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Presentations.Open Method (PowerPoint)

Opens the specified presentation. Returns a Presentation object that represents the opened presentation.

expression .Open(FileName, ReadOnly, Untitled, WithWindow)

expression A variable that represents an Presentations object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

FileName

Required

String

The name of the file to open.

ReadOnly

Optional

MsoTriState

Specifies whether the file is opened with read/write or read-only status.

Untitled

Optional

MsoTriState

Specifies whether the file has a title.

WithWindow

Optional

MsoTriState

Specifies whether the file is visible.

Return Value

Presentation

With the proper file converters installed, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions open files with the following MS-DOS filename extensions: .ch3, .cht, .doc, .htm, .html, .mcw, .pot, .ppa, .pps, .ppt, .pre, .rtf, .sh3, .shw, .txt, .wk1, .wk3, .wk4, .wpd, .wpf, .wps, and .xls. Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 also opens files with the following filename extensions: .docm, .docx, .mhtml, .potm, .potx, .ppam, .pptm, .pptx, .ppsm, .ppsx, .thmx, .xlsm, and .xlsx.

The ReadOnly parameter value can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

Constant

Description

msoFalse

The default. Opens the file with read/write status.

msoTrue

Opens the file with read-only status.

The Untitled parameter value can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

Constant

Description

msoFalse

The default. The file name automatically becomes the title of the opened presentation.

msoTrue

Opens the file without a title. This is equivalent to creating a copy of the file.

The WithWindow parameter value can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

Constant

Description

msoFalse

Hides the opened presentation.

msoTrue

The default. Opens the file in a visible window.

This example opens a presentation with read-only status.

Presentations.Open FileName:="C:\My Documents\pres1.pptx", ReadOnly:=msoTrue
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