When a PowerPoint file is displayed in Normal view, one can edit speaker notes in the Notes pane below the slide by clicking the Notes button in PowerPoint's status bar. However, when trying to scroll the Notes pane with a mouse wheel in PowerPoint 2013 or 2016, it always returns to the line where the text cursor was placed.
The problem is caused by a bug in PowerPoint 2013 and 2016. We have filed a case with Microsoft. If your company has a Microsoft Office Support contract and you want to contact Microsoft to ask for a fix, you may refer to Microsoft case number 114072811653716. The error can be reproduced without think-cell.
Please perform the following steps:
Public WithEvents PPTEvent As Application Private Sub Class_Initialize() MsgBox "EventHandler is now active." & vbNewLine & _ " - Click OK then click to place cursor at the end of the first line in the notes pane." & vbNewLine & _ " - Scroll down in the notes pane with a mouse wheel until the line with the cursor is no longer visible." & vbNewLine & _ " - Click on the PowerPoint Oval on the slide." End Sub Private Sub Class_Terminate() MsgBox "EventHandler is now inactive." End Sub Private Sub PPTEvent_WindowSelectionChange (ByVal Sel As Selection) ActivePresentation.CanCheckIn End Sub
Dim cPPTObject As New cEventClass Sub RunMe() Set cPPTObject.PPTEvent = Application End Sub
The following workarounds are available until Microsoft fixes this bug: