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Extensive library to control and manipulate Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Edited by water

What's New in Version



  • Enhanced documentation
  • Fixed documentation bugs


  • _PPT_CommentAdd: Add a comment anywhere on a Slide or connected to a Shape.
  • _PPT_CommentDelete: Delete a single Comment from a Slide or all Comments from a SlideRange.
  • _PPT_CommentList: Get a list of all Comments in a presentation.

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