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Using Tags

Tags are like sticky notes that you can tack onto a presentation, a slide or any shape on a slide.

There's no user interface, so for all intents and purposes, they're invisible to users.

To programmers, they're hugely useful for identifying specific shapes or storing information about shapes, slides or presentations within the shapes, slides, presentations themselves.

Here are a few simple examples that demonstrate how you can display and set tags:

Sub ShowTags()
' Show me the tag name and value for each tag on each shape
' that has a tag on the currently displayed slide

    Dim x As Long
    Dim oSh As Shape

    For Each oSh In ActiveWindow.View.Slide.Shapes
        If oSh.Tags.Count > 0 Then
            With oSh.Tags
                For x = 1 To .Count
                    MsgBox oShName & vbtab & .Name(x) & vbTab & .Value(x)
                Next ' x
            End With
        End If
     Next   ' oSh

End Sub

Sub AddTag()
' Adds the tag "TAGNAME" with value "TAGVALUE"
' to the currently selected shape

    With ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
        .Tags.Add "TagName", "TagValue"
    End With

End Sub

Sub ShowTagValue()
' Displays the current value of tag "TagName" on the selected shape

    With ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
        MsgBox .Tags("TagName")
    End With
End Sub


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Last update 07 June, 2011
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