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    PPT with Excel Linked File with username variable in Path

    I have a Powerpoint that I want to insert an Excel Linked file to my desktop and this file will be shared with multiple users whom I will instruct to save the Excel file to their desktop.

    When I try to add the linked Excel file the dialog box ask for the file location is will not let me substitute %userprofile% into the path name.

    Any ideas how this can be accomplished?

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    The title says "username" but the text says "userprofile" -- there's a difference


    environ("userprofile")
    
    environ("username")
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    Paul


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    Hi Paul,

    I am not sure which one I mean. I tried both %username% and %userprofile% and neither of them worked. It gave me an error that the path was not found for both.

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    What's the real path you want?

    Usually it's something like

    environ("userprofile") & "\Desktop"

    returning

    "C:\Users\You\Desktop"
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    Paul


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