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    Hello. (PowerPoint 2003)

    I'm going to demonstrate recording of macros within PowerPoint 2003. Any suggestions as to what might be a useful (recorded) macro?

    I know that I'm likely to have problems if I try to add objects or shapes to a slide, as the code tends to generate specific references to
    slide numbers and object names. But there must be something useful that can be done just be recording?!

    Thanks, Andy.

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    For me in PPT, macros fall into two categories.
    1. Macros that act and interact during a presentation.
    2. Macros that are tools for building a presentation.
    I think those are useful distinctions.

    Now perhaps others will chime in with ideas for category one.
    But tools I've built for myself include:
    • Slide timing totals for automated presentations
    • Copy and paste tools for copying and pasting formats and or animations from object to object from slide to slide.
    I have to say that as PPT has advanced - many of my tools have become obsolete.
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    Thank you.

    I'm not sure I can record much when running a show - it says go to slide show, go to next slide, exit show - probably not much else?

    I assume you mean that if I record applying 10 timings to a sequence of slides, when I run it will apply the same timings to the current
    sequence of ten slides?
    I will try copying and pasting formats etc., as suggested, but if I click on a specific shape it will use that shapes name. Perhaps if I tab
    to a second or third object on the slide it might work.

    Thanks again. Andy.

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    I'm thinking further about my suggestions. In order to make them work, - you'd need to edit the macros in the VBA editor.
    But you simply want to display the macro recording function?

    In all honesty - I can't think of anything useful to do with a purely recorded macro in PPT.
    Perhaps someone else will chime in with a good suggestion.
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    Hi again.
    Yes I just want to demonstrate recording. There isn't much useful to do that can't be done just by copying, pasting, deleting, etc.

    However, if I select a shape before recording, I can make it a specific size and add a specific shadow to it. I can then align
    it to the right of the slide. (I can't move it really because that generates code that increments it's position..)

    I presume Microsoft removed macro recording in 2007 because no one could make use of it. Andy.

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