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Powerpoint slide question

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Bluehawaii, Sep 30, 2005.

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  1. Bluehawaii

    Bluehawaii Thread Starter

    Sep 30, 2005

    Is there someway to insert a [screensaver] type slide in the slide show so when you pause you can show a different slide other than the one where your pausing on?

    It would be the same slide throughout, but when you feel like pausing you can call it up instead.

    Just point me in the right direction and I'll get it going.

    Thanks for helping :)
  2. cristobal03


    Aug 5, 2005
    Hi there, welcome to TSG.

    I haven't done much VBA coding with PowerPoint, but my first thought is to write a global event handler for the pause event. I don't even know if you can write a global event handler in VBA. If you can, it would probably be a standard module with something like a Public Sub OnPause() (but I'm sort of making that up because I don't know the actual code). And in that sub you'd display your slide. You'd have to figure out a way to unload the slide on unpause.

    I'm really just trying to generate some ideas here, since I don't know any better.


  3. tajsimmons


    Nov 30, 2003

    if you have access to a mouse during a show, you could put an "invisible" button (no fill, no outline color) (on your slide master), that when clicked calls up another presentation, or program (screensaver).

    Just right click the shape and choose "action settings" to see your options.

    TAJ Simmons
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