just press “Publish”:
When finished, click Publish
Publishing master presentations
Masters are PowerPoint Templates that are used to create new presentations. They are edited in the Master View and saved with the file suffix .potx in PowerPoint.
To publish a master, chose “Master” from the publish menu:
The master will instantly appear in the library under the category “Masters.”
Slides are pages of presentations that are re-usable and can be inserted into your presentation.
To publish as slides, chose “Slides” from the publish menu:
The slides will appear in the library under the category “Slides.”
Shapes are re-usable objects that can be inserted into the current slide. Maps, Harvey balls or traffic lights are examples of typical shapes.
Open the Selection Pane by pressing Alt+F10. Give each shape a unique name. Then chose “Shapes” from the publish menu:
Afterwards, your shapes will appear in the library under the category “Shapes.”
Name shapes in Selection Pane
The library is organized in categories. All items are published in their default category, which are “Masters,” “Slides” and “Shapes” unless you define your own.
To define your own categories, put the slides in a section before publishing. The section name will be used as category for the library.
Tagging with search terms
When an item gets added to the library, a search text is added with it.
For Slides and Masters, this search text is built from all texts found on each slide combined with the text found in the speaker’s notes. The speaker’s notes are the best place to add more information, so that a later user of your content can find it more easily.
For Shapes there are two ways to add search terms:
Search terms inside the slide title or the speaker notes will apply to all shapes on the slide.
To add search terms to a particular slide:
Bring up the “Selection Pane” (Alt+F10) or click the icon in the SlideProof Ribbon under Edit
Select the shape
Double click the shape name on the right hand side
Add as many search terms as you like
Re-Publish the document
Align - Introduction
SlideProof comes with a bunch of own alignment and adjustment tools which help to arrange and unify objects on the slide. They all work on the selected shapes.
Align - Alignment
The SlideProof Alignment contains six different ways to align the selected shapes:
For example, if you want to align the three boxes at the left position of the red box, first click on the blue box. Then hold down the CTRL key and select the gray ones. Then click Align Left.
Align horizontal center
Align vertical center
Press and hold CTRL key and select
Click align left
Align - Size
The SlideProof Size contains three different ways to make objects having the same size. The functions apply width, height or size of the first shape in the selection to all others.
Align - Stack
The SlideProof Stack aligns the selection either vertically or horizontally with a adjustable gap between. The functions stacks the shapes in the order they were added to the selection.
Align - Switch Position
SlideProof Switch Position changes the position of two selected shapes.
Align - Unify Shapes
SlideProof Unify Shapes modifies shapes of the same type to look similar. For example it unifies rounded corners of rectangles, angles of process chains, ration of arrows and more.
Text - Set Proofing Language
SlideProof Set Proofing Language allows you to choose the language used for spell-checking all texts throughout presentation.
You can either:
1. Choose a proofing language among those that are pre-set
2. Or add another proofing language to your Proofing Language Menu
Set Proofing Language
Choose Proofing Language
Add another Language
Text - Add Proofing Language
In order to add an additional proofing language in your list of proofing languages, you have to go to the Proofing Language Menu and set your preferences as shown below:
Choose New Language
Add it to the list
Placeholder - Introduction
Placeholders are elements that are at the same position on each slide, for example title, subtitle, slide number and footnote. There are two types of placeholders: PowerPoint Placeholders and SlideProof Placeholders. To insert a placeholder on a slide, just open the placeholder menu and click the type of placeholder you want to insert:
Click to insert
Placeholder - SlideProof Placeholders
SlideProof Placeholders can easily be defined in the Slide Master. All shapes with a name starting with “SP Placeholder ” will be regarded as custom placeholders. All custom placeholders will appear in the Placeholder Menu.
Placeholder - Creating SlideProof Placeholders
To define your own placeholder, please follow these steps:
Go to View > Master
Go to the very first Master slide (it’s slightly larger than the Layouts)
Insert a textbox or any other shapes to use as footnote
Format and position the shapes
Bring up the Selection Pane (Alt+F10)
Select the shape
Double click the name in the selection pane
Rename it to “SP Placeholder Footnote”. This marks the shape as a SlideProof placeholder of the name “Footnote”. You can put anything after “SP Placeholder “
Hide the shape by clicking the little eye icon
Close the Master View and try the Placeholder button
SlideProof comes with the world’s best proofing engine to check your presentation for mistakes. Just press “Check” from the SlideProof Ribbon to start:
Click Fix or Undo
Select the next warning
Open the Fix Menu
Skip this warning
Enable or disable warnings of this type
Change the warning level
Sort warning by slide or category
Refresh the warnings
Select warning on slide 3
Fix the warning (and undo)
To work in order of appearance, switch to “Sort by slide”:
To view warnings by category, click “Sort by category”:
All warnings are prioritized into different levels of importance.
Adjust the level in header:
Use Level 1 when there is little time. Use higher levels for more important presentations.
1. Most important warnings
2. Less important warnings
3. Warnings of minor importance
4. Warnings without visual impact
Move the mouse over any item to receive more information:
Contact and support
Phone +49 30 6098 6645
Veodin Software GmbH Berlin, Germany
MSI package editions
There are two different installation methods for SlideProof:
Per-user is targeted on single user installations with a single click.
Per-machine is targeted on enterprise mass-deployment done by an administrator.
If in doubt which is the right version for you, please write to
Installation requires admin rights
Must be installed for each user on a machine
Automatic software updates
Designed for mass-deployment
1 Requires UAC confirmation.
MSI package downloads
Per-user installer versions
Per-machine installer versions
MSI package parameters
The MSI package has the following set of parameters to configure the installation
Your license key for using SlideProof. When not specified, a trial period is started.
False | True
Toggles sending usage statistics and crash reports over the internet. Default is True.
Toggles automatic download & installation of updates. Default is True for Per-User MSI and False for Per-Machine or Enterprise installation.
CheckOnly | Complete
Specifies which edition of SlideProof to use. Default is Complete.
Specifies a default mail address for all users to enable client customizations. If set, the Registration dialog is skipped.
Specifies a location for the personal slide library. Environment variables can be used. Default is “%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Slide Library”.
Specifies a location for the team slide library. Environment variables can be used. Default is empty.
Specifies a location for the company slide library. Environment variables can be used. Default is empty.
MSI installation with parameters
Examples showing how to install SlideProof via PowerShell or Command and all parameters.
msiexec.exe /i "E:\VeodinSlideProof_Enterprise_Setup.msi" AUTOUPDATE=False FEEDBACK=True EMAILemail@example.com LICENSE= 00000000-00000000-00000000-00000000 RIBBONSTYLE=Complete LIBRARYPATH_PERSONAL=`"C:\Personal`" LIBRARYPATH_TEAM=`"C:\Team`" LIBRARYPATH_COMPANY=`"C:\Company`“
Note: When using PowerShell it is important to specify an absolute path to the MSI and escape certain MSI parameters with `
msiexec.exe /i "E:\VeodinSlideProof_Enterprise_Setup.msi " AUTOUPDATE=False FEEDBACK=True EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org LICENSE= 00000000-00000000-00000000-00000000 RIBBONSTYLE=Complete LIBRARYPATH_PERSONAL="C:\Personal" LIBRARYPATH_TEAM="C:\Team" LIBRARYPATH_COMPANY="C:\Company"
MSI installation with MST and Orca
MST is a file that transform (modification) of an MSI. It can be created using Orca1, the MSI editing tool from Microsoft. All MSI parameters are normal properties that can be configured using Orca.
To install a MSI with an MST use the following command:
Msiexec.exe /i VeodinSlideProof_Setup.msi TRANSFORMS=CustomConfiguration.mst
SlideProof requires the following software being installed:
.NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile1
PowerPoint 2007, 2010 or 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit. RT editions are not supported)2
SlideProof requires the following hardware:
CPU at least Core i3
RAM at least 2GB
HD at least 120 GB (About 10 MB required for SlideProof)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24872www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24872 2 We recommend PowerPoint 2013 64-bit