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Show me the Notes Text


You want to locate a slide's notes text in a macro.


This function will return the shape that represents notes text placeholder of a slide or, if there's no placeholder, it returns nothing.

The subroutine below demonstrates how to call the function.

Function NotesTextPlaceholder(oSl As Slide) As Shape

    Dim osh As Shape

    For Each osh In oSl.NotesPage.Shapes

        If osh.Type = msoPlaceholder Then
            If osh.PlaceholderFormat.Type = ppPlaceholderBody Then
                ' we found it
                Set NotesTextPlaceholder = osh
                Exit Function
            End If
        End If


End Function

Sub TestNotesTextPlaceholderFunction()

    Dim osh As Shape

    Set osh = NotesTextPlaceholder(ActivePresentation.Slides(1))
    If Not osh Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print osh.TextFrame.TextRange.Text
    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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Last update 07 June, 2011