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Need a technique or Macro to display a hidden slide in a seperate popup window in Powerpoint 2007

Hello All,

I'm sure this has been asked many times before. What i seek to do is imbed a picture into a hidden slide for the purpose of being able to make it pop up on a mouse click event. I've looked at the trigger options but it does not open in a new seperate window.

It seems this could be done easiest with a macro. I've looked through the web, but all the macros seem to be for opening a hyper link or some other outside document. I need to reference an internal slide so that it can be delivered as one self contained package.

Thanks in advance,
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magneticstorm
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Why not just insert a Hyperlink to the picture? That way it will open in another application, and hence in another window.
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JavedtariqCommented:
Here is an article for how to add a pop up window in PowerPoint. But this is for 2003. i hope you will be able to replicate this in 2007

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/msoffice/add-a-popup-window-to-a-powerpoint-slide/717
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JavedtariqCommented:
This article is also help full . It explains how to add an action to PPT 2007 Slide.
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/pp_buttons_show_07.htm
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magneticstormAuthor Commented:
Graham,

The hyperlink was tried, however that would be an external document would it not? I was looking to embed a jpg file into the powerpoint and needed to be able to reference that and then have it open in a new window. You can reference internal slides but it displays it inside the same PP window, ie just advances to that slide. However i've limited experience with PP and could EASILY be missing something basic.

Javedtarig,

Good links both. I had seen the first one, however it does not seem to actually open anything in a new window, it wants to use callouts? Those only seem to be the shaped "ballons"? Again i could be missing it entirely..I'll look again, but also dont recall seeing a place to have it reference a jpg file to have it displayed outside of the presentation window.

I've found a bit of macro code that will pop up a text box, but have'nt been able to figure out how to make it call an embeded jpg image.

Any further thoughts/idea's?

Thanks!
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magneticstormAuthor Commented:
Graham,

Okay, retried it and i can see no way to have it open in a new window from inside the powerpoint. Am i missing something?

thanks
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xtermieCommented:
you can have your slide hidden and then:
(a) create a custom show and give it a name
(b) insert a info button on the slide you want this to open
(c) set action setting for that button to open the custom show (ensure you have a BACK button in the hidden slide so that you can return to your original slide)
that could do the trick...the best option is to link to the image as GrahamSkan suggested originally...

Now this will not open 2 windows, as that is quite hard in powerpoint.
read here on this:
http://ask.metafilter.com/47089/How-do-I-turn-off-singlewindow-mode-in-Powerpoint
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
It works for me. Unfortunately it opens the picture in Internet Explorer. There seems to be some sort of bug:

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/hyperlink-uses-wrong-app-view-image-t2371729.html

I'll try to do some more research.
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JSRWilsonCommented:
Not sure why you need the pic in a seperate window but you can do this fairly easily with a line of code. There's an example here

If this is what you need I can expalin how to change the picture / window size if you don't know.
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magneticstormAuthor Commented:
Apologies, got busy with another project and had to shelve this.

JSRWilson,
That works great! And its 2 lines of code. You should see the other macro code i had found (i think it was from pptalchemly no less) and was trying to convert to just show an image. About 60 lines. Please post in the sizing information :)



Thanks for the posts Graham and Xtermie.

Xtermie, i had gotten that far, but it was only opening it in the same slide slow, not what we were hoping to do, we wanted the image to "pop" out.

Graham, an ie window would have been fine, but this also required that image to be imbedded into the PP so it could be one package. Unless you were able to get it to pop out from a link to an embeded image? I tried repeatedly. I had also seen those discussions, which was not qutie what i was looking to do, ie edit 2 pp side by side. Please post in if you can get it to pop an imbeded image externally in IE or anything else for that matter without code. Someone could use it i'm sure.
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JSRWilsonCommented:
Easiest way to change the size is simply to open the userform in the vbeditor and resize it there. You can also right click on the form in the vbeditor and change the start position (set to manual and specift left & top)
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JSRWilsonCommented:
Easiest way to change the size is simply to open the userform in the vbeditor and resize it there. You can also right click on the form in the vbeditor and change the start position (set to manual and specift left & top)
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magneticstormAuthor Commented:
JSR,

That worked very well and of course was extremely simple. Will use the vbeditor to change the start position and this is done.

Thanks!
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