Insert a Power Point Object

PinkUnicorn

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Hi all, I need some help and I've checked previous threads and can't find an answer - but it is probably a really simple answer that I just can't find!

I'm creating an excel to deliver a Toolkit of information and documents. The main sheet has links to all the other sheets and back again so it's easy to navigate into the different aspects of the Toolkit. Within the workbook I want to embed documents and links. The links are fine, and embedding word docs are fine too. However, I want to be able to embed power points as well, but I just can't do it!

I need to embed the docs rather than link them as the people using the Toolkit won't have access to the originating folder where the docs are, or even a generic shared folder etc as they work off of a number of different servers etc. So they need to be embedded within the workbook.

When I go to insert object, the only choices I have are for word docs. I suspect there's something that needs a tick in a box somewhere that I just can't find? Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 

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Trevor G

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Under the Insert Tab and on the right you should Text with a small drop down if you click the dropdown then Select Object from there. It should give you two tabs Create from New and Create from File you can then select your PowerPoints from there as well as link them. If they go in as a normal object this way when you double click the object it should open the PowerPoint slides.
 

PinkUnicorn

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Thanks for the reply Trevor. I click on Text and select object. However, I don't get the option to Create from New, but at the bottom I can select "from file" - as per screen shot. If I follow this route and then select a ppt. I then get the error message that it can't be inserted (second screen shot).

I feel like I must be doing something really simple wrongly - I just don't know what!
 

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Trevor G

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May I ask what version of Office you are using are you using an Apple Mac? The dialog box refers to 2004 which is for Macs. If that's the case unfortunately I can't help as I don't have a mac. I would suggest that you create a new thread stating it is a Apple Mac version, you will get a better response.
 

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