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Show me a list of designs and which slides use them


Sometimes it's convenient to have a list of the designs (slide masters) used by a presentation and which slides use them.
This little VBA macro will give you that list.


Make sure the presentation you want to examine is the currently active presentation then run the macro below.

To keep it simple, we send all the output to the Immediate (or debug) window. Press Ctrl+G while in the VBA editor to make the Immediate window visible. You can select the text there and copy/paste it into Notepad or any other program if you want to hang onto or print the results.

Sub ListDesigns()
  Dim oPres as Presentation
  Dim oSld as Slide
  Dim oDes as Design
  Dim sText as String
  Dim FileNum as Integer
  Dim PathSep as String

  #If Mac Then
      PathSep = ":"
      PathSep = "\"
  #End If

  Set oPres = ActivePresentation

  sText =  "=== DESIGNS in this presentation ===" & vbcrlf

  For Each oDes in oPres.Designs
     sText = sText &  oDes.Name & vbCRLF

  sText = sText &  "=== SLIDES and the Designs they rode in on ===" & vbCRLF

  For Each oSld in oPres.Slides
     sText = sText & "Slide:" & VbTab & oSld.SlideIndex _
     & vbTab & oSld.Design.Name & vbCRLF

   FileNum = FreeFile
  Open oPres.Path & PathSep & "REPORT.TXT" For Output As FileNum 
  Print #FileNum, sText
  Close FileNum

  MsgBox "Your report is saved as:" & vbCRLF _
                & oPres.Path & PathSep & "REPORT.TXT"

  #If Mac Then
    'MsgBox "Your report is saved as:" & vbCRLF _
                & oPres.Path & PathSep & "REPORT.TXT"
    Call Shell("Notepad.exe" & " " &  oPres.Path & PathSep & "REPORT.TXT", vbNormalFocus)
  #End If

   Set oPres = Nothing

End Sub

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

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Show me a list of designs and which slides use them
Last update 07 June, 2011