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Need macro to auto refresh powerpoint while in slideshow

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I simply need a macro that will auto-refresh (thus update links) a powerpoint presentation while in slideshow mode.

The main reason for this is that I will be using a PPT as a display with links to other files and would like the links to update when the source files are update.

Anyone?
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No need to reinvent the wheel:
http://skp.mvps.org/updtlinks.htm
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Thanks, but I'm running Powerpoint 2007 and this doesn't correctly work with that version.
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I've just tried it and it seems to work for me in PPT 2007 - lands nicely on the add-ins tab where I click it to enable it and then updates links to some simple test files. Are your macros enabled & what sort of files are you linking to?
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pjasnos,
When you say it worked for you, does it actually update links while in presentation mode the moment they are changed? You don't have to go back in and click anything?
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It updates them when the presentation starts another loop - I assume this is how you're using it to display the files?
If not, and you are, say, using a single slide with those links, you can still set your single-slide presentation to loop, set automatic slide switching every e.g. every 2 minutes and then this tool will autorefresh the links each time the loop starts.
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