OLEFormat.ConvertTo Method (Word)

Converts the specified OLE object from one class to another, making it possible for you to edit the object in a different server application, or changing how the object is displayed in the document.


expression. ConvertTo( _ClassType_ , _DisplayAsIcon_ , _IconFileName_ , _IconIndex_ , _IconLabel_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents an 'OLEFormat' object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
ClassType Optional Variant The name of the application used to activate the OLE object. You can see a list of the available applications in the Object type box on the Create New tab in the Object dialog box. You can find the ClassType string by inserting an object as an inline shape and then viewing the field codes. The class type of the object follows either the word "EMBED" or the word "LINK."
DisplayAsIcon Optional Variant True to display the OLE object as an icon. The default value is False .
IconFileName Optional Variant The file that contains the icon to be displayed.
IconIndex Optional Variant The index number of the icon within IconFileName. The order of icons in the specified file corresponds to the order in which the icons appear in the Change Icon dialog box (Insert Object dialog box) when the Display as icon check box is selected. The first icon in the file has the index number 0 (zero). If an icon with the given index number doesn't exist in IconFileName, the icon with the index number 1 (the second icon in the file) is used. The default value is 0 (zero).
IconLabel Optional Variant A label (caption) to be displayed beneath the icon.


This example creates a new document, then inserts an embedded Word document with some text. Then, the embedded document is converted to a Word Picture.

Dim objEmbedded As Object 
Set objEmbedded = ActiveDocument.Shapes _ 
 .AddOLEObject(ClassType:= "Word.Document") 
Selection.TypeText "Test" 
objEmbedded.OLEFormat.OLEFormat.ConvertTo _ 

See also

OLEFormat Object