Microsoft PowerPoint: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Macros | Introduction

PowerPoint Training Series | Level 4

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions: 2007 | 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 365

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: Contact us to arrange a date | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $595 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $545 CDN person + HST*

Note: public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

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Course Overview

This course is designed for the Microsoft PowerPoint user who wants automate tasks using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) but has little or no programming experience. Students will record VBA macros in PowerPoint using modules, procedures, variables and constants within the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) window.

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge  and skills.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all PowerPoint courses

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Key Concepts

  • Using VBA in PowerPoint
  • Displaying the Developer tab
  • Working in the Visual Basic Editor
  • Saving files with macros

PowerPoint Object Model

  • What is an object model
  • Using the PowerPoint object model

Working with the Visual Basic Editor (VBE)

  • Opening and closing the Visual Basic editor
  • Displaying windows
  • Using the Project Explorer
  • Using the Code window
  • Moving between Microsoft PowerPoint and the Visual Basic Editor
  • Overview of the Properties window
  • Purpose of the Immediate window
  • Basic code logic

Macro Security in PowerPoint

  • Specifying macro security settings using the Ribbon
  • Using Trust Centre Settings

Creating Sub procedures

  • Sub procedure syntax
  • Adding comments
  • Conventions when naming macros
  • Working with modules and projects
  • Using methods and properties

Running Macros

  • Running macros in PowerPoint using the keyboard and the Macro dialog
  • Running macros using buttons
  • Running procedures within other procedures

Using Variables and Constants

  • Overview of constants and variables
  • Declaring constants and variables
  • Specifying scope

If Statements

  • Writing If statements
  • Using If for single and multiple conditions

Controlling User Interaction

  • Overview of the types of dialogs
  • Using input boxes and extracting answers
  • Creating message boxes
  • Specifying status bar messages
  • Using dialog box arguments
  • Using the Execute, Show and Display methods

Looping

  • Using looping to repeat macro steps

Managing Presentation Files

  • Using opening and closing methods
  • Using the Save and SaveAs methods
  • Returning and retrieving information
  • Referencing files, folders and drives
  • Using methods specific to PowerPoint

Dealing with Errors

  • Types of errors
  • Simple error handling
  • Resuming macros
  • Decision structures when dealing with errors

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Updated January 1, 2017.

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