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Add Macros or Add-ons to a Shape's Shortcut Menu

Last modified: June 20, 2011

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

  1. Select the shape.

  2. On the Developer tab, click Show ShapeSheet.

  3. Click in an Action cell in an Actions section. If you don't see an Actions section, insert one by clicking Insert in the Sections group on the ShapeSheet Tools tab and then selecting the Actions check box in the Insert Section dialog box.

  4. In the Editing group, click Shape Actions.

  5. In the Action dialog box, in the Menu box, enter the custom command you want to add to the shape's shortcut menu.

  6. Click Run macro, and then select the program you want to run from the Run macro list. Click OK.

  7. On the drawing page, right-click the shape, and then click the custom menu command on the shortcut menu to run the program.

Note Note

You also can associate a macro or add-on with a shape by entering a formula that uses the RUNADDON function in any ShapeSheet cell.

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