# IAC - How to convert all the PPTs in a folder to PDF

May 22, 1999

How to convert all the PPTs in a folder to PDF

This code sample is posted here for the general benefit of the PDF development community. Attribution and usage guidelines are as noted in the code source; please respect the wishes of the author when using this code.

Option
Explicit' Author : Planet PDF
' E-mail : info@debenu.com
' Date : 10 March 1999
' URL : http://www.planetpdf.com/
' Version : 1.0
' Description: This is a simple demonstration of how all PPT
' files in a given folder can be converted to PDFs.

Private
Sub
btnConvertAllPPT_Click(
)
Dim
msPPT As
PowerPoint.
Application
Set
msPPT = CreateObject(
"PowerPoint.Application.8")
Dim
strSourceFile As
String    Dim
strDestinationFile As
String    Dim
strSourcePath As
String    Dim
strWatchInPath As
String
strSourcePath = "c:\temp\PPTToProcess\"    strSourceFile = Dir(
strSourcePath + "*.PPT")    strWatchInPath = "c:\MyWatchedFolder\in\"
msPPT.
Visible = True
' Iterate through each file in the folder
While
strSourceFile <> ""
' Your default printer needs to be have a postscript printer
' driver for this to work - you could set and reset the
' default printer if you preferred

' Open the PPT
msPPT.
Presentations.
Open
strSourcePath + strSourceFile

' Format the destination filename
strDestinationFile = strWatchInPath + Left(
strSourceFile,
_
Len
(
strSourceFile)
- 4)
+ ".ps"
' Print the PPT to a PS file in the watched folder
msPPT.
ActivePresentation.
PrintOut _
PrintToFile:=strDestinationFile

' Grab the next file for processing
strSourceFile = Dir

Wend
' Cleanup
Set
msPPT = Nothing
' You'll need to close PPT by yourself and wait for
' the background printing to stop

End
Sub


(ARTS PDF and Planet PDF have been since acquired by Debenu)

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