Advanced VBA | Links to other applications exercise | PowerPoint info to Excel

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Software ==> Advanced VBA  (33 exercises)
Version ==> Any MS Office versions
Topic ==> Links to other applications  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> VBA training
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Open the PowerPoint presentation in the above folder.  Feel free to press the F5 function key to run the slide show if you should so desire!  Your aim is now to produce an Excel workbook containing summary slide information for this PowerPoint presentation, looking something like this:

Advanced VBA exercise - Links to other applications (image 1)

Your workbook does not have to be neatly formatted like this

To achieve this, first create a module within this presentation, and within this create a subroutine called something like ListSlideInformationInExcel.

Reference the correct Microsoft Excel object library!

Write your subroutine so that it:

  • Creates a new Excel workbook
  • Puts a heading row at the top
  • Loops over all the slides in the ActivePresentation, writing the names for each and the number of slides to the Excel workbook

Each slide has a Shapes collection, so something like ThisSlide.Shapes.Count would give you the number of slides.

Save your presentation with the same name, then close it down.

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31 Aug 20 at 08:53


Thank you for sharing such wonderful exercises to enhance our skills.

All these days I was assuming that only Excel has VBA option, however after practicing this excercise I got to know that Powerpoint, Word and Access also have a VBA option. 

Once again thank you for sharing knowledge :)




01 Sep 20 at 09:42