Excel and MS Project

m_in_spain

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Joined
Sep 28, 2018
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64
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
I am using Excel to compile an MS PowerPoint presentation using VBA to gather information from various Excel files on the companys SharePoint store. That side is going well and the resulting PowerPoint is good. Now I hit the problem: I need to capture an MS Project timeline from a .mpp file.
Scratching around on the internet I have managed to get Excel to open the file according to the usual variable addresses, but that is where I hit a brick wall. I cannot find a way to switch the Project to "Timeline view", and then grab, even a picture snapshot will do, the project so i can paste it into PowerPoint using Excel VBA. I think it would be easy to get the Project Owner to export as a picture file, but I need to be able to randomly do this to gather info for the management team, asking the original user rather takes away the automation I am trying to achieve.
Excel works so well with other MS Office suites, but Project appears not to be included!
Any help or pointers will be most gratefully received
 

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DrSimon

New Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2021
Messages
8
Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2019
Platform
  1. Windows
I'm afraid I can't help you in any detail here as I no longer have access to MS Project. I used to write VBA code to manipulate data extracted from .mpp files into Excel and Word years ago, However you need to be aware that that MSP has a very different model to the core Office applications and the licensing is different too. I'm pretty sure that you would need an MSP licence to do what you want, alternatively there are 3rd part products that may be able to help.
 

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