expression.AddCanvas(Left, Top, Width, Height, Anchor)
expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.
Left Required Single. The position, in points, of the left edge of the drawing canvas, relative to the anchor.
Top Required Single. The position, in points, of the top edge of the drawing canvas, relative to the anchor.
Width Required Single. The width, in points, of the drawing canvas.
Height Required Single. The height, in points, of the drawing canvas.
Anchor Optional Variant. A Range object that represents the text to which the canvas is bound. If Anchor is specified, the anchor is positioned at the beginning of the first paragraph in the anchoring range. If this argument is omitted, the anchoring range is selected automatically and the canvas is positioned relative to the top and left edges of the page.
The following example adds a drawing canvas to a new document and formats the drawing canvas so it is inline with the text; then adds two shapes to the canvas, and formats the fill and line properties.
Sub AddInlineCanvas() Dim docNew As Document Dim shpCanvas As Shape Set docNew = Documents.Add 'Add a drawing canvas to the new document Set shpCanvas = docNew.Shapes.AddCanvas( _ Left:=150, Top:=150, Width:=70, Height:=70) shpCanvas.WrapFormat.Type = wdWrapInline 'Add shapes to drawing canvas With shpCanvas.CanvasItems .AddShape msoShapeHeart, Left:=10, _ Top:=10, Width:=50, Height:=60 .AddLine BeginX:=0, BeginY:=0, _ EndX:=70, EndY:=70 End With With shpCanvas .CanvasItems(1).Fill.ForeColor _ .RGB = RGB(Red:=255, Green:=0, Blue:=0) .CanvasItems(2).Line _ .EndArrowheadStyle = msoArrowheadTriangle End With End Sub
Applies to | Shapes Collection Object