Shape.Left property (Word)

Returns or sets a Single that represents the horizontal position, measured in points, of the specified shape or shape range. Can also be any valid WdShapePosition constant. Read/write.


expression. Left

expression Required. A variable that represents a 'Shape' object.


The position of a shape is measured from the upper-left corner of the shape's bounding box to the shape's anchor. The RelativeHorizontalPosition property controls whether the anchor is positioned alongside a character, column, margin, or the edge of the page.


This example sets the horizontal position of the first shape in the active document to 1 inch from the left edge of the page.

With ActiveDocument.Shapes(1) 
 .RelativeHorizontalPosition = _ 
 .Left = InchesToPoints(1) 
End With

See also

Shape Object