Inserting Custom Slide from Master - PowerPoint

Jack21
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Inserting Custom Slide from Master - PowerPoint

Post by Jack21 »

Can anyone help? (please)

I have a PowerPoint 2007 template with a number of custom slides (e.g. "Divider - Blue", "Divider - Green" etc). I would like to programmatically insert one of the slides into a newly created presentation. I have:

prePresentation.Slides.AddSlide(1, pCustomLayout:="Divider - Blue")

which obviously doesn't work !! With AddSlide, it asks for an integar (which I am presuming is the slide position) then CustomLayout. I'm not sure whether I need to cycle the slides and find the one I want and use the index number. I can't seem to find anything on the web to help.

Thanks
Jack21

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HansV
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Re: Inserting Custom Slide from Master - PowerPoint

Post by HansV »

You'll have to loop through the custom layouts until you find the right one, e.g.

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  Dim cl As CustomLayout
  For Each cl In prePresentation.Designs("Master").SlideMaster.CustomLayouts
    If cl.Name = "Divider - Blue" Then
      prePresentation.Slides.AddSlide Index:=1, pCustomLayout:=cl
      Exit For
    End If
  Next cl
Best wishes,
Hans

Jack21
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Re: Inserting Custom Slide from Master - PowerPoint

Post by Jack21 »

Thanks Hans ..... works like a charm.