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Update links during slide show Add-in for PowerPoint 97 or later



  • PowerPoint updates the links contained with a presentation when it is opened and  when the slide show begins, it does not refresh this information during the course of the show if the show has been set to loop. This add-in performs that task. It will refresh all information within the running show while it loops.


Installation Instructions:

  • Download the add-in zip file.

  • Unzip the contents to a defined folder.

  • Launch PowerPoint. Click on the Tools Menu and select Add-ins.

  • Click on Add New... and locate 'UpdateLinks.ppa'. Click on OK.

  • You should now be able to see the add-in listed in the window with a 'x' mark against it. Click on OK again

  • If it prompts you with the Macro Warning, enable the macros.


How to use Update links Add-in

  • If the add-in is loaded, it adds a menu item in the Tools Menu. Look for 'Update links during show...'

  • Click on it. This will bring up the preferences window shown below:

  • Tick the Update Links on loop check box to enable the add-in.

  • Tick Display message to display a message window when the links are being updated, and specify the text to display in the space provided.

  • Tick Pause show while updating links to pause the slide show while the links are refreshed.

  • Set the appropriate choices. Click on OK.



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