Creating A Macro Button
Once you have the macro process down or know how to create a simple macro, you can then create a macro button so it is easier to run. Then when you are creating a macro button, you can easily assign it a picture. Just follow these steps:
- First, choose Tools, Customize, then click the Commands tab when the
Customize dialog box appears.
- Scroll down the Categories list on the left of the Customize tab until you locate the item called Macros.
- Click to highlight it, and you'll see the macros in your currently open presentation appear in the Commands list on the right side of the dialog box.
- Click your macro and hold down the mouse button while you drag it to any of PowerPoint's toolbars (or use the options on the Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box to create your own toolbar for your macros).
- A new button appears on the toolbar, labeled with the name of your macro. If you like, you can give it an icon instead. While it's still highlighted on the toolbar, click Modify Selection.
- Then select Change Button Image, and select a picture; or you can select Default Style. Then you can click Modify Selection again, select Change Icon, and pick any of the available icons for your macro. Of course, selecting Change Button Image is faster.
- Close the Customize dialog box.
Now you should see a new macro button on the Toolbar. If you have numerous macros, you may want to create a new Toolbar and place all your macros on it.
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Date of last revision: 20 September 2001.