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AndreVanDelft
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External document generator need to trigger refresh in PowerPoint

on Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 pm
I am developing a generator for PowerPoint presentations.
At the end of a generation cycle, the output file should be shown in PowerPoint.
Just opening the file therein is not sufficient since a previous version of the file may already be open;
that would then need to be closed first.

This action should be triggered from a Scala program, which runs on a JVM.
The solution should not require running an MS Office macro (such as given here).
We may assume the file is not being edited in PowerPoint; there will be an option to generate it as read only.

I need solutions for Windows and Macintosh. 
I have experimented with AppleScript from the Mac Script Editor, but I only manage to 
have PowerPoint open a file when no file with the same name is open yet.
So I would appreciate help.
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rusnakcreative
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Re: External document generator need to trigger refresh in PowerPoint

on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Message reputation : 100% (1 vote)
Andre, I'm sorry but that sounds too advanced for me to be able to help you out. I do wish you the best of luck and hope you find a solution soon.
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