Microsoft KB Archive/172836
Article ID: 172836
Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006
- Microsoft PowerPoint 98 for Macintosh
- Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172836
This article provides a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that creates a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation containing five slides. On each slide, a graph is created using a different chart type, such as pie, column, and so on.
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- On the Tools menu, point to Macros, and then click Visual Basic Editor.
- On the Tools menu, click References.
- In the "References - VBAProject" dialog box, click to select the "Microsoft Graph 8.0 Object Library" check box.
- Click OK.
You now have a reference (in this project) to the Graph 8.0 object model.
Sample Visual Basic Procedure
Sub ChangeChartType() Dim oGraphShape As PowerPoint.Shape Dim oGraph As Graph.Chart ' Set up an array to hold different chart types. Dim lChartTypeArray(1 To 5) As Long ' Populate the array with different chart types. lChartTypeArray(1) = xl3DPie lChartTypeArray(2) = xl3DColumn lChartTypeArray(3) = xlBubble3DEffect lChartTypeArray(4) = xlPyramidBarStacked lChartTypeArray(5) = xlSurfaceTopView ' Create a new presentation. Dim oPres As PowerPoint.Presentation Set oPres = PowerPoint.Presentations.Add Dim x As Long For x = 1 To 5 ' Create a new slide. oPres.Slides.Add x, ppLayoutBlank With oPres.Slides(x) ' Create the Graph object. Set oGraphShape = .Shapes _ .AddOLEObject(0,0,oPres.PageSetup.SlideWidth, _ oPres.PageSetup.SlideHeight, _ "MSGraph.Chart", _ Link:=msoFalse) End With ' Get an object reference to the Graph you just created. Set oGraph = oGraphShape.OLEFormat.Object ' Set the chart type. oGraph.ChartType = lChartTypeArray(x) ' Release the reference. Set oGraph = Nothing Next x End Sub
For more information about creating Visual Basic for Applications macros, click the Office Assistant in Microsoft PowerPoint, type how to create a macro, click Search, and then click to view "Create a macro in Visual Basic Editor."
For more information about running Visual Basic for Applications macros, click the Office Assistant in Microsoft PowerPoint, type how to run a macro, click Search, and then click to view "Run a macro."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
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