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embed excel in ppt
See Create a chart in PPT and Use The Macro Recorder, Luke (Re: Using Win32::OLE and Excel - Tips and Tricks)
Unfortunately, there is no macro recorder anymore, for PowerPoint 2010. The "Create Macro" link drops you into an empty VBA subroutine instead of recording your steps and presenting those as VBA subroutine now.
Well, in that case, install old version :) anything to avoid learning the object model
True, but the macro recorder was very handy for people who don't know any VBA/DOM to quickly record the process they wish to automate.
Compiling them myself
Merijn's HP-UX software
Whatever is shipped with my OS release
None, i use PerlScript
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