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    Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    Hi,
    I've been using PowerPoint for years, as well as Excel... this last year I've been writing macros for use in Excel and really have got to know it quite a bit (thanks to Hans from the Excel Forum). Now I'm interested in trying it out in PowerPoint, however I'm only at the point of recording them, as opposed to writing or tweeking a recorded macro. Basically, the plan is for the viewer of the presentation to click on the command button, the macro would automatically go to slide #125 (the only page I'd like speaker notes to reside) and add the page number of the slide it just left in the notes, and then allow the viewer to type in their own note next to the page number, and then take them back to the slide they just left (let's say it was slide # 5) after they are finished with their note. Any help with code, or where to find bits & pieces of code related to this type of action would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    What do you mean by "the viewer of the presentation"? One adds notes while designing a presentation, not while viewing it.

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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    Hi Lana

    You have given us a semi solution! Maybe it's better to start with what you need to achieve.
    I am guessing that you need to collate the notes into a single document? If so why not have the users add the notes as normal and then have the macro collate them into a notepad document (which you could open in Word if necessary)?

    Example code http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00481.htm

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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    Well, I'm wanting to use the speaker notes option for something else... I have about 25+ people coming to the budget meetings and I'm trying to go green (no paper... usually each person gets a binder that's 3 inches thick of paper), so I'm consolidating everyone's presentations into one big one, then I'm going to give them all a flash drive with the presentation on it. If they wish, they can bring their laptops to the meeting and follow along the presentation on their own laptop. I have hyperlinks on the master slide so they can easily get back to the Table of Contents for ease of navigating the large file, and now I want them to be able to jot down a note right in the presentation file so they can view the notes later.

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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    I hope John Wilson's reply helps; I don't think you can do what you want, but I don't know enough about PowerPoint.

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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    This is awesome John... thanks so much... one last thing... is there a way to change it from a notepad file to a Microsoft Word file?
    Thanks!!!
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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    It would be possible to rewrite the macro from the PowerPoint FAQ site to save the notes to a Word document, but the overhead would be larger. You can always open the text file in Word afterwards.

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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    In the code change NOTEPAD.EXE to WINWORD.EXE. Magic!

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    Re: Speaker Notes Macro (2002)

    He he! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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