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SetShapesDefaultProperties Method

Office 2003

Applies the formatting for the specified shape to the default shape. Shapes created after this method has been used will have this formatting applied to them by default.


expression    Required. An expression that returns a Shape object.


This example adds a rectangle to myDocument, formats the rectangle's fill, applies the rectangle's formatting to the default shape, and then adds another smaller rectangle to the document. The second rectangle has the same fill as the first one.

Set mydocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)
With mydocument.Shapes
    With .AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 5, 5, 80, 60)
        With .Fill
            .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(0, 0, 255)
            .BackColor.RGB = RGB(0, 204, 255)
            .Patterned msoPatternHorizontalBrick
        End With
    ' Sets formatting for default shapes
    End With
' New shape has default formatting
    .AddShape msoShapeRectangle, 90, 90, 40, 30
End With