Adding a Picture to a programmatically created PowerPoint presentation RRS feed

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  • Hello everybody,

    I'm trying to run a simple Word macro that creates a new PowerPoint presentation and simply adds a picture to the presentation from a predefined path. The code works more or less because the presentation file is opened correctly and the picture is added to the newly created slide but somehow I always get a runtime error '13' Type mismatch.

    If I write a macro that is used in a PowerPoint File to ad a picture to an existing presentation it works fine.

    Here is the code for the macro I use in Word:

    Option Explicit
    Sub TestMakro()
    ' TestMakro Macro
          Dim oSld As Slide
          Dim oPic As Shape
          Dim testInlineShape As InlineShape
          Dim pptApp As PowerPoint.Application
          Dim pptPres As PowerPoint.Presentation
          Set pptApp = CreateObject("PowerPoint.Application")
          Set pptPres = pptApp.Presentations.Add(msoTrue)
          Set oSld = pptPres.Slides.Add(pptPres.Slides.Count + 1, ppLayoutBlank)
          Set oPic = oSld.Shapes.AddPicture("C:\Temp\data_files\image001.png", msoFalse, msoTrue, 100, 100)
    End Sub

    Thanks for your help.


    Monday, November 14, 2016 3:54 PM

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  • Hi Jan

    Try using

    Dim oPic As PowerPoint.Shape

    If not specified explicitly "Word.Shape" is used as type. As the PPT "AddPicture" method returns a PowerPoint shape this will lead to a type mismatch.

    You have no issue with the Dim statement for the "oSld" slide because no slide object exists in Word.

    Cheers, Luca

    Monday, November 14, 2016 4:40 PM
  • Thanks a lot. I tried the hole day to solve the problem. You saved me a lot of time.
    Monday, November 14, 2016 9:00 PM
  • Hi Epijano,

    From your last post it looks like your issue is solved by the suggestion given by Luca Brasi.

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    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:26 AM