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Microsoft KB Archive/169573

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OFF: Some ShapeRange Methods Do Not Work for Mixed ShapeRanges

Article ID: 169573

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 98 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q169573

SYMPTOMS

When you run Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code that executes certain ShapeRange methods on a selection of mixed shapes, such as a combination of pictures and OLE objects, you receive a run-time error. This problem occurs whether you create the procedure in the Visual Basic Editor or record it as a macro.

CAUSE

Some methods are designed to work with a single type of shape selection (msoPicture, msoEmbeddedOLEObject, and so on) rather than a mixed-shape selection (msoShapeTypeMixed).

RESOLUTION

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Check the Type property of the ShapeRange to determine whether it contains mixed shapes. The following code sample illustrates this technique.

   Sub CheckIfMixedShapes()
 
      If (ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Type = msoShapeTypeMixed) Then
 
         ' Code to handle the mixed shape case goes here.
         MsgBox "Mixed shapes"
      Else
 
         ' Code to handle a same-shape selection goes here.
         MsgBox "Shapes are not mixed"
      End If
 
   End Sub
                

REFERENCES

For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications



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