Copy every three cells from Excel to ppt

gailb
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Copy every three cells from Excel to ppt

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In column A there are sentences. I need to move the sentences to a ppt. This code below works sporadically. One time it will loop thru 3 times and then error, and maybe the next time, 7 times an error. No matter how many times the procedure is run, it never finishes and always debugs to

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.Shapes(2).TextFrame.TextRange.PasteSpecial DataType:=9

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    x = Range("I1").Value
    For i = 1 To x Step 3
        'Copy Range from Excel
        Set Rng = ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Cells(i, 1).Resize(3)
        Rng.Copy

        SlideCount = PPPres.Slides.Count
        Set PPSlide = PPPres.Slides.AddSlide(SlideCount + 1, PPTLayout)
        PPApp.ActiveWindow.View.GotoSlide PPSlide.SlideIndex

        With PPSlide
            .Shapes(1).TextFrame.TextRange = Range("H1").Value
            .Shapes(2).TextFrame.TextRange.PasteSpecial DataType:=9
        End With
    Next i
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gailb
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Re: Copy every three cells from Excel to ppt

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It seems this solution has worked. I added a pause right after the rng.copy

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Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:1"))
Is it possible the code was outrunning the clipboard??? :blowup:

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Re: Copy every three cells from Excel to ppt

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Probably. You can also try inserting one or two lines

DoEvents

instead of Application.Wait
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gailb
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Re: Copy every three cells from Excel to ppt

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Hi Hans and thanks. I replaced the Application.Wait with the DoEvents and in runs extremely fast and without causing an error. After reading up on the DoEvents, I can't say I completely understand it, but it works. Thank you.

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Re: Copy every three cells from Excel to ppt

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DoEvents gives the operating system a bit of breathing space between operations, so that it can catch up.
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