Slide sorter displays slides from right to left
- In Slide Sorter view, slide thumbnails are displayed from right to left rather than from left to right as you might expect.
- When you print handouts, the slides are ordered from right to left instead of left to right
The presentation is set for Right-to-Left layout direction rather than Left-to-Right. This can happen when the presentation was created on a computer or PPT version set to use Hebrew, Arabic or some other Right-to-Left language.
Thanks to PPT MVP John Wilson for helping to track this one down and providing test files to work with.
This macro will switch the layout direction each time you run it. If the presentation is Left-to-Right, it makes it Right-to-Left and vice versa.
Sub ToggleDirection() If ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionMixed Then MsgBox "Presentation has mixed layout direction; cannot change" Exit Sub End If If ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionRightToLeft Then MsgBox "Presentation was Right to Left" & vbCrLf & "Converting it to Left to Right" ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionLeftToRight Else MsgBox "Presentation was Left to Right" & vbCrLf & "Converting it to Right to Left" ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionRightToLeft End If End Sub
See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.