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    Re: [FAQ's: OD] How do I record a macro?

    any way to do this in PowerPoint 2007?

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    Re: [FAQ's: OD] How do I record a macro?

    Split from FAQ item - http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=402032

    AFAIK, there is no way to record a macro in PowerPoint but if there is something you need code help with, just post the question as we may be able to help you with it.
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    You can in fact record macros in PowerPoint - I will tell you that it is not as extensive and easy to update as macros in Word, but you can do it. I use Office 2003 and have been automating Office 2003 through VB 6.0 for 5 years now. For new procedures I start with a recorded macro and then expand on it.

    I found a great document on the web that is a crosswalk of PowerPoint commands from Office 2003 and their new location in Office 2007 -- I have not made the move to 2007 yet (work has not, probably will next year). Macros are still available in PowerPoint 2007.

    Look at this document, page 24 for the new location of the command for recording a macro in PowerPoint:

    http://transition.gmu.edu/crosswalk/...0Crosswalk.pdf

    Good luck!

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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    The macro recorder is not available in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Instead, you can use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create or edit macros. To create or edit a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications, do the following:

    On the Developer tab, in the Code group, click Macros.

    You can show the Developer tab if it is not available.

    In the Macro dialog box, in the Macro name box, type a name for the macro.
    In the Macro in list, click the template or the presentation that you want to store the macro in. In the Description box, type a description for the macro.

    Click Create to open Visual Basic for Applications.

    Note If you created a macro in a version of PowerPoint earlier than Office PowerPoint 2007 by using the macro reader, use Visual Basic for Applications to edit the macro.

    Note: One site does say that you can record a macro by accessing the "macros group" in powerpoint 2007 but I haven't yet tried it...

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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    I dont see a "Macros Group" and there shouldnt still be a way to record. Sure you can write your won but I havent seen anything on recording.
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobDog888
    I dont see a "Macros Group" and there shouldnt still be a way to record. Sure you can write your won but I havent seen anything on recording.
    Hi Rob, even I agree that you cannot record a macro but at the same time I also just pointed towards a site which claims that you can. I wonder how do they do it
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Oh I know you know but I didnt see where they were claiming that?
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Quote Originally Posted by A441OTA
    You can in fact record macros in PowerPoint - I will tell you that it is not as extensive and easy to update as macros in Word, but you can do it. I use Office 2003 and have been automating Office 2003 through VB 6.0 for 5 years now. For new procedures I start with a recorded macro and then expand on it.

    I found a great document on the web that is a crosswalk of PowerPoint commands from Office 2003 and their new location in Office 2007 -- I have not made the move to 2007 yet (work has not, probably will next year). Macros are still available in PowerPoint 2007.

    Look at this document, page 24 for the new location of the command for recording a macro in PowerPoint:

    http://transition.gmu.edu/crosswalk/...0Crosswalk.pdf

    Good luck!
    Only a person with 5 years of automating can record a macro in PowerPoint 2007. People with more than 10 years cannot do it.

    The set of 4 Crosswalk pdf files are great for moving from Office 2003 to Office 2007.
    But if you look closely you will see that the ribbon image on page 24 of PowerPoint 2007 Crosswalk.pdf file is a fake one, that is the ribbon of Excel 2007.

    There is no Macro Recorder in PowerPoint-2007: See "What happened to the macro recorder?" from Microsoft.
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Thanks for the link to back us up on not being able to record macros in 07

    PP does not have a Data tab or a Formula tab as shown in that image.
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobDog888
    Oh I know you know but I didnt see where they were claiming that?
    Click on that link and press Control F and search for the word "macro". It will take you to a portion where it says it can
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Yea I had a second more closer look and realized like Anhn that it was not a picture of PowerPoints ribben bar but Excels.
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    Re: [FAQ's: OD] How do I record a macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobDog888


    AFAIK, there is no way to record a macro in PowerPoint

    Oh yes there is. And its very simple.

    Word and Excel allow you to kick off the Macro Recorder by choosing Macros on the View tab and then clicking the Record Macros menu. The Macro Recorder exists in PowerPoint 2007 as well, but the command to start and stop the recorder has been inexplicably left off the View and Developer tabs. To record a PowerPoint macro, use the legacy keyboard commands Alt+T, M, R to start, (Tools - Macro - Record) and use the same keyboard combination to stop recording.

    In theory, when you turn on the macro recorder, VBA "watches" as you perform some action or series of actions. When you turn off the recorder, you can replay the resulting recorded macro to replicate that series of actions.

    Try it out!!

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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Did it work for you RobDog888??

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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    Last edited by anhn; Sep 5th, 2008 at 05:23 PM.
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    @brian08, You may not want to plagerize content without stating/linking the source.

    No, it doesnt record simple keystrokes, at least for me typing in a title and description, and produced a blank procedure. If it works its i"in theory" but should have at least recorded simple keystrokes.
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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    I also tried the keystroke recorder and only got a blank module...any ideas on how to get the name of the placeholders on the slidemaster in 2007? I have a macro that calls the placeholders in PP2003 but they have changed.

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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    The keystrokes above looked like they were going to work but nothing happened.

    This is so profoundly upsetting. I was forced to pay to upgrade to 2007 due to incompatibility issues with those purchasing the latest office (OEM) around me, and yet the "upgrade" is less powerful than the software I was forced to relinquish (office 2000).

    How do the people at Microsoft feel about this? Can they sleep at night?

    I have been trying this
    http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/vbasamples.html
    but for some reason the macro is not created.

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    Re: PowerPoint Macro Recording?

    I am looking to create a macro which is able to do these steps in order (We will say I have 10 slides in my presentation named: {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 10}):

    I want when a button (button 1 on slide 2) is pressed to play slides 6, 4, and 5
    For a duration of a video on each slide
    Then go back to slide 2

    How would I accomplish this?

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