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Antonio Almeida




Posts: 11
Joined: 2016-04-11
Hi,

In word and excel we can insert a link in the document by using, ie.:
WordApp.ActiveDocument.Hyperlinks.Add

Is there a way to achieve the same in PowerPoint?

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Antonio
Posted 08 Jan, 2020 09:33:03 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Antonio,

You are right, there's no Hyperlinks.Add() method in the PowerPoint object model.

I start PowerPoint 2003 (there's no macro recorder in subsequent PowerPoint versions) and do the following in the PowerPoint UI:
- In the new presentation created by default, I start recording a VBA macro.
- Select one of the two shapes available.
- Click Insert | Hyperlink or press {CTRL}+{K}.
- Enter 'www.google.com' (without quotes).
- Press {Enter}.
- Stop recording the macro.

Here's the recorded macro:

Sub Macro1()
'
' Macro recorded 1/9/2020 by ...
'

    ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes("Rectangle 2").Select
    ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame.TextRange.Select
    ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame.TextRange.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=0).Select
    ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Text = "http://www.google.com"
    With ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.ActionSettings(ppMouseClick).Hyperlink
        .Address = "http://www.google.com/"
        .SubAddress = ""
        .ScreenTip = ""
        .TextToDisplay = "http://www.google.com"
    End With
    ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Characters(Start:=22, Length:=0).Select
End Sub


Hope this helps.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 09 Jan, 2020 02:38:22 Top
Antonio Almeida




Posts: 11
Joined: 2016-04-11
Thank you Andrei.

Your macro helped a lot and I just had to make some adjustments:

 Dim startchar As Integer = PowerPointApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Start
PowerPointApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame.TextRange.Characters(Start:=startchar, Length:=1).Select()
PowerPointApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.Text = linkTitle
PowerPointApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.TextFrame.TextRange.Characters(Start:=startchar, Length:=linkTitle.Length + 1).Select()
With PowerPointApp.ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange.ActionSettings(PowerPoint.PpMouseActivation.ppMouseClick).Hyperlink
      .Address = linkUrl
      .SubAddress = ""
      .ScreenTip = ""
End With
Posted 09 Jan, 2020 04:49:16 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Posts: 17243
Joined: 2006-05-11
You are welcome.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 09 Jan, 2020 05:49:18 Top