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Hi all. 

I am trying to do 2 things but i cannot seem to get any traction on how to read/implement this idea.

Premise: PowerPoint file in C\temp\presentation.pptx that contains on the first slide 2 entries as "<one>" and "<two>" which need to be replaced with "user1" and "user2", then a silent Outlook send mail containing the file with a predefined body and subject.

I narrowed it down to COM objects as the Office does not like intrusive open AutoIt functions. I installed OLE/COM Object Viewer to understand how to create the commands but i am still stuck. So far i am trying to user water's code but i suck

COM object i was originally trying to modify

Dim $oPPT, $oPres

$oPPT = ObjCreate("PowerPoint.Application")
$oPPT.Visible = True
$oPres = $oPPT.Presentations.Read

Water's code below (0.1% modified)

#include <File.au3>
#include "PowerPoint.au3"
#include <misc.au3>

Global $sFile = "C:\temp\presentation.pptx"

Global $sString2Search = "<username>", $sString2Replace = "Password", $iReplaceOnce = 1, $sFullLogFile = "C:\temp\pptxlog.txt"

_ProcessPpt($sFile)

Func _ProcessPpt($sFile)

    $oApp = _PPT_PowerPointApp()
    Local $bChange = False
    Local $oInterface = $oApp.Presentations
    Local $oPresentation = $oInterface.Open($sFile, False, False, False)
    If @error Then
        _FileWriteLog($sFullLogFile, "E Error " & @error & " opening File " & $sFile)
        Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    EndIf

    ;it does not even open my file and from here not sure how to read the text and replace it

EndFunc   ;==>_ProcessPpt

 

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The Outlook part can easily be done using my OutlookEX UDF (for download please see my signature).
The PowerPoint part can be done with the (yet unfinished) PowerPoint UDF. Some manual coding might be needed (for download please see the example scripts section of the forum).

Edited by water

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2022-02-19 - Version 1.6.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (2021-11-16 - Version 1.7.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2022-07-28 - Version 1.6.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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