I am working on an interactive Powerpoint Presentation where the user will click on a thumbnail of photo and be able to view it nearly full screen. I'm having difficulty with .Shapes and .Slides methods.
I want several smaller images to appear on one slide in the presentation. If the user wants to view it very large they just need to click on the image. I would then like the image to appear on it's own newly generated slide as large as it can fit on that slide. When they click the larger image, they will be taken back to the smaller images slide they were viewing. This is easily enough achieved by making a separate full sized image slide for every small image in the show and simply calling the large slide number when the small image is clicked; however it is time consuming and makes the presentation far larger than it needs to be. If a user never clicks to see the enlarged image, then the page with the large image is taking up space. I've opted to execute vba code when an image is clicked on that is supposed to:
copy the image
create a new slide after the last slide in the presentation
paste the image into the new slide
- resize the image as large as it can fit on the screen
- view the new slide with larger image
- send the user back to the slide they started on.
Sub ViewFullSize() Dim pptNewSlide As Slide ' Dim objCurrentSlideIndex As Integer ' objCurrentSlideIndex = ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.SlideIndex With ActivePresentation .Slides(2).Shapes("Picture 7").Copy .Slides(4).Shapes.Paste End With Set pptNewSlide = ActivePresentation.Slides.Add(ActivePresentation.Slides.Count + 1, ppLayoutCustom) ActivePresentation.SlideShowWindow.view.Last End Sub
This code executes and does what is epected. My issue is, I need the slide numbers and shape numbers to be variables. I don't want to rewrite this snippet of code for 100's of photos that could be clicked on. I've tried to make the current slide a variable like this:
Dim objCurrentSlideIndex As Integer objCurrentSlideIndex = ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.SlideIndex With ActivePresentation .Slides(objCurrentSlideIndex).Shapes("Picture 7").Copy .Slides(4).Shapes.Paste` End With
The variable I tried
.Slides(objCurrentSlideIndex) causes the whole subroutine not to execute, but doesn't crash the slideshow. I've used
Set and a slew of other syntax and can't get it to use a variable instead of a plain number. Is there a way to do this? Can the
.Shapes() methods even use variables? I've read several of Microsoft's and PPTools pages, but can find no examples using variables.