Using ActiveX to copy table from excel to powerpoint and keep the format.

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I use an ActiveX server to automatically create a powerpoint presentation. Therefore I open an excel file an copy a formatted table to powerpoint. The copy process works but the format is not copied. Any helps or suggestions? I tried PasteSpecial as well but the results are the same.
I kind of need a paste and keep the format function. Similar to ctrl + Alt + v.
Thank in advance.
%% Open excel and copy table
ExcelApp = actxserver('Excel.Application');
ExcelApp.Workbooks.Open("dummy_path_1"); %Import personal macros
excelWb=ExcelApp.Workbooks.Open( "dummy_path_2" ); % Open up the workbook named in the variable fullFileName.
ExcelApp.Visible = true; %Make workbook visible
ExcelApp.Run('PERSONAL.XLSB!ModifyTable'); %Run layout macro
excelWB_sheet_1=excelWb.Sheets.Item(1); %Get first sheet
excelWB_sheet_1.Range('A1:L21').Copy; %Copy table
%% Open powerpoint to paste the table
h = actxserver('PowerPoint.Application'); %Create an ActiveX object
HPresentation = h.Presentation.Open( "dummy_path_3" ); %Open an existing presentation by supplying the fullpath to the file
% select correct layout, see slide_id above
PanelLayout = HPresentation.SlideMaster.CustomLayouts.Item(9); %Number in slide in new slides
% HPresentation.Slides.count + 1 adds new slide to end of ppt
Slide = HPresentation.Slides.AddSlide(HPresentation.Slides.count + 1, PanelLayout);
Slide.Shapes.Paste % Paste table but the format is not pasted
%Slide.Shapes.PasteSpecial % Works but same result as Paste()

Answers (1)

Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 27 Jan 2023
I looked at the Shapes.PasteSpecial docuemntation page. I think you need to tell it what datatype format to use when pasting. Try this:
Slide.Shapes.PasteSpecial(2) % 2 = enhanced Metafile

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