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Is there any known way to hide the toolbar that pops up in the bottom left hand corner of a ppt slide show in vba.

I know how to do it through tools/options but i would like to do it in the program.

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Question by:SweetingA
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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can you post an image to show which tool bar you are referring to?

what version of PP are you using?
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by:JSRWilson
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I don't think this is possible in vba.
The setting is held in a registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\Options\SSMenuButton

BUT PowerPoint reads this on Open so even if you write code to change the key you would need to close and reopen PPT before it took effect.
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

pls refer to
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/aa141004(v=office.10).aspx

use to find your toolbar

Sub Test()
For Each Item In Application.CommandBars
    Debug.Print Item.Index & ", " & Item.Name
Next
End Sub

Open in new window

and then use it to hide
 Result = CBToolbarShow("Your CommandBar", False)

Open in new window

Regards
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by:JSRWilson
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Have you actually made that work Rgonzo and if so what was the Command Bar name?
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by:SweetingA
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No image possible as ctrl button hides object.

Its the block with left/right arrow, pen tool and menu.

I can hide using ctrl + h but then i can't see the mouse pointer either.

Seems to be something added from ppt 2007 onwards as not apparent in ppt 2003.

Only in view during slide show.

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by:JSRWilson
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As I said the only way with code would be to set the registry key as above and then close and reopen PowerPoint or set the slide show to kiosk mode (which will also prevent on click animation and transitions)
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