Macros in Powerpoint 2011

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by erbster, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. erbster macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Hi folks,

    As a recent convert to the Mac, I am finding a few things incomprehensible.

    I want to create macros in Powerpoint, but for some reason I am not able to to do it. The "create" button is greyed out in the macros window. In the tools...macro menu, there is no "record macro" option.

    I have turned off the "enable macro virus protection" in the preferences panel. Is that right?

    I have also saved my project as a macro-enabled pptx file and allowed macros when I re-opened it.

    All the help stuff I can find assumes the macros are already enabled.

    Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong, or am I going to have to put my lovely MBP away and slink back to my Windows laptop.... ;>
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Are you sure that you installed Visual Basic when you installed Office? I don't remember if it's option is enabled in the default installation.
  3. erbster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Er, I think so. I can call up the Visual Basic Editor from the tools menu. I have created a new module and pasted in some code. Not sure if the code was working or not. I suppose I need to put the install disk back in to check if VB is installed.

    Yes, VBA is installed. I can call up "record macro" in Word, but not in PP.

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