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Assign an Action Setting, Run Macro action to multiple shapes at once

Problem

Sometimes you need to apply an action setting to several different shapes at once. Unfortunately, PowerPoint won't allow that. If you select more than one shape at a time, it grays out the Action Settings item on its menus. This can be especially annoying when you need to apply the same Run Macro setting to many shapes.

Solution

This macro will assign the same Run Macro action setting to all selected shapes. If you run it without selecting shapes first, it won't do anything.

Sub MacrifyUs()

   Dim oSh as Shape
   Dim sMacroName as String

   ' Edit this; change the name of the macro in quotes to your macro's name
   sMacroName = "MyMacroName"

   ' No fancy error handling; just ignore errors
   On Error Resume Next

   For Each oSh In ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange

      With oSh.ActionSettings(ppMouseClick) ' or ppMouseOver if you prefer
         .Run = sMacroName
         .Action = ppActionRunMacro
      End With

   Next

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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