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Merge text from several text boxes into one text box

Problem

Suppose you have several text boxes on one slide that you want to combine into a single text box.
The little macro below will do that for you.

Solution

Select all of the text boxes you want to combine into one, then run this:

Sub MergeTextBoxes()
' This will merge the text from all selected text boxes into the
' first selected box then delete the other text boxes

    Dim oRng As ShapeRange
    Dim oFirstShape As Shape
    Dim oSh As Shape
    Dim x As Long

    Set oRng = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange
        Set oFirstShape = oRng(1)
        oFirstShape.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = _
            oFirstShape.TextFrame.TextRange.Text & vbCrLf

    For x = 2 To oRng.Count
        oFirstShape.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = _
            oFirstShape.TextFrame.TextRange.Text _
            & oRng(x).TextFrame.TextRange.Text
        If x < oRng.Count Then
            oFirstShape.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = _
                oFirstShape.TextFrame.TextRange.Text _
                & vbCrLf
        End If
    Next

    For x = oRng.Count To 2 Step -1
        oRng(x).Delete
    Next

    Set oRng = Nothing
    Set oFirstShape = Nothing
    Set oSh = Nothing

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.


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Last update 07 June, 2011
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