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Chapter 22. Automating Your Work with Macros > Understanding PowerPoint Macros

Understanding PowerPoint Macros

While using the macro recorder is a good way to record specific actions, there are many occasions when you will have to modify the code that is recorded. A good example of this is in the Show_Drawing_Toolbars macro—the recorder did not take into account the existing environment when recording the changes you wanted to make. You may need to go in and manually change the recorded code to do exactly what you want. And if you want to use decision-making in the code or if you want to activate another application such as Word or Excel, you will certainly have to write some of the code yourself.

The macros for showing and hiding toolbars really should reference all the toolbars, and might look like the following:


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