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Assign keyboard shortcuts to password-protected VBA code
Shortcut Manager for PowerPoint allows you to assign keyboard shortcuts to VBA macros. In the Customize Shortcuts dialog box, Shortcut Manager lists the macros that it finds in your VBA Code Module in the Macros category. To be able to discover your macros, your code needs to be accessible to Shortcut Manager for PowerPoint. Once the shortcuts are defined, then the key combinations would work even if the VBA code is password protected and not available for viewing. Follow these steps:
PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 PowerPoint 2003, 2002, 2000
  1. Enable access to the VBA code by supplying the password to the VBA editor.
  2. Select Home tab, click Customize button in the Keyboard Shortcuts group to bring up the Customize Shortcuts dialog box.
  3. In the Customize Shortcuts dialog, locate and select the Macros category. The macros in your PowerPoint file will be listed in the Commands list. Locate and select the macro for which you wish to assign a keyboard shortcut.
  4. In the Assign shortcut to command box, press the key combination that you wish to assign to the selected command.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Save and close the presentation.
  1. Enable access to the VBA code by supplying the password to the VBA editor.
  2. Select Tools | Customize Shortcuts... menu item to bring up the Customize Shortcuts dialog box.
  3. In the Customize Shortcuts dialog, locate and select the Macros category. The macros in your PowerPoint file will be listed in the Commands list. Locate and select the macro for which you wish to assign a keyboard shortcut.
  4. In the Assign shortcut to command box, press the key combination that you wish to assign to the selected command.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Save and close the presentation.
Now when you open this presentation again, the defined shortcuts would work. You don't need to supply the password while using the shortcuts.
If you don't find your macros listed in the Macros category or you don't find the Macros category in the Category List, look at how to write macros that allows Shortcut Manager discover those.
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