powerpoint dates in slide body?!?

Hi all,

I want to write an AppleScript to remove any auto-updating dates from PowerPoint '04 presentations. For dates in headers or footers, it’s super-easy. However, for ‘date and time’ objects in the body of a slide, I can’t for the life of me figure it out. I can’t even figure out how to find or reference said objects. Anyone know the secret? It’s clearly some sort of object or code or something, but iterating through the shapes, text boxes, place holders, text ranges, etc., I can’t find them. Is this an omission from AppleScript that can only be done with VBA?

Help!! Mucho appreciation in advance!