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Break all of the links in a presentation


Sometimes you need to break all of the links in a presentation. The links dialog box in some versions of PowerPoint allows you to do this fairly easily; in other versions, you must select and break the links one at a time. If you only have a few links, it's no big deal, but it can get very tedious if you have many links to break.

Automatically break the links

This little bit of VBA code will break all of the links in the current presentation.

PLEASE: Run this only on a COPY of your original presentation.

Sub BreakAllLinks()

    Dim oSld As Slide
    Dim oSh As Shape

    For Each oSld In ActivePresentation.Slides
        For Each oSh In oSld.Shapes
            If oSh.Type = msoLinkedOLEObject Then
            End If
        Next   ' Shape
    Next   ' Slide

End Sub

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

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Break all of the links in a presentation
Last update 20 June, 2013
Created: 20 June, 2013