How To Set A Powerpoint Presentation As Powerpoint.application.activepresentation
Jun 22, 2010
how to set a powerpoint presentation as the powerpoint.application.activepresentation? In the program below, when the form is loading, it will open 2 powerpoint files (Test1.ppt and Test2.ppt). After Test2.ppt is opened, it will be the activepresentation because it is opened last.What I am trying to do is when I press button1, it will set Test1.ppt as activepresentation so that when I press button4, it will show me "C:Test1.ppt".The same also goes to button2 making Test2.ppt as activepresentation..But what I get is, no matter how many times i press button1, Test2.ppt is always the activepresentation.[code]
I'm putting the finishing touches to a fullscreen Winforms Application in VB (.net 3.5, VS2008). This is Q2 for today, as I seem to be coming up with all these little glitches I can't figure out!!I have a webcontrol, which I use to show a PowerPoint presentation - by using webctl.navigate("c:MyPresentation.ppt").This works perfectly, and my presentation shows exactly as desired.However, sometimes, when I close my application, the Powerpnt.exe process is left running.Is there any way of programatically forcing this to close if it has been left open, or am I not disposing of something I should (I can't find anything along these lines when running powerpoint through a web control)?
How do I Automate the starting of a Powerpoint Presentation from Visual Basic? I would like to create a simple program in visual basic (2008 Express Edition that starts and runs a Powerpoint (powerpoint 2007) presentation in full screen on certain days of the week at certain times. The days of the week and times need to be user input variables.I am writing the program to automate a projector
I want to embed a PowerPoint presentation with narration, timings and the presentation PASSWORD in my application so that it will automatically start the Pesentation and enter the password, when a button on the form is clicked. I want to do this so that the PowerPoint presentation can only be viewed from within the application, where the password is embedded in code, and cannot be run by just finding the PowerPoint presentation file and clicking on it to run it.
I do not intend for the user to be given the password. I would imagine that i could use process.start to run the presentation, which can be put on the target computer at the time of instal, but I don't know how to handle the password with code on the button.
I am designing a vb.net application and I want the user to be able to access a powerpoint presentation within the windows form. Can anyone direct me to a good site with good enough instructions for VB.net (not vb 6
I created a presentation which runs in kiosk mode as a PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show. Now the problem is, that the presentation resets itself to slide one if there is no user input for 5 minutes. How do I disable this feature?
I am using Powerpoint 2010 (Version 14.0.6112.500 (32-bit))On a side note: I already found an Add-In (KioskAssistant) which enables me to increase the time before the slide is reset. But this change is only done locally for my machine and not saved into the presentation itself. So this not a sufficient enough solution if I want to ship my presentation to my client
I'm trying to copy a Range from Excel and Paste the information in powerpoint in either the HTML or the default format, however, I am having some difficulties. I am able to get the code to work for pasting the Range as an OLE Object but nothing else. The problem with doing this is that having the embedded excel documents in the powerpoint makes the file extremely large and unstable. I just need to be able to paste the information without the embedded information where it is editable (so, not as a bitmap or picture).
With ppt2Slide Sheets(index2).Activate Range("CP12:CT" & RangeIndex2).Copy
I have developed a small application to call several powerpoint presentations. The user will enter the powerpoint number and the powerpoint will be shown in Viewshow form. However this is not the case. The powerpoints are showing in the normal powerpoint form where the users can edit the texts in the presentation even though the powerpoint presentation are saved as viewshow. Please help with the code to display powerpoint in VIEWSHOW form:(;(If this is displayed in a form is fine, part my working code is as shown below;
How do I check to see if a user has Powerpoint 2007 or 2010 in the autorun for a CD, and download a reader if he does not? Can this be done in a VB script, or do I need to write a program to do this. My initial attempts tried using Fileinfo, but VB script does not recognise this class. This needs to be run on any user computer.
I am a graphic designer and not even close to being a programmer. I have to make a DVD that has a powerpoint file on it. What I would like is that when the user puts the DVD in the drive, it will automatically open up a launch window. The launch window will contain a background image and the icon to launch the powerpoint file will be the clients logo.
I'm currently working with PowerPoint in VB.NET and having a bit of trouble getting a slide to have an individual background. Using the SlideMaster method changes all slide in the presentation and I want only one to be affected
PS Using the Background.Fill.UserPicture method doesn't seem to be working, but I'm not sure why...
MS PowerPoint, on the left side, there is a slide bar showing slides/pages available, is it that a slides pane? And how can I do that, let say if I want to create a new page/slide, how can I create a new blank slide? Also the side bar will display the pages/slides but is in smaller view...
I have a little problem with an application I am developing. My application is supposed to save a powerpoint slideshow, which I have finish coding. The code is as follows,
Dim dal As New CreateDAL Dim bll As New createBLL Dim searchQuery As String
However, upon click the button which calls these codes, the powerpoint slideshow that is saved does not end when it is in slideshow mode. For eg, there is 5 slides, after reaching the 5th slide, it returns back to the 1st slide and repeats over and over again. I'll have to press the ESC key to end the slide show. Is there anyway to prevent this? Perhaps I'm missing a statement to make the ending slide the last side?
I tried applying an animation to an object in powerpoint through VB.NET. I'm only a beginner and have tried my best to figure it out with something like the following code which is two objects using one as the trigger. I managed to get it working in pptVBA but just can't get it to work in .NET. I keep getting an error COMException was unhandled.
Imports PowerPoint = Microsoft.Office.Interop.PowerPoint Dim intereffect as powerpoint.effect Dim oShape/sPic as powerpoint.shape With oApp.ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine.InteractiveSequences.Add(1) [Code] .....
I am in the process of writing a program that takes a .xls file of raw data, runs some calculations on the data, and then creates appropriate tables and charts. It then copies the charts into a PowerPoint presentation, formats each slide correctly with all the necessary information and saves the presentation with a new file name. That part alone works fine and takes about 12 seconds for the whole process (its roughly a 12 slide presentation).
In PowerPoint (2007 at least, but probably others), it refuses to spell check "some" text in some shapes.
I thought it was the type of shape, so changed them, this didn't fix it. So I did some experiments moving what I called "infected" text into a few boxes and saw that it was somehow attached to the text.
Taking a very simple file with known infected and uninfected sections I converted the .pptx to a .zip and opened .pptslidesslide1.xml In here text which won't spell check is inclosed with:
<a:rPr noProof="1" Text which is spelt ok, or had "ignore" pressed in inclosed with: <a:rPr dirty="0" smtClean="0" ... And missspelled text, that was found with: <a:rPr dirty="0" smtClean="0" err="1" ...
I found and deleted all the noProof="1"s in the file, returned it to the countainer and opened the presentation. and everything spell check as I would expect it should, all errors in all boxes were found, without damaging the file. After saving it, I reopened the silde1.xml and found dirty="0" smtClean="0" or dirty="0" smtClean="0" err="1" in the correct places.
Now the question is, how do I use this new found knowledge to fix a file, without manualy exstracting all the slide#.xml files, opening them in a text editor and using "Replace" to fix them? That process of exstraction could be automated, but if it is possible to do from VBA within PowerPoint it would be easier.
how to use access to automate the process of opening the power point from the VBA code. So what it does is if the user clicks on the open button, the power point will open...The path and file of the power point have been set correctly.Here is the code for the button click, private sub:
Private Sub cmdAutomatePowerPoint_Click() Dim strFileName As String strFileName = "C:PracticeAccessVBA_Programming5Ws.ppt"
But whenever I click on the button I got the error message, saying power point could not open the file.
I want to do a simple program .. that import powerpoint to VB form and having a next and prev. button that going to the next slide of the powerpoint.. but i have no idea how to start.. so if you have any reference book .. idea.. or anything..
I have a simple form, with a button that invokes some Powerpoint automation (I am using VB 2008; Office 2007 is installed on the machine). Powerpoint starts up properly, the presentation closes, but...Powerpoint stays "up" (does not quit). When my application eventually closes, powerpoint does close, but I would like for it to properly close right after the automation completes.
So I have a Powerpoint presentation. It contains numerous images on it, referred to by image X. (So it's the same image but on multiple pages) These same images on different pages/slides have different width/height attributes associated to them. So even though they're the same image, they may not be the same size.
So there exists a scenario where an image exists on a lot of the slides. I want the ability to replace all of them at the same time (quickly) without having to go through each slide and separately replacing X, one at a time with the new image.
Is this possible? (yes/no)How would this be accomplished? (abstract - high level explanation is only required)
I use GetClickIndex when I receive a Powerpointall_SlideShowOnNext event to move the selected index of a list of animations (built previously from the Timeline object). The first animation returns 1, the second 2 and so on.
This works fine until I manually move animations up or down the Animations Pane list using the PP Animations ribbon and re-start the slide show. Now GetClickIndex returns 1 for each SlideShowOnNext event I receive.
I have a VB 2008 Forms application which does Powerpoint automation.I am opening Powerpoint in a minimized window from within my app and am trying to periodically put update messages in a textbox on my main form while the automation is running (it takes a few minutes to complete), but my form window does not want to show these messages until the powerpoint operations are finished.It seems as if I need to force a window refresh or something on my windows form, but I'm unclear how to do that. Below is some code that I'm using that illustrates what I'm trying to do.When I run it, "Step One / Step Two / Step Three" do not show up on my textbox until after the Powerpoint automations are over.[code]
I have a commandbar model which automates PowerPoint. I recently faced a strange problem that when PowerPoint is opened through my application, and the data is being loaded through my application to populate the menu.If a user right clicks on PowerPoint I get the error message: Call was rejected by callee powerpoint
How do I resolve this? I'm using Office 2003/2007 and VB.NET for office automation.
I have been using VB to manipulate notes in PowerPoint presentations.Until today, everything had been working fine (in PowerPoint 2007) using:[code]But today I tried the code on a PowerPoint 2003 presentation and it threw an error saying that the object didn't exist.I tried looking in shape 1 and 0, but I don't find the notes.I then tried updating the presentation to the 2007 format, but the notes are still not accessible using VB, although they appear in the PowerPoint window fine.
I have a project Visual Studio VB2010 which controls PowerPoint and is working, I now want to copy a slide and put it into a Picture box but it does not work. I need to find what format PowerPoint puts it on the clipboard in. The copy is working because I can paste it into Paint or Word but when I use the code below I get nothing. If I copy a bmp/jpeg/tiff/png/meterfile in Paint it then shows in picturebox, so it appears the format is not right for powerPoint
I have written a VB.net 2010 Powerpoint addin that needs to be able to advance the slide via a button on it's main form when running the presentation. The functionality I require is exactly as if you press the space bar while focus is on the slide show window.
I have tried-PowerPointApp.ActivePresentation.SlideShowWindow.View.Next
But this does not work in excatly the same way, namely when working with several animation sequences on the same slide.I am looking into using the API - FindWindow & SendMessage but I do not fully understand the steps to get this to work, or even if it can. Or is there another way?
I am using Visual Studio 2010 RC with Powerpoint 2010 Developer Beta.
I have the following situation: Contents of an Excel sheet have to be displayed in PowerPoint slides. I have put this in a function where the following line copies the contents of the Excel table as a picture:
I'm currently doing a program to search for text in powerpoint files using interop in vb.net 2005. When a user does a search, it will open the powerpoint (.ppt) file and do the search. This is working fine.What I want to achieve next is if the powerpoint file is already opened, I want the program to search for text in the opened powerpoint file (without opening the file again in ReadOnly mode).How can I do that..? I mean, I need to first search the list of opened program to see if the powerpoint file is opened and then i need to somehow cause my program to gain control of the opened powerpoint file before I can do a search right..? How can I do that..?
I have a text box on a Powerpoint Slide. The text box contains text that I need to use in an Excel program. The Excel program will be run from a button on a toolbar within Powerpoint. I need to be able to pass the text box text, from Powerpoint to a variable in Excel, so I can use it in my Excel VBA code.
I have been searching and trying for quite some time now but did not yet find the right way to solve my problem.Here is what I want to do:- open powerpoint with a file (an disable the UI of my app while it is opened)- make some changes to this file- save it with a new name- get notice when Powerpoint is closed (either by my app once the automatic changes are done or if the user quits Powerpoint)- enable UI once Powerpoint is closedThe notice is my problem. Is there an easy way (other than timers that check the process list) to get notice of when my started Powerpoint-Process is closed/quit?