Convert all OLE objects to grouped MSDraw objects
When you have a presentation that includes lots of OLE objects (Excel or Word content, MSGraph charts, etc), you may want to ungroup all of these.
Ungrouping removes the underlying Excel data and leaves you with just a picture of the graph or table, NOT your entire original worksheet. This way the recipient can't edit your worksheet data.
Ungrouping saves the time consuming step of converting metafiles when you open the presentation on a Mac.
It can be quite tedious to step through an entire presentation looking for all of the shapes you need to ungroup, though.
The following macro will do the job for you, automatically. It ungroups and then regroups each embedded or linked OLE object in the presentation.
Please use it only on a COPY of your original as its effects are NOT reversible.
Sub OLEOLEOutInFree() ' Converts OLE shapes to groups Dim oSh As Shape Dim oSl As Slide Dim oNewSh As Shape For Each oSl In ActivePresentation.Slides For Each oSh In oSl.Shapes If oSh.Type = msoEmbeddedOLEObject Or oSh.Type = msoLinkedOLEObject Then On Error Resume Next Set oNewSh = oSh.Ungroup.Group If Err.Number > 0 Then MsgBox Err.Number & vbCrLf & Err.Description & vbCrLf _ & "on slide " & CStr(oSl.SlideIndex) _ & "shape named " & oSh.Name End If End If Next Next End Sub
See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.