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    VBA Help - Moving Page Numbers in Each Slide in PPT

    Hi,

    I am trying to loop through each slide in ppt and move the page number to a new location. The code below seems to work for only the selected slide but not for all slides in the ppt.

    Sub MovePageNumber()

    Dim sld as Slide
    Dim j as Shape

    For Each sld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    Set j = ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes("PageNumber")

    j.Left = 775
    j.Top = 5

    Next sld

    End Sub

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Like this but NOTE your measurements might put the number off slide This is for a PC it will not work on a Mac

    Sub MovePageNumber()
    Dim osld As Slide
    Dim oshp As Shape
    For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    For Each oshp In osld.Shapes
    Set oshp = getNumber(osld)
    If Not oshp Is Nothing Then
    oshp.Left = 775
    oshp.Top = 5
    End If
    Next oshp
    Next osld
    End Sub
    
    
    Function getNumber(osld As Slide) As Shape
    For Each getNumber In osld.Shapes
    If getNumber.Type = msoPlaceholder Then
    If getNumber.PlaceholderFormat.Type = ppPlaceholderSlideNumber Then
    Exit For
    End If
    End If
    Next
    End Function
    Last edited by John Wilson; 05-24-2018 at 07:38 AM.
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    Thank you! This worked great when I tested it using the automated slide number function in a new workbook; however, the code isn't working for
    the workbook that I am working in. I think that the issue is that the p
    age numbers were not inserted through the slide number function and certain slides are skipped in the numbering and do not have page numbers on them. The original code I had was recognizing the page number and moving it for whatever my active slide was but wasn't looping through all of the slides.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson View Post
    Like this but NOTE your measurements might put the number off slide This is for a PC it will not work on a Mac

    Sub MovePageNumber()
    Dim osld As Slide
    Dim oshp As Shape
    For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    For Each oshp In osld.Shapes
    Set oshp = getNumber(osld)
    If Not oshp Is Nothing Then
    oshp.Left = 775
    oshp.Top = 5
    End If
    Next oshp
    Next osld
    End Sub
    
    
    Function getNumber(osld As Slide) As Shape
    For Each getNumber In osld.Shapes
    If getNumber.Type = msoPlaceholder Then
    If getNumber.PlaceholderFormat.Type = ppPlaceholderSlideNumber Then
    Exit For
    End If
    End If
    Next
    End Function

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    It's not easy to deal with numbers that have been added manually. You code only moved shapes name "SlideNumber" which is not the default. This would move any shape that has number in the name and might work. If you have "Don't show on Title Slide" ticked ANY slide with the title layout will not have numbers.



    Sub MovePageNumber()
    Dim osld As Slide
    Dim oshp As Shape
    For Each osld In ActivePresentation.Slides
    For Each oshp In osld.Shapes
    Set oshp = getNumber(osld)
    If Not oshp Is Nothing Then
    oshp.Left = 775
    oshp.Top = 5
    End If
    Next oshp
    Next osld
    End Sub




    Function getNumber(osld As Slide) As Shape
    For Each getNumber In osld.Shapes
    If UCase(getNumber.Name) Like "*NUMBER*" Then
    Exit For
    End
    End If
    Next
    End Function
    John Wilson
    Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
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    http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/powerpoi...tutorials.html

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    You might also want to check that the numbers can be EDITED/MOVED manually. Maybe the original author added textboxes to the master (or used a very old version). In this case the correction would have to be made in master view.
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