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PowerPoint 2010 suppress 'press esc to cancel save' dialog

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  • I have a PowerPoint Add-in. VS2010, targets VSTO4 Runtime and .NET 3.5, works in both Office 2007 and Office 2010.

    At one point, the add-in does a SaveAs and saves the slides as EMF files to a specific directory. After the user runs this once or twice, PowerPoint starts displaying a small dialog that says "Press the ESC key to cancel saving the document".

    Is there a way to suppress this? It's confusing my customers. Here's my code, although I'm not sure it's relevant.

    Dim presentation As PowerPoint.Presentation = application.ActivePresentation
    Dim outputFolder As String = GMPPTAddIn.ConfigData.CVTTempPath
    presentation.SaveCopyAs(outputFolder &
    ".emf", _
        PowerPoint.
    PpSaveAsFileType.ppSaveAsEMF,
        Microsoft.Office.Core.
    MsoTriState.msoTrue)

    Thanks,
    RobinDotNet


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    Microsoft MVP, Client App Dev
    Thursday, August 05, 2010 3:48 AM
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  • Hi Robin

    have you tried asking the PowerPoint forum whether this could be a problem in PowerPoint (and not VSTO, specifically)? It sounds as if there might be a conflict with AutoSave. If so, the PowerPoint MVPs might know about it, and whether there's anything you can do (short of deactivating AutoSave).

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/group/Office


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:45 PM
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  • Hello RobinDotNet,

    I am writing to check the status of the issue on your side. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know. I will be more than happy to be of assistance.

    Best regards,
    Bessie Zhao - MSFT
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    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:44 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks Cindy, I'll try that, it's a good idea.

    By the way, for anyone else running across this question, I *did* try turning off DisplayAlerts, and it had no impact.

    RobinDotNet


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    Microsoft MVP, Client App Dev
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:16 AM
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