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    contains activex controls (PPT/XP)

    Today I started compiling PPT/VBA code that I've been running in Office 97 for a year or two.

    When trying to save the PPT as a PPA add-in, I get the message "Powerpoint can't save this file as an add-in because it contains ActiveX controls".


    I've not been in here since 1st October, two months before I migrated to XP. That leads me to believe that I'm stumbling over changes from 97 to XP (the traditional protest of programmers everywhere: "I haven't changed anything, honest!").

    Has anyone run into abrupt changes in the way PPT/VBA is working?

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    Re: contains activex controls (PPT/XP)

    Hans, Thanks.

    Worked like a charm.

    How do you come up with these references so quickly?

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    Re: contains activex controls (PPT/XP)

    I Googled for the error message. There were only one or two hits in Web and in Groups.

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    Re: contains activex controls (PPT/XP)

    > Googled for the error message

    Thanks. I use Google a lot, but search the lounge first for error messages with explanations and practical solutions, then MSN. Obviously I'll have to improve my searching techniques. It's not my intention that lounge members act as my personal filter, althoughbI love it when I'm stumped. I'll try looking further and harder. I don't likee being stumped.


    > I haven't changed anything, honest!"

    I thought about this. It was my fault. In struggling with a spell/grammar checker I had introduced a text label or similar into the only slide, recorded then discarded some code, and deleted the control. I guess that the slide retains a table entry for the activex control, saying "it used to be here", and that's enough to trigger the message.

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    Re: contains activex controls (PPT/XP)

    This one was easy - you reported the error message verbatim. It's much harder if the poster can't remember the exact text of the message and posts a garbled version. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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