Shapes.AddShape Method (Word)

Published: July 16, 2012

Adds an AutoShape to a document. Returns a Shape object that represents the AutoShape and adds it to the Shapes collection.

expression .AddShape(Type, Left, Top, Width, Height)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Shapes collection.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Type

Required

Long

The type of shape to be returned. Can be any MsoAutoShapeType constant.

Left

Required

Single

The position, measured in points, of the left edge of the AutoShape.

Top

Required

Single

The position, measured in points, of the top edge of the AutoShape.

Width

Required

Single

The width, measured in points, of the AutoShape.

Height

Required

Single

The height, measured in points, of the AutoShape.

Return Value

Shape

To change the type of an AutoShape that you've added, set the AutoShapeType property.

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