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    Opening up PPS from an Access command button (2000)

    I'm trying to open up a PowerPoint slideshow from a command button in Access. I have saved the file as a .pps so that when it opens the file it starts the slide show (and I don't see the toolbars on top). Then, when I try and open it up with a command button in Access, it does not open as a slide show, but as a PowerPoint document. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Opening up PPS from an Access command button (2000)

    Sherri, you need to put a /s switch in the command line between Powerpnt.exe and the PowerPoint file spec. This dosn't bother this old DOS guy <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20>, but it does makes you wonder why they have pps files <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15> I guess the nice thing is that you don't have to use the pps file, the ppt file works also. HTH --Sam
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