Starting PowerPoint 2013 from Command Line

Q

How to start PowerPoint 2013 from a command line? I am a command-line person. Can I start PowerPoint from a command line prompt and control its behavior with command options?

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A

Yes, you can start PowerPoint 2013 from a command line in 2 ways:

1. Click Start and Run. Then enter "powerpnt options filename" followed by clicking OK.

2. Start a command line window. Then enter "powerpnt options filename" followed by the Enter key.

If you have trouble running "powerpnt", you may need to use the full path name of: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\powerpnt"

PowerPoint 2013 supports a number of nice command line options:

  • /B - Start PowerPoint with a new blank presentation.
  • /EMBEDDING - Start PowerPoint without displaying the Office PowerPoint 2013 program window.
  • /N - Start PowerPoint and create a new presentation.
  • /P - Print the presentation to the default printer by using default settings.
  • /RESTORE - Restore PowerPoint to the way it was before the program closed abnormally.

 

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