The macro recorder, used to automate frequent tasks, is not available in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Instead, you can use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) (Visual Basic for Applications (VBA): A macro-language version of Microsoft Visual Basic that is used to program Microsoft Windows-based applications and is included with several Microsoft programs.) to create or edit macros (macro: An action or a set of actions that you can use to automate tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual Basic for Applications programming language.). To create or edit a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications, do the following:
- On the Developer tab, in the Code group, click Macros.
You can show the Developer tab if it is not available.
- In the Macro dialog box, in the Macro name box, type a name for the macro.
- In the Macro in list, click the template (template: A file or files that contain the structure and tools for shaping such elements as the style and page layout of finished files. For example, Word templates can shape a single document, and FrontPage templates can shape an entire Web site.) or the presentation that you want to store the macro in.
- In the Description box, type a description for the macro.
- Click Create to open Visual Basic for Applications.
Note If you created a macro in a version of PowerPoint earlier than Office PowerPoint 2007 by using the macro reader, use Visual Basic for Applications to edit the macro.
For information about running a macro in Office PowerPoint 2007, see Run a macro.