Resize An Oversized Pasted PowerPoint Image

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What This VBA Code Does

Ever paste in a picture or chart to your PowerPoint presentation and it's so enormous that any sign of your slide's existence in gone!  Well this VBA macro will take care of that (just make sure you have your picture selected).

Sub Resize_Oversized_Image()

'PURPOSE: Resize an object that is larger than the slide so that it fits inside the slide

Dim myPic As Object
Dim NewWidth As Long
Dim NewHeight As Long

'Set Obj Variable equal to Current Selected Object
    On Error GoTo Select_Object
       Set myPic = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange
    On Error GoTo 0

'Resize if Width is larger than slide
    NewWidth = ActivePresentation.PageSetup.SlideWidth
    If myPic.Width > NewWidth Then
        myPic.LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
        myPic.Width = NewWidth - 100
    End If
'Resize if Height is larger than slide
    NewHeight = ActivePresentation.PageSetup.SlideHeight
    If myPic.Height > NewHeight Then
        myPic.LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
        myPic.Height = NewHeight - 100
    End If
Exit Sub
'Error Handler In Case No Object is Currently Selected
    MsgBox "No object selected to center."

End Sub

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