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PowerPoint 2000 Refreshing linked objects during slide show

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by dwjo, Sep 4, 2003.

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  1. dwjo

    dwjo Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2003
    PowerPoint lets you embed OLE objects like and excel spreadsheet in your PowerPoint Presentation where the DATA resides in the external spreadsheet.

    On such a link you can right click to refresh, and also set it to "automatically" update - which really means that when you load the presentation next time, it will prompt you asking if you'd like to refresh it.

    But when you run the presentation as a slide show with the file extention .pps, it does not prompt you or update the embedded links with changes in the external files.

    You can invoke a method from a VB routine or script that will do this if the script is executed:


    but I can't get the script to run except by attaching it to a control that you must execute manually (with the mouse during presentation). When the slide show loads unattended and there is no one there to press a control on one of the slides.

    So I think my obstacles are one of the following:

    How can I get the external links in the presentation to refresh automatically (during the show or upon loading)?, OR

    How can I invoke a VB sub or script to execute in an unattended presentation?

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