CatalogMergeShapes.Range Method (Publisher)

Returns a ShapeRange object that represents a subset of the shapes in a Shapes collection.

Syntax

expression. Range(Index)

expression A variable that represents a CatalogMergeShapes object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Index Required Variant The individual shapes that are to be included in the range. Can be an integer that specifies the index number of the shape, a string that specifies the name of the shape, or an array that contains either integers or strings. If Index is omitted, the Range method returns all the objects in the specified collection.

Return value

ShapeRange

Example

To specify an array of integers or strings for Index, you can use the Array function. For example, the following instruction returns two shapes specified by name.

Dim arrShapes As Variant 
Dim shpRange As ShapeRange 
 
Set arrShapes = Array("Oval 4", "Rectangle 5") 
Set shpRange = ActiveDocument.Pages(1) _ 
 .Shapes.Range(arrShapes)

This example sets the fill pattern for shapes one and three on the active publication.

ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes.Range(Array(1, 3)).Fill _ 
 .Patterned msoPatternHorizontalBrick

This example sets the fill pattern for the shapes named "Oval 4" and "Rectangle 5" on the first page.

Dim arrShapes As Variant 
Dim shpRange As ShapeRange 
 
arrShapes = Array("Oval 4", "Rectangle 5") 
 
Set shpRange = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes.Range(arrShapes) 
 
shpRange.Fill.Patterned msoPatternHorizontalBrick

This example sets the fill pattern for all shapes on the first page.

ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes _ 
 .Range.Fill.Patterned msoPatternHorizontalBrick

This example sets the fill pattern for shape one on the first page.

Dim shpRange As ShapeRange 
 
Set shpRange = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes.Range(1) 
 
shpRange.Fill.Patterned msoPatternHorizontalBrick

This example creates an array that contains all the AutoShapes on the first page, uses that array to define a shape range, and then distributes all the shapes in that range horizontally.

Dim numShapes As Long 
Dim numAutoShapes As Long 
Dim autoShpArray As Variant 
Dim intLoop As Integer 
Dim shpRange As ShapeRange 
 
With ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes 
 
 numShapes = .Count 
 If numShapes > 1 Then 
 
 numAutoShapes = 0 
 ReDim autoShpArray(1 To numShapes) 
 
 For intLoop = 1 To numShapes 
 If .Item(intLoop).Type = msoAutoShape Then 
 numAutoShapes = numAutoShapes + 1 
 autoShpArray(numAutoShapes) = .Item(intLoop).Name 
 End If 
 Next 
 
 If numAutoShapes > 1 Then 
 ReDim Preserve autoShpArray(1 To numAutoShapes) 
 Set shpRange = .Range(autoShpArray) 
 shpRange.Distribute _ 
 DistributeCmd:=msoDistributeHorizontally, _ 
 RelativeTo:=False 
 End If 
 
 End If 
 
End With