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Delete all slides but those in a custom show


You've got a big presentation with lots of slides. To keep it organized, you've created custom shows so you can deliver a presentation that includes only some of the material in your overall file.

Now somebody wants a copy of the presentation you gave them. You don't mind doing that, but you only want them to have the slides from the custom show they saw, not all of your material.

This little macro, edited to reflect the name of the show you want to preserve, will delete all of the slides in your presentation BUT the ones in your custom show.

Obviously, and pardon the yelling but it's important: RUN THIS ONLY ON A **COPY** OF YOUR MAIN PRESENTATION!!!

OK. We've got that out of the way. Here we go ...


Sub IsolateCustomShow()
' Deletes all slides but those in the named custom show

    Dim sShowName As String
    Dim x As Long
    Dim oSl As Slide

    ' edit this as needed or add an input box or other
    ' UI to get name of show from user
    sShowName = "DeleteMe"

    ' tag each slide in the show
    With ActivePresentation.SlideShowSettings.NamedSlideShows(sShowName)
        For x = 1 To .Count
            'Debug.Print TypeName(.SlideIDs(x))
            Set oSl = ActivePresentation.Slides.FindBySlideID(.SlideIDs(x))
            'Call ActivePresentation.Slides(.SlideIDs(x)).Tags.Add("KEEP", "YES")
            Call oSl.Tags.Add("KEEP", "YES")
    End With

    ' Delete any slides we haven't tagged as "keepers"
    For x = ActivePresentation.Slides.Count To 1 Step -1
        Set oSl = ActivePresentation.Slides(x)
        If oSl.Tags("KEEP") <> "YES" Then
            ' blank the tag in case we run this again on a subset of this presentation
            oSl.Tags.Delete ("KEEP")
        End If

End Sub

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Delete all slides but those in a custom show
Last update 07 June, 2011