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Massimo Rimondini
Researcher at the Roma Tre University
Department of Engineering
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This page contains some useful programs I have written.

  • PPspliT is a PowerPoint add-in that splits animation effects into different slides.
    Its most practical application is when you want to produce a PDF file of a presentation where several different shapes are drawn overlapped (because they are supposed to appear at different times). PPspliT does for you the job of producing a separate slide for each entry/exit/emphasis effect you would apply when the presentation is being actually played.
    PPspliT operates with native PowerPoint shapes, therefore the slides produced after the split are not simply snapshots of the running slideshow: they are derived directly from the original presentation.

    If you still cannot get what I am saying, you may want to look at the following screenshots:
    The features and limits of the add-in are documented in a preamble in the source code. Development along time can be tracked by looking at the changelog. A complete source package is also available, in case you want to rebuild the add-in. There are also usage instructions available.

    Download PPspliT 1.15 installer
    (~650KB, released in July 2016, includes uninstaller, zip password is: "ppsplit")
    Compatibility: PowerPoint for Windows, versions XP (2002), 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (both 32 and 64 bit).
    All of the add-in features are implemented for all PowerPoint versions, but 1) minor glitches may exist with versions prior to 2007, sometimes due to VBA bugs, and 2) some features introduced in the latest PowerPoint releases may be unsupported (see the limitations in the preamble ).

    Note: as of April 10th, 2012, a security update released by Microsoft may cause the add-in to fail with errors like "Macro cannot be found or has been disabled because of security". This issue is not specific to this add-in, and impacts most VBA-based applications that make use of dialog boxes. To correct this problem, Microsoft suggests deleting cached versions of control type libraries, which is harmless for your system. I can confirm that this solution has worked for me.
    Basically, you have to delete all .exd files stored in %HOMEPATH%\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms and %TEMP%\VBE. Please rely on the official instructions from Microsoft.
    If this does not solve your problem, then you have likely incurred a known compatibility problem of PPspliT release 1.5, and should upgrade to 1.6.