Options.AutoCreateNewDrawings Property (Word)
True for Microsoft Word to draw newly created shapes in a drawing canvas. Read/write Boolean .
expression An expression that returns an 'Options' object.
The AutoCreateNewDrawings property only affects shapes as they are added from within Word. If shapes are added through Visual Basic for Applications code, they are added as specified in the code regardless of whether this option is set to True or False .
This example sets Word to add newly created shapes directly to the document and not within a drawing canvas.
Sub NewDrawings() Application.Options.AutoCreateNewDrawings = False End Sub