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    Angry

    I am using PowerPoint 2007 and have created 10 files that I want to save to a folder for burning to a CD using the "Publish" and "Package for CD" option. When the "Package for CD" dialog appears, I type in the name I want for the package, then click "Add Files" and click on all ten files to add to the package. On "Options", I select "Viewer Package" and "Let the user select which presentation to view", "Linked Files", then OK. I then select "Copy to Folder", name the Folder, and point to a location using "Browse", then OK.

    It chugs away and prepares my ten files (in PPT format, not PPTX), the associated audio files, and the EXE and DLL files needed to run Viewer. It also produces an AUTORUN.INF file.

    I then wrote a BAT file with Notepad:

    PPTVIEW.EXE /S "file_name.ppt"

    Here is the catch. I can click on PPTVIEW in the Explorer window and it brings up my list of PPT files, from which I can select, and all runs fine. But I am wanting to run this from a menu program written in PPT but saved as a PDF file using embedded links in the PDF file to call PPTVIEW by pointing the link to the BAT file as above.

    When I then test the menu program, the command prompt screen briefly appears, then nothing happens.

    Is there an easy way to save a multi-file program to PPTVIEW and run it by calling it from a PDF file? I am running out of hair scratching my head!



    Richard
    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    Hi Richard

    I do not have PP 2007 so canot experiment, until somebody comes along that does perhaps this MS article and links may help you

    Pack and go in PP 2007
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

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    [quote name='stevehocking' post='774045' date='07-May-2009 06:17']Hi Richard

    I do not have PP 2007 so canot experiment, until somebody comes along that does perhaps this MS article and links may help you

    Pack and go in PP 2007[/quote]

    Thanks, Steve. I read most of this two days ago via the PowerPoint help system. I could not find a specific answer to my specific issue, though.

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