PowerPoint VBA from LC?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 12:22:36 EDT 2016


If you can send keys to the powerpoint app, you might be able to open the
file, and then send keys to open the menu, and then step through the
keypresses you need to do what you want.

Having said that, have you considered using autoit instead? (its geared for
just this sort of thing)  Theres one or two macro builders that can do this
sort of thing too, but the few times I used autoit it worked well.

On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 7:35 AM, richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Why don't you just do the thing in Visual Basic?
>
> Richmond.
>
>
> On 08/07/2016 12:35 PM, Peter Reid wrote:
>
>> I have 100+ old PowerPoint PPT files that can't be opened by modern
>> PowerPoint (2007 and later).  However I have managed to get a copy of
>> PowerPoint 2003 that can open these old PPTs and save them as new PPTs that
>> can be opened by newer PowerPoint.  My problem is the 100+ files that need
>> converting!
>>
>> So, I thought I'd write an LC stack that will take a folder of PPTs and
>> feed them into PowerPoint 2003, one at a time, to save them into a new
>> folder in the newer PPT format.  I can do the file/folder stuff OK in LC
>> and I intend to use the "Do script as VBscript" or shell(script) to
>> activate PowerPoint and get it to open & save a file at a time.
>>
>> My problem is the VBA script needed to open PowerPoint, open a file &
>> then save the file.  I've found some code on the LC forums:
>>
>> put "set objExcel = GetObject(," & quote & "Excel.Application" & quote &
>> ")" & return into TheScript
>> put "objExcel.Application.Run " & quote & "D_Scostamenti.xls!ImportAMC" &
>> quote & ", " & quote & tPath & quote after TheScript
>>     Do TheScript as "VBScript"
>>
>> but I can't see how to save the file and leave PowerPoint active ready
>> for the next file in the sequence. Can anyone help me with this please?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Peter
>> --
>> Peter Reid
>> Loughborough, UK
>>
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