This <!post=Star Post,196505>Star Post<!/post> on the VBA board has some useful pointers for PPT VBA.

Search terms: "Making toolbar visible depending on text selected?", Class Module, EventHandler, PPT 97, Powerpoint 2K, PowerPoint 2000, PowerPoint 2002.

Contrary to the title, the information in the StarPost is relevant to PowerPoint 97 and up. I'm locking this thread - please post any replies to the original post on the VBA board above.