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Re: Detecting placeholders in vba

Postby Steve Rindsberg » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:47:36 GMT

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Yes.  PPT allows you to apply a Tag (many, if you like) to most any shape or 
slide in a presentation, and to the presentation itself.

VBA help should get you started.  Also have a look here:

Working with Tags (and a bit about Functions)
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Detecting placeholders in vba

Postby TmFiaWxTaHVo » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:54:01 GMT

I have created a number of placeholders in my master layout (e.g. footnotes, 
subtitle etc). These are standard text placeholders. What I need to do is 
detect what they are programatically so that I can auto populate them. When 
creating them is there a way I can tag them in any way within the template? 

Thanks

RE: Detecting placeholders in vba

Postby RWR3YXJk » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 05:26:13 GMT

In addition to what Steve suggested, you can use shape numebrs. You can write 
a simple code and fine each shape number in your masters and then use those 
shape numebrs in your code.
something like
ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Design.SlideMaster.Shapes(4).TextFrame.TextRange.Text=" your text"
Just rememeber shape numebrs is masters are not   necessarily the same as 
shape numebrs on slides, so you have to make sure you are reffering to each 
shape in slide masters or in slide object.
Also you can refer to some shapes with a special name in VBA for eample 
 ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Design.SlideMaster.Shapes.Title ......
which refers to title place holder.
-- 
Best regards,
Edward






Re: Detecting placeholders in vba

Postby Steve Rindsberg » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 20:10:44 GMT



As long as you're *absolutely* certain that nobody will ever add or remove shapes from the 
master, using the numbers might be safe.  Might be.  I wouldn't trust it though. 

But as soon as you add a shape to a slide or master and send it to back, every one of your shape 
numbers changes and any code that relies on it just died.  Oooooops.  ;-)


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PPT FAQ:  www.pptfaq.com
PPTools:  www.pptools.com
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Re: Detecting placeholders in vba

Postby TmFiaWxTaHVo » Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:54:07 GMT

Yes the numbers way did the job. Thanks







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