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How to open a Powerpoint file from VB 2010?

Discussion in 'Visual Basic ( VB )' started by peterkentt, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. peterkentt

    peterkentt New Member

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    This is what I'm doing: (using VB 2010 Express)

    Dim showFile as Double

    showFile = Shell("C:\...POWERPNT.EXE /S C:\Users\MyName\Folder with Files\" & _
    "pptFile.ppsx", vbNormalFocus)


    When I execute the program a message says:

    "PowerPoint cannot read: C:\Users\MyName\Folder ."

    then I click OK on the message box and it continues:

    "PowerPoint cannot read: with Files\pptFile.ppsx"


    Clearly there's something with the folder's name. I've already defined a variable String for the full file's name and then concatenated; no help.

    Please help!

    This is my first post in this Forum. Forgive any mistakes. Glad to be here!

    Peter
     
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    Scripting John Hoder

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    have you tried using the folder the name of which is without any spaces?
     
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    Thank you!

    That was the matter! Folders' names cannot have spaces. :crazy:
     
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