Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program currently developed by Microsoft. PowerPoint presentations consist of a number of individual pages or "slides" that may contain text, graphics, sound, movies, and other objects, which may be arranged freely. The presentation can be printed, displayed live on a computer, or navigated through at the command of the presenter. Slides can also form the basis of webcasts.

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How to split a slide from a presentation using VBA or Apple script. previously i used a VBA code to achieve the same but in powerpoint 16.13.1 I am getting an error as "Mac PPT does not support opening file in window less mode." and it was working on previous versions of PowerPoint.
Sub SaveSlide(lSlideNum As Long, sFileName As String)

    Dim oTempPres As Presentation
    Dim x As Long

    ActivePresentation.SaveCopyAs sFileName
    ' open the saved copy windowlessly
    Set oTempPres = Presentations.Open(sFileName, , , False)

    For x = 1 To lSlideNum - 1

    ' What was slide number lSlideNum is now slide 1
    For x = oTempPres.Slides.Count To 2 Step -1


End Sub

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In the above code I am getting error in this line
 Set oTempPres = Presentations.Open(sFileName, , , False)

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Please help me.
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I am able to print both colour and B&W, but when I choose a print option
For Email, it automatically prints colour, unless I do a few more clicks to set to B&W.

For PPT, there is a drop-down option to choose colour or B&W, unfortunately if I dun click on it to choose B&W, it defaults to colour.

WORD Doc print, as a user I need to click on Printer Properties, in order to get to colour options to choose B&W.

IE, ctrl + Print as a user need to click on Printer Properties, in order to get to colour options to choose B&W.

May I suggest that for those staff who have been given rights to print both colour and B&W…
1.      can IOE set their print default to B&W AND
2.      if they need to print colour, these staff can by themselves choose the colour print via the option.

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can you recommend the best way to transfer data (numbers and next) from excel to powerpoint so that format is not lost?


can you recommend an excel reporting template that can used to create presentations similar to powerpoint?

the reason i am asking it is cumbersome to transfer data between excel and powerpoint.

I am developing a generator for PowerPoint presentations.
At the end of a generation cycle, the output file should be shown in PowerPoint.
Just opening the file therein is not sufficient since a previous version of the file may already be open;
that would then need to be closed first.

This action should be triggered from a Scala program, which runs on a JVM.
The solution should not require running an MS Office macro (such as given here).
We may assume the file is not being edited in PowerPoint; there will be an option to generate it as read only.

I need solutions for Windows and Macintosh.
I have experimented with AppleScript from the Mac Script Editor, but I only manage to
have PowerPoint open a file when no file with the same name is open yet.
So I would appreciate help.

I included the tag Microsoft Word, because this question likely applies for that as well.
I have a PowerPoint application add-in (VBA -> .ppam) that shows a userform containing some help the first time the add-in runs.

I have tried triggering that action with two different events:

Sub Auto_Open()


the customUI onLoad event.

Both methods work if the add-in is configured to load before PowerPoint runs.

However, if PowerPoint is running and a user manually loads the add-in via File / Options / Add-ins / PowerPoint Add-ins / Go then the userform is shown but in some kind of non-initialised state whereby some of the controls are active e.g. MultiPage, some are not e.g CommandButton and none of the form's initialisation code runs. The only way to then close the form is via the [X] button at the top right of the window.

How can I automatically display, interact and execute code within a userform when the user loads an application add-in using this method?


I've attached a sample project to demonstrate the issue. Delete the .zip extension (required to upload .pptm files to EE) before opening it.
hello ,

For the last few days i'm getting a weird error while running a macro In Microsoft powerpoint. The Macro translates the korean text into english using Google Translator.
But from last few days randomly it started giving error "Run-time error '-2147024891 (80070005)': Access is denied.

i have google it and found there is some information about this error but not one knows the accurate solution.
can some one help please ? Thanks in advance.
VBA ms powerpoint and ms access.

I am running a powerpoint slideshow continuously from ms access. I have two questions:
1. if my powerpoint slides have an action button, is the button active while the slide is presenting?
2. if the button IS active and I click it, will I be able to detect in from the ms access application? If so, how do I detect it from access?
MY PROBLEM IS: I want to have a clean way to stop the looping presentation.
How to store macro in PowerPoint and run it every time you open PowerPoint. I am able to apply my macro till the PowerPoint file is open. Once I close and reopen it, an error message pops-up and says "The Macro cannot be found or has been disabled because of your security settings." Though I have enabled the macro in the setting.

Please help!!

I am a designer and need to produce a good number of PowerPoint presentations on a regular basis. The presentations follow the same structure - 11 slides with specified content for each one. I am preparing several graphic templates but they are quite complex and very structure specific so I am looking for a way to make all the content dynamically populated into styled placeholder text boxes, tables, charts and possibly smartart from an external file - simple Powerpoint, Word, Excel or similar.

The source files will be structured templates albeit much simpler graphically than the end result. And since the structure of the presentation doesn't change one source file template will be enough. I've listed multiple options but an unstyled powerpoint presentation as a source is very workable.

It is simply  a task of restyling that unfortunately falls beyond the templates functionality of PowerPoint. And i would like to avoid endless copying and pasting text and tables from one presentation (the source file) to another (the styled). Hence after researching I thought that VBA scripting can be an option.

What the application needs to do is grab the content of the first basic presentation and transfer it to corresponding placeholders in the styled presentation template.

When the presentation is populated with the content I will need to add additional images but ideally keep the dynamic links for the placeholders so that if the content in the external source file …
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Hi I have few questions which i have asked in attached PPT file. Let me know if this is okay to put my request in this way...
How to remove apps  ( Word, Excel and Power point ) from a user's Office 365 web portal, we are on E3 licence. from the licence Down arrow is it possible to remove the Apps (Word, Excel and Power point ) ?

Hello.  We have a very strange error occurring with PowerPoint files in our SharePoint 2013 intranet environment.  Whenever we upload a PowerPoint PPTX file to the server, attempt to open it from the document library by selecting Edit or by Checking out first, the file still opens read-only.

I have tried removing some slides which seems to fix the issue but it is never the same slides that are causing the issue.  So on a 60 slide file, in one iteration, I remove slides 1 thru 5 which still opens read only, but if I remove slides 6 thru 10, it will open normally.  However, if I put slides 6 thru 10 back and remove slides 11 thru 15, then it also opens normally, so no specific slide that I know of is a culprit.  The filesize is 8-10 MB but I am not seeing any size limitations.

The other clue I have is the file becomes locked for editing by me after opening it read only from the library the first time.  I can no longer check it out or delete it.  The file does not appear under manage files with no checked in version under library settings.  I have also tried saving the file back as PPT with same result.  The slides use high resolution stock images that were optimized with Photoshop before being added to the slides.  All images are either JPG or PNG, and are all in RGB color format.  Some have transparency.  Resetting the pictures in PowerPoint does not work either.  In one case, I exported an image, and added it back and reuploaded to SharePoint which worked in another …
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2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Reading the following string value/name...
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Common Startup
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - from the following registry location...
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - The value is...
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Trying to remove the startup task if there is any.
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\SharePointServerPreparationToolStartup_0FF1CE14-0000-0000-0000-000000000000.cmd
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Error: Startup task doesn't exist. This is not a continuation after a restart.
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Locating the following command line arguments file:
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - G:\PrerequisiteInstaller.Arguments.txt
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Error: This file does not exist
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Details of the current operating system:
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Major version number of the operating system:  (6)
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Minor version number of the operating system:  (1)
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Build number of the operating system:  (0X1DB1=7601)
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Major version number of the latest Service Pack:  (1)
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Minor version number of the latest Service Pack:  (0)
2017-12-15 08:03:50 - Platform ID of the operating system:  (2)
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I am trying to change my Default Template Location in PowerPoint 2016 and the changes will not take.  My desired path is "D:\My Documents\Custom Office Templates".  Although it doesn't seem to matter what pat h I try, it won't take.  Works fine in Excel.  
* Even went so far as to Copy/Paste the text from t he Excel configuration to the PowerPoint configuration without success.  

* Ran the repair option for Office.  No help.  

* Using a suggestion from this site to go into the Registry and create a "PersonalTemplates" key did not help.  PowerPoint knows if I enter an invalid path; only accepting a valid one.  Tried the original C: path and it won't save that either.  

* Clicking on Personal in File=>New gives me an error: "Sorry, we had some trouble connecting to get templates and can't show them right now".

* can't find much on this kind of error.  Only finding messages on where to go and edit the path.

Additional suggestions greatly appreciated.
In Power Point cannot perform Save As when a password protected file is opened as Read Only.

Please advice.

Thank you in advance!
I was able to add svg images into PPT so far, now suddenly unable to add them. when I add, it comes as internet explore icon with name of the image. anybody have any ideas why it changed suddenly? Is there any way without opening it in Illustrator and bring to ppt?

I found this here already (which works fine for "standard" properties).

But who can I add SharePoint Server Properties like i.e. a Customer column of the document library or the version number to power point?
Hi there,

I am trying to print out a presentation from PowerPoint 2016 via a Konica Minolta C554 as a booklet. Unfortunately, the margins on the left and right side of the presentation are not equal. If I were using a standard print-out, I would just adjust the margin by using Image Shift under my Printer Properties, but this option is not available for a booklet. I have also tried to print via pdf and adjust the margins, but that hasn't worked either. Does anyone have any tips on how I can realign the presentation to work around this problem?

Thanks in advance!
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I have created macros for powerpoint. The use of macro is repetitive. That's why I created button using add-in. It works perfectly fine until I restart the system. The addin which has been created other day is not seen when I restart the system. I am not able to understand why does it happens. How can I prevent the above problem. Please help me out. Thank you
In MS PowerPoint 2013, i opened a file from the shared drive
and getting this error while trying to save

PowerPoint was unable to open or save this document. Please ensure that you have access privileges to read or write the document and that it is not encrypted

please help?
I have to present a project I am working on over the last month. So I actually put all my milestones and approaches in a presentation with a certain format. Now  I am requested to use a different template. Is there a smart way to just transfer my presentation into this template rather than copying everything manually.

Thanks in advance
users are trying to edit and update the powerpoint files in the sharepoint 2010 doucment library simulatenously using doucment co-authoring feature of SharePoint. While multiple users are trying to edit and update the ppt  files they are getting error"upload failed"(attached the screenshot below highlighed in red). These ppt files are of size approx 30-40MB in the library.

It is taking approx ~6-7 to update any user changes on the library meanwhile if other user trying to update, the same ppt he/she is getting upload failed error. I believe this is because of latency issue. Please advise how to reduce latency and possible resolution to fix the issue.( If anything needs to be checked from SQL side)
Hyperlinks are not working properly in PowerPoint 2016.  Sometimes they open, but behind the presentation.  it needs to be ended to view.   Other times it does not even open.
I have done this numerous times in earlier versions, but cant seem to get them to work in this version.
I have looked on line and it only advises me to do what I am doing.  There is some setting that is not correct, but I cannot determine what it might be.
I have 34 slides in my deck. When I view the deck in slide sorter mode, only the first 11 slides show a preview. The rest of the slides only show blank, white rectangles. The same behavior also applies to the side bar when I am editing the slides.

At two places after slide 11, I have a section separator slide. This slide does show up in the preview, but the slides before and after are all white.

Could you please help?
PS: the problem is now solved by rebooting the computer. If you have easier ideas for solving the problem if it recurs, please let me know.

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a slide show presentation program currently developed by Microsoft. PowerPoint presentations consist of a number of individual pages or "slides" that may contain text, graphics, sound, movies, and other objects, which may be arranged freely. The presentation can be printed, displayed live on a computer, or navigated through at the command of the presenter. Slides can also form the basis of webcasts.