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Thanks to PPT newsgroup regular Chirag Dalal for this:

You need to open the presentation itself without a window.
Something like the following would work:

Dim oPPTApp as Powerpoint.Application
Dim oPPTPres as PowerPoint.Presentation
Dim sFileName as String

Set oPPTApp = New PowerPoint.Application

sFileName = "c:\some_folder\presentation.ppt"

Set oPPTPres = oPPTApp.Presentations.Open(sFileName, WithWindow:=msoFalse)

' Do your stuff

Don't use the .Select method or do anything that references the document window, activewindow etc.

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

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