Creating Command Buttons to Run Macros in PowerPoint

Q

How to create a command button to run my macro in slide show in PowerPoint? I have created a macro that displays message dialog box. I want to add a command button my slide. When the button is clicked while in slide show view, I want the message box to be displayed.

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A

You can create an ActiveX control command button to run a macro in 7 steps:

1. Click the Developer tab. You see the Developer tab menu showing up.

2. Select the Command Button icon in the Controls menu group. Then press and drag the mouse on the slide to create a command button.

2. Select the Command Button icon in the Controls menu group. Then press and drag the mouse on the slide to create a command button.

3. Click the right mouse button on the command button and select Properties from the context menu. You see the Properties box showing up.

4. Change the value in the (Name) field to "RunMacro". Then change the value in the Caption field to "RunMacro".

5. Click the right mouse button on the command button and select View Code from the context menu. You see the Visual Basic window showing up.

6. Enter the following code and close Visual Basic window. "HelloMacro" is the name of the macro to be executed.

Private Sub RunMacro_Click()
HelloMacro
End Sub

7. Click the Slide Show icon and click the command button to test it.

 

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