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PPT: Missing TextAutoNumberScheme structure providing the style of the number bullets RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    there are cases when the TextAutoNumberScheme structure is not provided in files created by MS PowerPoint 2003.  I'm looking for the style of the number bullets and can't find the information at any alternative location.  Could you please check my approach and provide any hints to locate the missing information.   Using [1] as reference.

    2.9.27 TextAutoNumberScheme

    Referenced by: TextPFException9

    A structure that specifies the automatic numbering scheme for text paragraphs.  The scheme describes the style of the number bullets and specifies the numeric value of the first number assigned

    2.9.26 TextPFException9

    Referenced by: StyleTextProp9, TextDefaults9Atom, TextMasterStyle9Level

    A structure that specifies additional paragraph-level formatting.

    Looking for TextPFException9 in the following order:

    1.  StyleTextProp9 

    2. TextMasterStyle9Leve

    3. TextDefaults9Atom

     

    2.9.68  StyleTextProp9

    location:
    PP9ShapeBinaryTagExtension/StyleTextProp9Atom/StyleTextProp9Atom

    status:

    2.9.26 TextPFException9

    fBulletHasAutoNumber = 1
    TextAutoNumberScheme structure is not provided (bulletScheme = false )

    2.9.21 PFMasks

    bulletHasScheme = true
    bulletScheme = false 

     

    2.9.74 TextDefaults9Atom


    location:
    DocumentContainer
    |- PP9DocBinaryTagExtension/TextDefaultsAtom

    status: not provided

    2.9.38 TextMasterStyle9Level

    locations:

    MainMasterContainer
    |- PP9SlideBinaryTagExtension/TextMasterStyle9Atom

    SlideContainer
    |- PP9SlideBinaryTagExtension/TextMasterStyle9Atom
     
    DocumentContainer
    |- PP9DocBinaryTagExtension/TextMasterStyle9Atom

    status: not provided

    Same as in other similar cases after re-save of the file in MS PowerPoint 2007,  the TextAutoNumberScheme is provided. I chose the following option to save in MS PowerPoint 2007:

    Powerpoint 97-2003 Presentation
    Save a copy of the presentation that is fully compatible with
    PowerPoint 97-2003.

    status:

    2.9.68  StyleTextProp9

    fBulletHasAutoNumber = 1

    2.9.21 PFMasks

    bulletHasScheme = true
    bulletScheme = true 

    2.9.27 TextAutoNumberScheme

    scheme = 3
    startNum = 1

    Test Files

    http://neuron.tuke.sk/~uzak/koffice/powerpoint/mp03_list_numbering.ppt

    http://neuron.tuke.sk/~uzak/koffice/powerpoint/mp07_list_numbering.ppt

     

    [1]  [MS-PPT]: PowerPoint (.ppt) Binary File Format,  Release: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Matus Uzak

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 3:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I already got an answer from Marijn Kruisselbrink, who discussed this issue at the Plugfest.

    In case TextAutoNumberScheme is not provided, the default value has to be used.  I created a number of test documents and the default value seems to be ANM_ArabicPeriod (MS-PPT, subsection 2.13.28).  This is MS PowerPoint 2003 specific.

    br,

    Matus Uzak

    • Marked as answer by Chris Mullaney Thursday, October 28, 2010 5:01 PM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 12:41 PM

All replies

  • Hi Matus, thanks for your post regarding the [MS-PPT] protocol specification. One of the Open Specification Documentation team will be in touch with you shortly.

    Regards,
    Bill Wesse - MSFT

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 3:38 PM
  • Hi,

    I already got an answer from Marijn Kruisselbrink, who discussed this issue at the Plugfest.

    In case TextAutoNumberScheme is not provided, the default value has to be used.  I created a number of test documents and the default value seems to be ANM_ArabicPeriod (MS-PPT, subsection 2.13.28).  This is MS PowerPoint 2003 specific.

    br,

    Matus Uzak

    • Marked as answer by Chris Mullaney Thursday, October 28, 2010 5:01 PM
    Friday, October 22, 2010 12:41 PM
  • Matus,

    Thank you for providing the answer back to the community.

    Dominic Salemno
    Escalation Engineer
    Open Specifications

    Saturday, October 23, 2010 6:44 PM