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Create a subset of an existing presentation


You have a list of slide numbers; you want to create a new presentation that includes JUST these slides, not any of the others.


Sub DeleteAllButListedSlides(sSlideString as String, sSaveAs as String)
' This sub will create a new copy of the current presentation then
' delete all but the listed slides
' sSlideString is a list of slide numbers, e.g.  "1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 11"    
' sSaveAs is the full path to the file you want to save new presentation to
' Because it uses Split, it only works in PPT 2000 or higher

    Dim x As Long
    Dim lSlideNumber As Long
    Dim rayKeep() As String
    Dim bKeeper As Boolean
    Dim oPres as Presentation

    ' kill the spaces in sSlideString, if any
    sSlideString = Replace(sSlideString, " ", "")

    ' split the string into an array
    rayKeep() = Split(sSlideString, ",")

    Set oPres = ActivePresentation.SaveAs(sSaveAs)

    With oPres
        For lSlideNumber = .Slides.Count To 1 Step -1
            For x = LBound(rayKeep) To UBound(rayKeep)
                If .Slides(lSlideNumber).SlideIndex = CLng(rayKeep(x)) Then
                    bKeeper = True
                End If

            If Not bKeeper Then
            End If
            bKeeper = False

    End With

    ' if you wish, close the presentation with oPres.Close

End Sub

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

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Create a subset of an existing presentation
Last update 07 June, 2011