How to create custom graphics menu in PowerPoint?

Gretchen Bahe 1 Reputation point

I am trying to add a menu into PowerPoint that has company logos and graphics that people can add to a slide. I am looking for ways to add it into a template. Is there a way to create a custom tab in the icons menu that shows my custom graphics.

I have also been trying to create a button on the ribbon using VSTO ribbon designer that could accomplish this. I am using the WordArt menu as an example, but it would be ideal if I could make button on the ribbon that showed logos in a menu like that. Is that possible to do in VSTO?

I think the solution might be to create a PowerPoint add-in with VBA that retrieves logos from a folder and displays them in a dropdown. Are there any resources out there that can walk me through that step-by-step? I am relatively new to developing Office Add-ins.

Thank you!



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  1. Oskar Shon 866 Reputation points MVP

    Yes. If you have Visual studio you can create menu in your addin on 2 ways.
    1st is a simple using designer (i hate it)
    2nd using XML lang with code to control it.

    In this case you can using imageMSO icons or add your file using getImage and graphics class like Class1.ImageConverter.Convert
    I use it often, but I'm not designer and i prefer built in icons.


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