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Documentation for PowerPoint ActiveX Commands
Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:54 AM
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to do some simple automation on PowerPoint files, eg. saveas PPT to PDF file in color and turn on "show hidden slides".

However, finding the activeX command turns out not to be easy. I have tried microsoft website (but no luck).

I have found the following example code. Where is the documentation for these activeX commands?


ppt = actxserver('powerpoint.application');
ppt.Visible = 1; % Keep Application Visible
ppt.WindowState = 2; % Minimize PowerPoint window to taskbar

pptFile = 'C:\class\Test.pptx';
% Open existing presentation
op = invoke(ppt.Presentations, 'Open', pptFile);

% Get current number of slides
slide_count = get(op.Slides, 'Count');

% Add a new slide (with title object):
slide_count = int32(double(slide_count)+1);
new_slide = invoke(op.Slides, 'Add', slide_count, 11);

% Insert text into the title object
new_slide.Shapes.Title.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = 'Test title';

% Save file as new
% invoke(op, 'SaveAs', outfileppt, 1);
invoke(op, 'Save');

% Close the presentation window
invoke(op, 'Close');

% Quit PowerPoint
invoke(ppt, 'Quit');

% Close PowerPoint and terminate ActiveX

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