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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:17 pm    Post subject: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box?
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I wish to insert the file name into a text box within a PowerPoint
presentation. This can be done in Excel and in Word but I can't determine how
to accomplish in PowerPoint. Anybody know how?
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PPTMagician
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:23 am    Post subject: RE: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi,

PowerPoint doesn't have autotext like Word. The closest it comes is being
able to put the date in the footer. Click on View, Header and Footer.

Glenna

"Bruce" wrote:

 > I wish to insert the file name into a text box within a PowerPoint
 > presentation. This can be done in Excel and in Word but I can't determine how
 > to accomplish in PowerPoint. Anybody know how?
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Brian Reilly, MS MVP
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In addition to Glenna's suggestion, you could do this with a simple
VBA routine. I'm surprised Steve and I haven't included one of these
in our PPTools Addins. I created one a while ago.

Brian Reilly, PowerPoint MVP
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Glen Millar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Brian,

I'm surprised you or Steve haven't included this in one of your PPTools
addins.

Oh. You knew that <vbg>.

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Regards,

Glen Millar
Microsoft PPT MVP
www.powerpointworkbench.com

Australia

"Brian Reilly, MS MVP" wrote in message

 > In addition to Glenna's suggestion, you could do this with a simple
 > VBA routine. I'm surprised Steve and I haven't included one of these
 > in our PPTools Addins. I created one a while ago.
 >
 > Brian Reilly, PowerPoint MVP
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Steve Rindsberg
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Glenna keeps making me add other stuff instead.

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Brian Reilly, MS MVP
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Glen,
Seemed too simple so here's a freebie for y'all (Glenna made me say
y'all) so it's named after her (g).

Option Explicit

Sub Glenna_Y_all()
'This utility writes the current date and time to the
'HeadersFooters textbox on the computer's clock. Also adds full
path and file name.
'Updated 1-20-2005
'Developer: Brian Reilly

Dim dteDate As Date
Dim strUser As String
Dim strFileName As String

dteDate = Now()
strFileName = ActivePresentation.FullName
With ActivePresentation.Slides.Range.HeadersFooters
With .DateAndTime
.Text = "Last saved " & dteDate & " as " & strFileName
.Visible = msoTrue
End With
End With

End Sub

Brian Reilly, PowerPoint MVP
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Glen Millar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Y'all back offf, Glenna.


 > Glenna keeps making me add other stuff instead.
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Glen Millar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I insert the file name in a Powerpoint text box? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks Brian. It's Brianised behind a button.

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Regards,

Glen Millar
Microsoft PPT MVP
www.powerpointworkbench.com
Australia

Please, tell us your:
PowerPoint version,
If you are using vba, or
Anything else relevant!

"Brian Reilly, MS MVP" wrote in message

 > Glen,
 > Seemed too simple so here's a freebie for y'all (Glenna made me say
 > y'all) so it's named after her (g).
 >
 > Option Explicit
 >
 > Sub Glenna_Y_all()
 > 'This utility writes the current date and time to the
 > 'HeadersFooters textbox on the computer's clock. Also adds full
 > path and file name.
 > 'Updated 1-20-2005
 > 'Developer: Brian Reilly
 >
 > Dim dteDate As Date
 > Dim strUser As String
 > Dim strFileName As String
 >
 > dteDate = Now()
 > strFileName = ActivePresentation.FullName
 > With ActivePresentation.Slides.Range.HeadersFooters
 > With .DateAndTime
 > .Text = "Last saved " & dteDate & " as " & strFileName
 > .Visible = msoTrue
 > End With
 > End With
 >
 > End Sub
 >
 > Brian Reilly, PowerPoint MVP
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