Shapes object (Publisher)

A collection of Shape objects that represent all the shapes on a page of a publication. Each Shape object represents an object in the drawing layer, such as an AutoShape, freeform, OLE object, or picture.


If you want to work with a subset of the shapes on a document—for example, to do something to only the AutoShapes on the document or to only the selected shapes—you must construct a ShapeRange collection that contains the shapes with which you want to work.


Use the Page.Shapes property to return the Shapes collection. Use Shapes (index), where index is the index number, to return a single Shape object.


If you want to do something (such as delete or set a property) to all the shapes in a publication at the same time, use the Range method to create a ShapeRange object that contains all the shapes in the Shapes collection, and then apply the appropriate property or method to the ShapeRange object.

Use one of the following methods of the Shapes collection to add a shape to a publication and return a Shape object that represents the newly created shape:


The following example selects all the shapes on the first page of the active publication.

Sub SelectAllShapes() 
End Sub

The following example adds a new shape to the active publication.

Sub AddNewShape() 
    ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes.AddShape Type:=msoShapeFoldedCorner, _ 
        Left:=50, Top:=50, Width:=100, Height:=200 
End Sub

The following example horizontally flips shape one on the first page of the active publication.

Sub FlipShape() 
    ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1).Flip FlipCmd:=msoFlipHorizontal 
End Sub



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