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Automatically Open a Powerpoint presentation in outlook.

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Is there a way to automatically open a PowerPoint presentation when I sent it though outlook?
The presentation is well within the emailing limits of our server.
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Question by:JimboG
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by:rosesolutions1
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In theory you could embed code in a custom outlook form, but the user will get prompted to enable macros (depending on their security setting), and then get hit with the object model guard unless we can install redemption locally...
Want some sample code?
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by:JimboG
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That would be nice if you would.  As long as it is not to complicated for the user.  The reason is this presentation is going out to quite a few people that is not very familiar with powerpoint.  So we was thinking that if we start the presentation with instructions how to navigate and close they should be able to manage.  Thanks for your help.
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Karen Falandays earned 125 total points
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Hey Jimbo, pls be careful with this, even if you get the code. Most eschange servers will not allow automatic exe's for securtiy purposes, and personally, I would freak out if a presentation launched automatically when I opened the email.

Instead, why not save the powerpoint as a powerpoint show (pps). When the recipient clicks on the attachment, it will open in presentation/slideshow view
Karen
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by:JimboG
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After reading a little more in a PowerPoint book they also recommended the pps way, so I decided to use pps instead of trying to automatically open.  Thanks for your help and suggestion.
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by:Karen Falandays
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Tat's great Jimbo
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