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TextFrame Object

Office 2003
Multiple objects
Multiple objects

Represents the text frame in a Shape object. Contains the text in the text frame as well as the properties and methods that control the alignment and anchoring of the text frame.

Using the TextFrame Object

Use the TextFrame property to return a TextFrame object. The following example adds a rectangle to myDocument, adds text to the rectangle, and then sets the margins for the text frame.

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)
With myDocument.Shapes _
        .AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 0, 0, 250, 140).TextFrame
    .TextRange.Text = "Here is some test text"
    .MarginBottom = 10
    .MarginLeft = 10
    .MarginRight = 10
    .MarginTop = 10
End With

Use the HasTextFrame property to determine whether a shape has a text frame, and use the HasText property to determine whether the text frame contains text, as shown in the following example.

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)
For Each s In myDocument.Shapes
    If s.HasTextFrame Then
        With s.TextFrame
            If .HasText Then MsgBox .TextRange.Text
        End With
    End If

Child Objects | Ruler Object | TextRange Object