<cSld> (Common Slide Data)

This element specifies a container for the type of slide information that is relevant to all of the slide types. All slides share a common set of properties that is independent of the slide type; the description of these properties for any particular slide is stored within the slide's <cSld> container. Slide data specific to the slide type indicated by the parent element is stored elsewhere.


As the above example shows, the shape tree of a slide (@spTree) is a child element of <cSld> because all slide types may contain a shape tree. Other slide properties specific to the type of slide (such as transitions for @sld slides) are specified elsewhere. ]

Parent Elements

<handoutMaster>; <notes>; <notesMaster>; <sld>; <sldLayout>; <sldMaster>

Child Elements


<bg> (Slide Background)


<controls> (List of controls)


<custDataLst> (Customer Data List)


<extLst> (Extension List)


<spTree> (Shape Tree)




<name> (Name)

Specifies the slide name property that is used to further identify this unique configuration of common slide data. This might be used to aid in distinguishing different slide layouts or various other slide types.

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the XML Schema string datatype.

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_CommonSlideData">
	<element name="bg" type="CT_Background" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="spTree" type="CT_GroupShape" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="custDataLst" type="CT_CustomerDataList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="controls" type="CT_ControlList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="extLst" type="CT_ExtensionList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<attribute name="name" type="xsd:string" use="optional" default=""/>