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    Running Macro across multiple pages (Powerpoint)

    Hello all,

    I have a attached a file with a macro that sorts shapes based on the date within the shape group (from newest to oldest).

    The macro works perfectly on one page, but I am trying to get it to sort across multiple pages. For example, on the second slide, there are more shapes that are out of order. So I want page 1 and 2, etc. to sort together so in the end, shapes from page 2 would end up on page 1 (if they have a more recent date).

    Can this be done with macros?

    *I did not create this macro*
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    Perhaps you could post the code here?

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    The code is in the file he attached.
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    It is a bit dangerous that you put a code without supervision ....
    May be you need to put in your macro:
    ...
    Dim diapositiva As Slide
    For Each diapositiva In ActivePresentation.Slides
    diapositiva.Select
    ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes.SelectAll
    ...

    this code goes through each of the slides you have in your presentation

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    You hardly ever need to select things in powerPoint code. Looping through slides / shapes is no problem but the poster is trying to do a very complex sort which will be very difficult.
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    and if you try to make the macro go through the slides selecting the shapes to copy> select copy and paste in a new slide> apply the macro that orders all the selected shapes ?? or maybe I do not understand it well ...

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    I think you are misunderstanding the complexity of the sorting he needs.

    You would need to load the shapes from two slides into an array, sort the array based on date in the text and then recreate the shapes on the slides from the array. Not impossible but more work that I am about to do right now. Feel free to have a go. I wrote the original code I think which you are welcome to work on.
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    I'll try it and see my misunderstanding

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    This should help but it's not a fully debugged solution
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