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Excel spreadsheet with VBA can't find reference to Powerpoint Library

Posted on 2007-08-10
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Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have an Excel spreadsheet that uses the Microsoft Powerpoint 11.0 Object Library to automatically copy and paste cell ranges and charts to a new powerpoint presentation.

This works on many machines, but the whole spreadsheet falls over on one or two machines that appear to have the same build as those on which it works, but upon which it cannot find the aforementioned reference.

FYI These machines have the same installation of Office 2003.

Is there any good reason for this problem, or do the machines in question just need the Office install repaired or reinstalled?
Question by:ScottRogersGC
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by:Rory Archibald
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Is Office installed in the same location on those machines? Do they get any errors running Powerpoint normally?

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ID: 19670787
no errors running powerpoint normally - which is what surprises me

not sure about location, not easy to find out as the machine is in the US
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by:Rory Archibald
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They don't have multiple versions of Office installed by any chance?
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ID: 19670822
almost definitely not - but I will check that as well, they should be getting in the office soon
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GlennaShaw earned 900 total points
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A couple of things to check:
On the PCs in question, open Excel, Open the VB Editor, click on Tools, Reference and see if the Microsoft Powerpoint 11.0 Object Library is missing.
Make sure your users haven't installed any add-ins for PowerPoint and/or Excel
Clicking on Help, Detect and Repair in PowerPoint should restore the registry settings
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SysExpert earned 600 total points
ID: 19671094
Also check that the path opints to where the powerpoint files are in the OS environment.

Compare a working and non-working machine via the Set command in DOS.

I hope this helps !

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