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VBA in PowerPoint / Mac vs. Windows

Thanks to MVP and general Mac Wizard Jim Gordon for this info:

The vast majority of VBA for PPT is the same for Macintosh as it is for Microsoft OS based PPT. Here are some of the differences that I am aware of:

Ed note: Through PowerPoint 2004, Mac PowerPoint VBA is roughly equivalent to Windows PowerPoint 97 VBA (VBA 5). Beginning with Office 2011 the later version (VBA 6) is included, which is compatible with Windows PowerPoint 2000 and up. This means that several new commands introduced in VBA6 like SPLIT and REPLACE will work in PowerPoint 2011 but not in earlier Mac versions.

Mac PowerPoint 2008 does not have VBA support. You cannot write or run VBA from within it, and you cannot use AppleScript commands that call VBA routines. VBA support returned in Mac PowerPoint 2011.

Quirks, glitches and incompatibilities


Here's a handy trick if you need to write code that works on both PC and Mac: compiler switches.

#If Mac Then
' Code here will be run only on Macs but ignored on PCs
' Code here will be run on PCs but ignored on Macs
#End If


Ron De Bruin's VBA code in Excel 2011 for the Mac has a wealth of workarounds for problems you might encounter in moving VBA from Windows to Mac. Most of the code is as useful in PowerPoint as it is in Excel.

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Last update 15 March, 2013