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I want to create a following macro in PowerPoint 2007: Add specific animation to selected object, pressing hotkey.

I already enabled Developer page, but I can't find how to record my actions and assign hot key.

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The macro recorder is not available in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Instead, you can use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create or edit macros. To create or edit a macro by using VBA, do the following:

  1. On the Developer tab, in the Code group, click Macros.
  2. In the Macro dialog box, in the Macro name box, type a name for the macro.
  3. In the Macro in list, click the template or the presentation that you want to store the macro in.
  4. In the Description box, type a description for the macro.
  5. Click Create to open Visual Basic for Applications.

Source: MS Powerpoint 2007 Help File


Why was the record macro feature removed from Powerpoint 2007?

According to Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP, macro recorder wasn't all that great even in 2002/2003. It missed all animation stuff and other things. With all the changes to the object model in 2007, bringing the recorder up to speed would've taken a LOT of work. They probably decided the resources would be better spent on other features and rather than deal with a lot of tech support problems with the macro recorder, and they removed it. (Tech-archive)

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I want to record my action, but not to input VBA code and want also to set up hotkey –  sergtk Mar 6 '10 at 5:28
    
Unfortunately, you are not allowed to do that in Powerpoint 2007 as I stated in my answer. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Mar 6 '10 at 8:48
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Start by enabling the developer tool bar: office button | PowerPoint options | Popular | Show Developer Tab In Ribbon.

Then follow the other answer.

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this is not what I want. I don't want to input VBA code, I want to record my actions (animation setting specifically) and set up hotkey for it. I don't know how to do this in VBA editor –  sergtk Mar 6 '10 at 5:28
    
@sergdev: No macro recorder => your only option is to write VBA. –  Richard Mar 6 '10 at 9:00
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