Just want simple tickbox in non-Slideshow PowerPoint

Worf

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  • Open my test presentation
  • Press alt +F8 to bring up the macro dialog box
  • Run the trap events macro
  • Accept the message box information
  • Click the check box.
 

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Ahhh, ok. Thank you.

Done that and checkbox works absolutely fantastic - thank you so much for that.
Will do same on my own document now.

Questions:
If I copy and paste a checkbox will it automatically 'pick up' that functionality (or would I need to repeat it each time a further checkbox was added)?
If I send that document to someone, do they have to run that trap events macro first themselves before it would work for them?

Just want to make sure in case I need to include any instructions to help the recipient of the document (or even to add in some trigger (if possible/necessary) that the first time that document is opened it runs the trap event automatically cos if not I could see this being a difficulty for many recipients to know what to do - if they are equally as non-VBA 'expert' as me!).
 

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If you insert a new check box it will pick up the functionality.

Yes, other users will have to start by running that macro. Automating this process is not trivial, it would require an add-in.

An easier way could be a button in presentation mode that when clicked would run the macro. Do you think this is a good idea?
 

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