Shapes.AddTextbox Method (Publisher)

Adds a new Shape object representing a text box to the specified Shapes collection.

Syntax

expression. AddTextbox(Orientation, Left, Top, Width, Height)

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Orientation Required PbTextOrientation The orientation of the text box.
Left Required Variant The position of the left edge of the shape representing the text box.
Top Required Variant The position of the top edge of the shape representing the text box.
Width Required Variant The width of the shape representing the text box.
Height Required Variant The height of the shape representing the text box.

Return Value

Shape

Remarks

For the Left, Top, Width, and Height parameters numeric values are evaluated in points; strings can be in any units supported by Microsoft Publisher (for example, "2.5 in").

The Orientation parameter can be one of the PbTextOrientation constants declared in the Microsoft Publisher type library and shown in the following table.

Constant Description
pbTextOrientationHorizontal A horizontal text box for left-to-right languages.
pbTextOrientationRightToLeft A horizontal text box for right-to-left languages. This value has no effect if a right-to-left language is not selected.
pbTextOrientationVerticalEastAsia A vertical text box for East Asian languages. If a non-East Asian language is selected, text appears rotated 90 degrees to the right.

Example

The following example adds a new horizontal text box to the first page of the active publication.

Dim shpTextBox As Shape 
 
Set shpTextBox = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes.AddTextBox _ 
 (Orientation:=pbTextOrientationHorizontal, _ 
 Left:=144, Top:=144, _ 
 Width:=72, Height:=18)