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Show me the next unhidden slide


Sometimes you need to know what the next UNHIDDEN slide is rather than simply the next slide in the presentation.


The NextUnhiddenSlide Function below takes a single parameter, the index of the slide you want to start searching from, and returns the slide index of the next unhidden slide following it, or 0 if there are no unhidden slides following.

The TestMe Subroutine demonstrates how you'd use the function.

Function NextUnhiddenSlide(lStartingSlideIndex As Long) As Long
' Returns the next unhidden slide following the slide at lStartingSlideIndex

    Dim x As Long
    Dim oPres As Presentation

    Set oPres = ActivePresentation
    For x = lStartingSlideIndex + 1 To oPres.Slides.Count
        If Not oPres.Slides(x).SlideShowTransition.Hidden Then
            NextUnhiddenSlide = x
            Exit Function
        End If

End Function

Sub TestMe()
    Dim x As Long
    Dim y As Long

    For x = 1 To ActivePresentation.Slides.Count
        y = NextUnhiddenSlide(x)
        If y > 0 Then
            Debug.Print "Current slide:" & vbTab & x & vbTab & "Next unhidden:" & vbTab & y
            Debug.Print "Current slide:" & vbTab & x & vbTab & "Next unhidden:" & vbTab & "NONE"
        End If

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 the next unhidden slide
Last update 07 June, 2011