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How do I group or reference a powerpoint table from VB

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I am creating a powerpoint slide from my application.  At one point I add a table and then want to populate the cells.  I need to know how to name the table, or group it with a name so that I can select it to populate it.  My code looks something like the code below ( this was generated from a macro in powerpoint, so I just need to know how to get the name like "group 142") .

        oSlide.Shapes.AddTable(11, 5, 358, 28, 300, 500)

        oApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes("Group 142").Select()
        oApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.GroupItems(Index:=54).TextFrame.TextRange.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=0).Select()

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Question by:spmcmorrow
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Sir,

Its not very easy to find your table,.. but one way to do it is this:

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    ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes.AddTable NumRows:=3, NumColumns:=4, Left:=10, Top:=10, Width:=288, Height:=288
 
    With ActivePresentation.Slides(1)
      For sh = 1 To .Shapes.Count
          If .Shapes(sh).HasTable Then
             
              'You can directly edit the found table...
             
              MsgBox (.Shapes(sh).Name) '..or store its name?
             
        End If
      Next
    End With
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This code now returns a MSGBOX with the name...

If you want to expand this for more slides, just use a for-loop for the sildes(.)


Succes,... Daniël
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Did this last code work out??
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