Shape.PickUp Method (Publisher)
Copies formatting from a shape or shape range so that it can be copied to another shape or shape range using the Apply method.
expression A variable that represents a Shape object.
You must use the PickUp method to copy the formatting from a shape or shape range before using the Apply method; otherwise, an error occurs.
The following example copies the formatting from the first shape of the active publication to the second shape of the active publication.
With ActiveDocument.Pages(1) .Shapes(1).PickUp .Shapes(2).Apply End With