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Show me the built in properties and their values


You're looking for a way to get at a particular property from among PowerPoint's many built-in document properties.


First, you need to know the name of the property you're looking for. Run this code in the VB editor to get a list:

Sub ListBuiltInProperties()
    Dim x As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    Debug.Print "BEGIN ===================================="
    With ActivePresentation.BuiltInDocumentProperties
        For x = 1 To .Count
            Debug.Print "Property Number: " & CStr(x)
            Debug.Print "Property Name: " & .Item(x).Name
            Debug.Print "Property Value: " & .Item(x).Value
    Debug.Print "END ===================================="
    End With
End Sub

Find the property you're looking for (or just check the example results below)

To display the value of a particular property, Template for example:

With ActivePresentation
    MsgBox .BuiltInDocumentProperties("Template").Value
End With

To change the value of a property that's not Read-Only:

With ActivePresentation
    .BuiltInDocumentProperties("Template") = "TopSecret!!!"
End With

Here's what the code gives me on my system:

BEGIN ====================================
Property Number: 1
Property Name: Title
Property Value: PowerPoint Presentation
Property Number: 2
Property Name: Subject
Property Value: 
Property Number: 3
Property Name: Author
Property Value: Steve Rindsberg
Property Number: 4
Property Name: Keywords
Property Value: 
Property Number: 5
Property Name: Comments
Property Value: 
Property Number: 6
Property Name: Template
Property Value: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\Presentation Designs\Romanesque.pot
Property Number: 7
Property Name: Last author
Property Value: 
Property Number: 8
Property Name: Revision number
Property Value: 
Property Number: 9
Property Name: Application name
Property Value: Microsoft PowerPoint
Property Number: 10
Property Name: Last print date
Property Number: 11
Property Name: Creation date
Property Value: 10/14/2005 1:22:28 PM
Property Number: 12
Property Name: Last save time
Property Value: 12/3/1998 5:21:09 PM
Property Number: 13
Property Name: Total editing time
Property Value: 0
Property Number: 14
Property Name: Number of pages
Property Number: 15
Property Name: Number of words
Property Value: 0
Property Number: 16
Property Name: Number of characters
Property Number: 17
Property Name: Security
Property Number: 18
Property Name: Category
Property Value: 
Property Number: 19
Property Name: Format
Property Value: On-screen Show
Property Number: 20
Property Name: Manager
Property Value: 
Property Number: 21
Property Name: Company
Property Value: RDP
Property Number: 22
Property Name: Number of bytes
Property Value: 59866
Property Number: 23
Property Name: Number of lines
Property Number: 24
Property Name: Number of paragraphs
Property Value: 0
Property Number: 25
Property Name: Number of slides
Property Value: 1
Property Number: 26
Property Name: Number of notes
Property Value: 0
Property Number: 27
Property Name: Number of hidden Slides
Property Value: 0
Property Number: 28
Property Name: Number of multimedia clips
Property Value: 0
Property Number: 29
Property Name: Hyperlink base
Property Value: 
Property Number: 30
Property Name: Number of characters (with spaces)
END ====================================

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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Show me the built in properties and their values
Last update 07 June, 2011