Dynamically update powerpoint 2010 slides from text files
Posted on 2013-06-20
We have a small Help Desk team and we want a looping powerpoint presentation that dynamically reads small text files and displays them on different slides. For example,
Slide 1 --> opencalls.txt
Slide 2 --> Sev1calls.txt
Slide3 --> Callsfortheday.txt
First, we have scripts that automatically creates these *.txt files and they change all the time. I tried embedding the link of the text object to the slides but they don't update when Powerpoint loops back. You have to manually *refresh* the link.
I tried searching in this forum and most relate to linking Excel to Powerpoint. But our scripts can work only with text.
I am not familiar with VBA (I can learn the basics if required) but would someone have a simple VBA macro that can help me accomplish the task above?
Thanks very much