Solved

Opening ppt

Posted on 2006-11-02
4
236 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
Hi,

Should be a fairly simple one this but my head's in the clouds today and you guys will do this a lot quicker than I could hope to...

I am running a piece of code in Excel to open and transfer to a ppt. First thing I need to do is check if there is a presentation open, if not then look for C:\MyFolder\MyPres.ppt

If this doesn't exist then to open
C:\MainFolder\Pres.ppt    which will always exist.

Kind regards
Darren
0
Comment
Question by:UINVDJM
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
mvidas earned 500 total points
ID: 17858510
Hey Darren, long time,

Give this a shot:

Sub ForDarren()
 Dim HasPresentation As Boolean, PPTApp As Object
 On Error Resume Next
 Set PPTApp = GetObject(, "powerpoint.application")
 On Error GoTo 0
 If PPTApp Is Nothing Then
  Set PPTApp = CreateObject("powerpoint.application")
  PPTApp.Visible = True
  HasPresentation = False
 Else
  If PPTApp.ActivePresentation Is Nothing Then
   HasPresentation = False
  Else
   HasPresentation = True
  End If
 End If
 If Not HasPresentation Then
  If Len(Dir("C:\MyFolder\MyPres.ppt")) = 0 Then
   PPTApp.Presentations.Open "C:\MainFolder\Pres.ppt"
  Else
   PPTApp.Presentations.Open "C:\MyFolder\MyPres.ppt"
  End If
 End If
End Sub

Matt
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:UINVDJM
ID: 17858756
Long time indeed, figured is what about time I returned and hounded you guys some more! ;)

Your code works perfectly of course. Thank you kindly!
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:mvidas
ID: 17858873
Glad to help! First time I've ever written anything powerpoint related :)
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:UINVDJM
ID: 17858893
I've just picked it up recently and now trying to tidy up a lot of reports that I had written in Excel. It seems fairly intuitive.

I may have a more complex question in the next couple of days so keep your eyes open! :)
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When trying to find the cause of a problem in VBA or VB6 it's often valuable to know what procedures were executed prior to the error. You can use the Call Stack for that but it is often inadequate because it may show procedures you aren't intereste…
When designing a form there are several BorderStyles to choose from, all of which can be classified as either 'Fixed' or 'Sizable' and I'd guess that 'Fixed Single' or one of the other fixed types is the most popular choice. I assume it's the most p…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question