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create text box in ppt using VBA excel

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I want to create a text box in Power Point via VBA excel, this is my code :

   Set Sh = PptDoc.Shapes.AddLabel(Orientation:=msoTextOrientationHorizontal, _
       Left:=100, Top:=100, Width:=150, Height:=60)
    Sh.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = Worksheets("Source").Range("D14")
    Sh.TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Color = RGB(255, 100, 255)

But when I am running, it say there is a problem with Activ X ?

How to&Answers:

Your code is working properly if Pptdoc is already defined as PowerPoint slide like the example below

Dim pp As PowerPoint.Application, pptdoc As Slide, pptLayout As CustomLayout
Set pp = CreateObject("PowerPoint.Application")
pp.Visible = True

'If you are creating a new Presentation and New slide the
Set pptLayout = pp.ActivePresentation.Designs(1).SlideMaster.CustomLayouts(1)
Set pptdoc = pp.ActivePresentation.Slides.AddSlide(1, pptLayout)

'If you are using an existing presentation then delete above 3 lines use the 2 lines below
'pp.Presentations.Open ("C:\users\User\desktop\test.pptm")
'Set pptdoc = pp.ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

Set Sh = pptdoc.Shapes.AddLabel(Orientation:=msoTextOrientationHorizontal, _
       Left:=100, Top:=100, Width:=150, Height:=60)
    Sh.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = Worksheets("Source").Range("D14").Value
    Sh.TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Color = RGB(255, 100, 255)

Also always try add Microsoft PowerPoint Object library in the tools-references while working with PowerPoint. It is always safe to use .Value with excel ranges when you intent to write values only.