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Create a Presentation Object to Hold Content

Every PPT API program must create an mlreportgen.ppt.Presentation object to hold presentation content. To create a presentation object, use the mlreportgen.ppt.Presentation constructor.

If you use the constructor without arguments, the PPT API creates a presentation named Untitled.pptx in the current folder. The presentation uses the default PPT API PowerPoint® template.

You can specify the file system path of the presentation as the first argument of the constructor.

For the second argument of the constructor, you can specify a PowerPoint template to use. This Presentation constructor creates a presentation called myPresentation in the current folder, using a PowerPoint template called CompanyTemplate.pptx.

pres = Presentation('myPresentation','CompanyTemplate.pptx');

If the template you use is an existing presentation that includes content, the new presentation that the PPT API generates includes the content in that presentation. You can replace content from the template using the PPT API. To replace some of the content in an existing presentation but leave the rest, use the presentation as the template for the Presentation object you create.

When you create a complete presentation using the PPT API, use an empty presentation that has no slides or only a few slides.

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