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CropBottom Property [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

Returns or sets the number of points that are cropped off the bottom of the specified picture or OLE object. Read/write Single.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


Cropping is calculated relative to the original size of the picture. For example, if you insert a picture that is originally 100 points high, rescale it so that it's 200 points high, and then set the CropBottom property to 50, 100 points (not 50) will be cropped off the bottom of your picture.


This example crops 20 points off the bottom of shape three on myDocument. For the example to work, shape three must be either a picture or an OLE object.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1)
myDocument.Shapes(3).PictureFormat.CropBottom = 20

Using this example, you can specify the percentage you want to crop off the bottom of the selected shape, regardless of whether the shape has been scaled. For the example to work, the selected shape must be either a picture or an OLE object.

percentToCrop = InputBox( _
    "What percentage do you want to crop off" & _
    " the bottom of this picture?")
Set shapeToCrop = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
With shapeToCrop.Duplicate
    .ScaleHeight 1, True
    origHeight = .Height
End With
cropPoints = origHeight * percentToCrop / 100
shapeToCrop.PictureFormat.CropBottom = cropPoints