Convert linked Excel charts to embedded Excel charts
You want to convert linked Excel charts to embedded charts, perhaps so you don't need to keep track of linked files when moving the PowerPoint files from one place to another.
This macro will convert linked Excel charts to embedded ones. Note that it will only work in PowerPoint 2003.
Not earlier versions; not later versions.
It doesn't copy any animation settings or change the order of the shapes, though it will copy the sizing and position of the original linked chart to the new embedded one.
Please try it only on a COPY of your valuable original presentation.
Sub EmbedLinkedCharts() ' Convert linked Excel charts to embedded charts ' Only works with PPT 2003 Dim oSh1 As Shape Dim oSh2 As Shape Dim oSl As Slide Dim x As Long For Each oSl In ActivePresentation.Slides For x = oSl.Shapes.Count To 1 Step -1 Set oSh1 = oSl.Shapes(x) With oSh1 ' is it a linked object? If .Type = msoLinkedOLEObject Then ' is it an excel chart If InStr(UCase(.OLEFormat.ProgID), "EXCEL.CHART") > 0 Then .Copy Set oSh2 = oSl.Shapes.PasteSpecial(ppPasteOLEObject)(1) oSh2.Top = .Top oSh2.Left = .Left oSh2.height = .height oSh2.width = .width .Delete ' oSh1 End If End If End With Next ' shape Next ' slide End Sub
See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.