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Opening PowerPoint Template using Tcom RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I need to open a Powerpoint template using tcom but needs Powerpoint to be minimized or hide. because I am capturing some images and inserting in powerpoint. I am able to open template when the powerpoint is visible that is kept open. I need to do this using tcom. I am using the following code to open the template. Please help me without making it visible how to apply/open template.

    set template_file "D:/Template2.potx"
    set template_file [file nativename [file normalize $template_file]]
    set app [::tcom::ref createobject "Powerpoint.Application"]
    set pres [[$app Presentations] Add]
    $app Visible 1
    $app Activate
    set slides [[$app] ApplyTemplate $template_file]
    ::tcom::foreach lyt [[$pres SlideMaster] CustomLayouts] {
            set lyts([$lyt Name]) $lyt
            puts [$lyt Name]
    }
    set nsld 1
    set newsld [[$pres Slides] AddSlide $nsld $lyts(Title Only)]

    This works as the Powerpoint is kept open but my requirement is to keep the powerpoint invisible/minimized. Please help me.

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:05 PM

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  • Hi Rajgary,

    Thank you for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    Is Tcom a 3rd party library? Which language are you using?

    Although I'm not sure about the language and it's syntax, I guess you can try

    $app Visible 0

    Hope it helps.

    Best regards,


    Quist Zhang [MSFT]
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    Monday, June 24, 2013 11:58 AM
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