How do I open a Powerpoint document in Excel VBA ?

Hi All,

I'm trying to open a Powerpoint document within my Excel VBA code but I keep getting the following error message:

'Object doesn't support this property or method'

My code looks like this:

   Dim PowerpointApp As Object
   Dim PowerpointDoc As Object
   Set PowerpointApp = CreateObject("Powerpoint.Application")
   Set PowerpointDoc = PowerpointApp.Documents.Open(gcCertificateTemplatePath)
   PowerpointApp.Visible = True

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It falls over at the open of the document. However, the PPT document does actually exist. Could the issue lie in my previous line ?

I have set the relevant reference, Microsoft Powerpoint 14.0 Object Library

Thanks
Toco
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Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
Make sure that the app is visible before you do anything with it and use the Open method for the app's Presentations collection e.g:

Dim PPTApp As Object
Dim PPTPres As Object
Set PPTApp = CreateObject("PowerPoint.Application") 
PPTApp.Visible = True 
Set PPTPres = PPTApp.Presentations.Open(gcCertificateTemplatePath) 

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TocogroupAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jamie. That was the exact solution. Much appreciate your assistance.
Regards
Toco
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