Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Customize Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations?

   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am a sales person, and therefore not a professional IT person. I live and die on my ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint. I therefore stumbled across your Web site while searching for solutions to a problem I have. Let me briefly explain the situation. I learned a long time ago…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Copy Data from Excel to PowerPoint?

Hey, Scripting Guy! As part of a demonstration I do on a regular basis, I’d like to be able to open an Excel spreadsheet, copy all the information on Sheet 1, and then paste that data into a new PowerPoint slide. How can I do all that using a script?– JG Hey, JG. You know,…

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How Can I Apply a New Template to a PowerPoint Presentation?

Hey, Scripting Guy! My company has just created a new PowerPoint template, and has decided that we need to use this template for all our presentations. How can I apply this new template to all the presentations in my C:\Presentations folder?– OI Hey, OI. You know, this morning the Scripting Guy who writes this column…

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How Can I Configure PowerPoint to Print Handouts Instead of Slides?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I configure the print options in PowerPoint so that, by default, handouts are printed rather than slides?– OG Hey, OG. You know, whoever said “Lightning never strikes twice in the same place” didn’t reckon on the Scripting Guys, did they? After all, less than a year after winning the Spanish…

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