PictureFormat.LinkedFileStatus Property (Publisher)

Returns a PbLinkedFileStatus constant that indicates the status of the file linked to the specified picture. Read-only.


expression. LinkedFileStatus

expression A variable that represents a PictureFormat object.

Return value



This property only applies to linked picture files. It returns "Permission Denied" for shapes representing embedded or pasted pictures.

Use either of the following properties to determine whether a shape represents a linked picture:

The LinkedFileStatus property value can be one of the PbLinkedFileStatus constants declared in the Microsoft Publisher type library.


The following example generates a list of the linked pictures in the active publication for which the linked files cannot be found.

Dim pgLoop As Page 
Dim shpLoop As Shape 
For Each pgLoop In ActiveDocument.Pages 
 For Each shpLoop In pgLoop.Shapes 
 If shpLoop.Type = pbLinkedPicture Then 
 With shpLoop.PictureFormat 
 If .LinkedFileStatus = pbLinkedFileMissing Then 
 Debug.Print .Filename 
 End If 
 End With 
 End If 
 Next shpLoop 
Next pgLoop