PPT VBA - Clicking on non-existent textbox?
From: Zigzag (zigzag_at_NoSpamhotmail.com)
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 12:31:08 -0000
>Ah, Monsieur Hollerith is a good fellow but he doesn't know how easy his
>life was. Cards? We only had stacks of >wooden slabs. And we had to run
>thread every which way through them before we could think of starting. And
>they kept >the machinery atop a mountain we had to climb every morning.
>Barefoot. Through thorns that grew atop the icepack.
Luxury. And you tell kids these days and they don't believe you.
>Cobol seemed SO longwinded. We had to enter everything onto punchcards;
>bad enough in Fortran. I'd still be punching >at it if I'd done Cobol!
I too started with Fortran, then Pascal, then Cobol. When starting Cobol I
believed it was like writing in sanskrit, it looked so archaic. But you
know, after a while, I preferred it. I believe the effect is something akin
to the Stockholm syndrome.
Now OO languages I just can't get my head around. That's not a criticism of
the genre, just my view of them.
Which brings me, longwindedly, to my problem which I hope someone can help
I am experimenting with putting together a presentation on one slide using
animation appear and disappear effects. I know that a work-around would be
to use more than one slide but I would like to learn how to resolve this
When I click on an image, an associated descriptive textbox fades in. This
is fine until I have more text than I can reasonably show in the textbox. If
there is more text I display a "More >>>" textbox on the slide and make it
clickable to fade out the original description and fade in the additional
text. This works hunky-dory until I have more than one image with two pages
of text. As the "More >>>" textboxes are located in the same position on the
slide then ppt only allows me to click on the one on top of the zorder.
I've tried moving the appropriate "More >>>" textbox to the top of the
zorder using vba. This moves the textbox but doesn't make it clickable when
running the show. Understandable but not the effect I want.
So here's what I now want to do:
Click on an image to display the descriptive text and Create the "More >>>"
textbox (where appropriate).
Click on the created "More >>>" textbox to fade out the descriptive text,
show the additional textbox and remove the "More >>>" textbox.
I can use vba to create the "More >>>" textbox but I don't know how to make
it clickable and associate a procedure with it when it doesn't exist at
runtime. I need to do this for each image where there is more than one
textbox worth of descriptive text.
Any help would be appreciated.