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mrQ
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Merge PowerPoint slides

Dear community

 

I'd like to merge multiple slides together. Ideally, flow would go through all the slides I've prepared in a library and creates a new file/presentation out of it. I've been trying to do that with Get-content, create file and update file, but nothing seems to really give what I need.

 

Does anyone know how to do that? I wouldn't want to use a 3rd party connector.

 

Thanks and kind regards,

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barret
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Flow does not currently have a native connector for PowerPoint files. That said, if you want to get your hands dirty, a .pptx file is just a .zip file. You could create a flow that disassembles the various .pptx files, then combines the slides subfolders from each. Unfortunately, at that point, you'd still have to come up with a way of combining the files back into a new .pptx files, as none of the file based connectors such as OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive or Box have the ability to create archive/zip files, only methods to unpack them. 

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barret
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Flow does not currently have a native connector for PowerPoint files. That said, if you want to get your hands dirty, a .pptx file is just a .zip file. You could create a flow that disassembles the various .pptx files, then combines the slides subfolders from each. Unfortunately, at that point, you'd still have to come up with a way of combining the files back into a new .pptx files, as none of the file based connectors such as OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive or Box have the ability to create archive/zip files, only methods to unpack them. 

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v-bacao-msft
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Hi @mrQ ,

 

You could consider using Merge Multiple PowerPoint PPTX Together action.

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v-bacao-msft
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Thanks

 

Even though this is 3rd party, I gave it a try, but it doesn't really work since the file is always ending up corrupted.

Did you try to open the file after you saved it?

 

Kind regards,

v-bacao-msft
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Hi @mrQ,

 

The result of my test here is that the specified two PPT files can be merged together and can be opened.

 

Could you share your detailed configuration?

 

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Community Support Team _ Barry
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@v-bacao-msft 

Thanks for your response.

 

Here is my config:

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** update **

I edited the flow and used "get file content by path" with which it worked now. I don't know why that is, but I'm happy with this. Thanks!

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