Powerpoint Ribbon becomes nonresponsive to mouse clicks RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have several macros imported from PowerPoint 2003 and a newly created Ribbon. Some of these macros have error handlers in them and some result in a strange behavior. After the error handler is invoked and the Error Message is displayed, then the RESUME statement is invoked, then the function exits. At that point in time the Ribbon appears to be disabled. NO mouse clicks are recognized, even to click on another Built in Tab on the ribbon. The slide scroll bar works and you can view other slides. To fix the issue, the user merely changes the window in some way - minimize, change the size via dragging, make full screen, or make windowed. And then all is working again. Thoughts?

    Signed, Baffled, Bart

    Bart Teems
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:49 PM


  • Hello Bart,

    Thanks for posting. Actually, I am not very familiar with PowerPoint application. However, I will try to give you some useful information. If the current version of PowerPoint is 2007 or higher, I think this issue may be related to the changes in PowerPoint 2007/2010. Have you tried to recreate these macros for the current PowerPoint file? If it does not help you by recreating macros, I also suggest you could try to create a simple sample, and see if this issue also happens.

    Actually, in this forum, there are fewer specialists on PowerPoint programming issues. As Cindy said in this thread, the best place to get assistance with questions about PowerPoint is a forum that specializes in PowerPoint. So here I recommend you could try to ask in Answer site. Although this answer site is for end-user issues, you will also find more InfoPath specialists on programming issues.

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    If you have any concern on this issue, just feel free to follow up. Have a nice day.

    Bessie Zhao [MSFT]
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    • Marked as answer by Bessie Zhao Friday, March 18, 2011 11:05 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:49 AM