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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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    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:

    ActivePresentation.UpdateLinks

    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?

    Thanks
     
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