Microsoft KB Archive/256579

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Article ID: 256579

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q256579


If you use the Presentations.Open command in a macro to open another presentation that contains macros, those macros may not function.


To work around this problem, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Use ActivePresentation.FollowHyperlink

Instead of the Presentations.Open command, use the ActivePresentation.FollowHyperlink command to open the presentation as a hyperlink.

Method 2: Change Security to Low

Change your security settings to low. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Security.
  2. Click the Security Level tab.
  3. Click Low and then click OK.

WARNING: This method poses certain security risks. Please consider the implications of this method before using it. Always make sure your macros come from a trusted source.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


NOTE: Visual Basic for Applications macros are not supported by the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

230746 PPT: Viewer: Presentation Macros Don't Run Within the Viewer

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