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Excel MVP Jon Peltier's site includes this very useful Using Excel with Other Office Applications section. Recommended reading!

And here's a simple example of how you can retrieve data from an Excel worksheet embedded in a PPT slide.
It assumes you've copy/pasted a selection from an Excel worksheet into your presentation or used Insert, Object to bring in an Excel worksheet.

Be sure to select the Excel object before running the code. There's no error handling to protect you here.
Also, be sure the Immediate window is open; that's where the results are displayed. Press Ctrl+G to open it.

Sub GetXLSWorksheetDataExample()
' This assumes you've set a reference to the MS Excel object library in the IDE

    Dim oWorkbook As Excel.Workbook
    Dim oWorksheet As Excel.Worksheet
    Dim oSh As Shape

    Dim LastCol As Long
    Dim LastRow As Long
    Dim x As Long
    Dim y As Long

    ' This example assumes you've selected the excel object
    ' you want to work with
    Set oSh = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)

    Set oWorkbook = oSh.OLEFormat.Object
    ' Use the first sheet in the work book
    Set oWorksheet = oWorkbook.worksheets(1)

    ' Get the last row/col
    With oWorksheet
        .Activate

        ' Find the extents of the data in the sheet
        LastRow = .Range("a65535").End(xlUp).Row
        LastCol = .Range("iv1").End(xlToLeft).Column

        ' Display the data
        For x = 1 To LastRow
            For y = 1 To LastCol
                Debug.Print "Row" & CStr(x) & ":Col" & CStr(y) & " " & .Cells(x, y)
            Next
        Next

    End With

    oWorkbook.Close (False)
    Set oWorkbook = Nothing
    Set oWorksheet = Nothing

End Sub

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