Convert SmartArt to Shapes in PowerPoint programmatically RRS feed

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  • Hello to everybody,

    I have several PowerPoint presentations where I use SmartArt objects, but now I need to convert those SmartArt objects into Shapes. My problem is that PowerPoint deletes all animations when converting the SmartArt. Tried to do so by code but I just cannot find a way to convert SmartArt to Shapes since I cannot even select individual shapes in the object.

    Any ideas how to achieve this?


    René Alvarez

    Rene Alvarez

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:15 PM


  • I have created a document add a SmartArt and add some shapes in it with animations.

    And I click "Convert To Shapes" to convert the SmartArt to Shapes, it will delete all animations I added.

    So, I donot think there is any workaround to convert SmartArt to Shapes without deleting animations programly.

    Nice day. : )

    remember make the reply as answer and vote the reply as helpful if it helps.

    Friday, October 11, 2013 1:34 PM