Supercharge your PowerPoint productivity with
Supercharge your PPT Productivity with PPTools - Click here to learn more.

Proud member of


Image Export converts PowerPoint slides to high-quality images.

PPT2HTML exports HTML even from PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, gives you full control of PowerPoint HTML output, helps meet Section 508 accessibility requirements

Merge Excel data into PowerPoint presentations to create certificates, awards presentations, personalized presentations and more

Resize your presentations quickly and without distortion

Language Selector switches the text in your presentation from one language to another

FixLinks prevents broken links when you distribute PowerPoint presentations

Shape Styles brings styles to PowerPoint. Apply complex formatting with a single click.

Single macro that can manipulate any shape that's clicked in slide show view


You want to do something to a shape when it's clicked in slide show view, but you don't want to write separate macros for each shape.


Try the following code:

Sub DoItToMe( oShape as Shape )

   With oShape
      ' Add code here to do whatever you like with the shape
      ' This will make it unfilled if filled or vice versa
      .Fill.Visible = Not( .Fill.Visible )
   End With

End Sub

For each shape you want to be able to "toggle", select it, right click it, choose Action Settings.
In the Action Settings dialog box, choose Run Macro and pick DoItToMe from the list of macros.

Now when you click the shape in slide show view, it will unfill if filled or fill if unfilled.

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

Did this solve your problem? If so, please consider supporting the PPT FAQ with a small PayPal donation.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape Contents © 1995 - 2022 Stephen Rindsberg, Rindsberg Photography, Inc. and members of the MS PowerPoint MVP team. You may link to this page but any form of unauthorized reproduction of this page's contents is expressly forbidden.

Supercharge your PPT Productivity with PPTools

content authoring & site maintenance by
Friday, the automatic faq maker (logo)
Friday - The Automatic FAQ Maker

Single macro that can manipulate any shape that's clicked in slide show view
Last update 07 June, 2011