Peter Caisse


Hi everyone,

I'm writing an add-in for Powerpoint 2003. I'd like to know how I can identify textboxes by type if such a thing exists. For example, when reading a TextFrame, how do I know if I'm reading the title textbox, the subtitle, or a the big textbox with bulleted points depending on the slide model I've found the Shapes.Title property, but that only gives me the title if it exists, not the value of the subtitle or the default big textbox with bulleted points that you find on a default slide. Is there some property somewhere that I'm missing

Thanks a lot,

Pete



Re: VBA Powerpoint - identifying textboxes by type

Peter Caisse


I might not have explained myself very clearly with my first post. What I want is a way to know for sure that I'm reading the big, default textbox with the bulleted points. I'm only interested in what's inside there, not any other shapes or textboxes on the slide. Thanks.





Re: VBA Powerpoint - identifying textboxes by type

Andy Pope

Hi,

How about using PlaceHolderFormat

Try these in the immediate window.
activepresentation.SlideMaster.Shapes(4).PlaceholderFormat.Type
activepresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(1).PlaceholderFormat.Type







Re: VBA Powerpoint - identifying textboxes by type

Peter Caisse

Thanks, that works great. Problem solved!