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Article ID: 168649

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 98 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168649


Although you can use the AddPicture method in a Visual Basic macro to insert an image on a PowerPoint 97 slide, the AddPicture method requires you to specify the point size of the image. This article provides a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that imports an image in the correct size. This method does not require you to know the point size of the image in advance.


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Sample Visual Basic Procedure

Sub ImportPictureAtSize()

   Dim oSlide As Slide
   Dim oPicture As Shape

   ' Change slide index position to the first slide
   ActiveWindow.View.GotoSlide 1

   ' Set oSlide to the first slide in the presentation.
   Set oSlide = ActiveWindow.Presentation.Slides(1)

   ' Set oPicture to the picture file on your computer. Set Link To
   ' File to false, Save With Document to true, and place it in the
   ' upper left-hand corner of the slide, sized to 1 by 1 points.
   ' NOTE: Before you run this code replace this text string:
   '   "Put image path here!"
   ' with the path to the image you want to import. For example:
   '   "c:\MyImage.bmp"
   Set oPicture = oSlide.Shapes.AddPicture("Put image path here!", _
      msoFalse, msoTrue, 1, 1, 1, 1)
   ' Now scale the picture to full size, with "Relative to original
   ' picture size" set to true for both height and width.
   oPicture.ScaleHeight 1, msoTrue
   oPicture.ScaleWidth 1, msoTrue

   ' Move the picture to the center of the slide. Select it.
   With ActivePresentation.PageSetup
      oPicture.Left = (.SlideWidth \ 2) - (oPicture.Width \ 2)
      oPicture.Top = (.SlideHeight \ 2) - (oPicture.Height \ 2)
   End With

End Sub


For more information about creating Visual Basic for Applications macros, click Contents and Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in Microsoft PowerPoint Help, type the following text

how to create a macro

and then double-click the selected text to go to the Create a macro in Visual Basic Editor topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.

For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

181058 OFF98: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles

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