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How to run a Powerpoint presentation within Powerpoint

Posted on 2014-02-05
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Hi,

My requirement is to have a Powerpoint presentation run in jhe background of a work canteen.  I want to  put files (Powerpoints and image files) in a particular folder and have Powerpoint loop thru and open each file, import and display them in a looping slideshow.

Everynow and again different files will be placed in the folder and I want to dynamically insert them into my looping presentation.

I'd expect this to be done through VBA coding.  I am experienced in Excel & Access with VBA coding but not with Powerpoint.

Has anyone done anything similar in the past?

Thanks
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Pls try this youhave to build the loop to repeat the whole procedure

Function RunPresentation(strFolderAndFile As String)

Set oPres = Application.Presentations.Open(strFolderAndFile)

oPres.Slides.Range.SlideShowTransition.AdvanceOnTime = True
oPres.SlideShowSettings.AdvanceMode = ppAdvanceOnTime
oPres.SlideShowSettings.ShowType = ppShowTypeKiosk

oPres.SlideShowSettings.StartingSlide = 1
oPres.SlideShowSettings.EndingSlide = oPres.Slides.Count

Set objSlideShow = oPres.SlideShowSettings.Run.View

Do Until objSlideShow.State = ppSlideShowDone
    If Err <> 0 Then
        Exit Do
    End If
Loop
oPres.Saved = True
oPres.Close


End Function

Sub LoopThrougFiles()
    MyFile = Dir(CurDir() & "\" & "*.ppt*")
    Do While MyFile <> ""
        theFile = Dir()
        RunPresentation (curDir() & "\" & theFile)
    Loop
End Sub

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by:adb11a
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Thanks Rgonzo1971,

I was able to use this method to get me started. Well done!
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for adb11a's comment #a39848871

for the following reason:

Got me started...
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