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Shape Members (Word)

Office 2010

Represents an object in the drawing layer, such as an AutoShape, freeform, OLE object, ActiveX control, or picture. The Shape object is a member of the Shapes collection, which includes all the shapes in the main story of a document or in all the headers and footers of a document.

Name

Description

Apply

Applies to the specified shape formatting that has been copied using the PickUp method.

CanvasCropBottom

Crops a percentage of the height of a drawing canvas from the bottom of the canvas.

CanvasCropLeft

Crops a percentage of the width of a drawing canvas from the left side of the canvas.

CanvasCropRight

Crops a percentage of the width of a drawing canvas from the right side of the canvas.

CanvasCropTop

Crops a percentage of the height of a drawing canvas from the top of the canvas.

ConvertToInlineShape

Converts the specified shape in the drawing layer of a document to an inline shape in the text layer. You can convert only shapes that represent pictures, OLE objects, or ActiveX controls. This method returns an InlineShape object that represents the picture or OLE object.

Delete

Deletes the specified shape node.

Duplicate

Creates a duplicate of the specified Shape object, adds the new shape to the Shapes collection at a standard offset from the original shapes, and then returns the new Shape object.

Flip

Flips a shape horizontally or vertically.

IncrementLeft

Moves the specified shape horizontally by the specified number of points.

IncrementRotation

Changes the rotation of the specified shape around the z-axis by the specified number of degrees.

IncrementTop

Moves the specified shape vertically by the specified number of points.

PickUp

Copies the formatting of the specified shape.

ScaleHeight

Scales the height of the shape by a specified factor.

ScaleWidth

Scales the width of the shape by a specified factor.

Select

Selects the specified shape.

SetShapesDefaultProperties

Applies the formatting of the default shape for a document to the specified shape.

Ungroup

Ungroups any grouped shapes in the specified shape.

ZOrder

Moves the specified shape in front of or behind other shapes in the collection (that is, changes the shape's position in the z-order).

Name

Description

Adjustments

Returns an Adjustments object that contains adjustment values for all the adjustments in the specified Shape object that represents an AutoShape or WordArt. Read-only.

AlternativeText

Returns or sets the alternative text associated with a shape in a Web page. Read/write String.

Anchor

Returns a Range object that represents the anchoring range for the specified shape or shape range. Read-only.

Application

Returns an Application object that represents the Microsoft Word application.

AutoShapeType

Returns or sets the shape type for the specified Shape object, which must represent an AutoShape other than a line or freeform drawing. Read/write MsoAutoShapeType.

BackgroundStyle

Sets or returns the background style of the specified shape. Read/write MsoBackgroundStyleIndex.

Callout

Returns a CalloutFormat object that contains callout formatting properties for the specified shape. Read-only.

CanvasItems

Returns a CanvasShapes object that represents a collection of shapes in a drawing canvas.

Chart

Returns a Chart object that represents a chart within the collection of shapes in a document. Read-only.

Child

True if the shape is a child shape or if all shapes in a shape range are child shapes of the same parent. Read-only MsoTriState.

Creator

Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the specified object was created. Read-only Long.

Fill

Returns a FillFormat object that contains fill formatting properties for the specified shape. Read-only.

Glow

Returns a GlowFormat object that represents the glow formatting for a shape. Read-only.

GroupItems

Returns a GroupShapes object that represents the individual shapes in the specified group. Read-only.

HasChart

True if the specified shape has a chart. Read-only.

HasSmartArt

Returns True if there is a SmartArt diagram present on the shape. Read-only.

Height

Returns or sets the height of the specified shape. Read/write Single.

HeightRelative

Returns or sets a Single that represents the percentage of the relative height of a shape. Read/write.

HorizontalFlip

Indicates that a shape has been flipped horizontally. Read-only MsoTriState.

Hyperlink

Returns a Hyperlink object that represents the hyperlink associated with a Shape object. Read-only.

ID

Returns the identification type for the specified shape. Read-only Long.

LayoutInCell

Returns a Long that represents whether a shape in a table is displayed inside or outside the table.

Left

Returns or sets a Single that represents the horizontal position, measured in points, of the specified shape or shape range. Can also be any valid WdShapePosition constant. Read/write.

LeftRelative

Returns or sets a Single that represents the relative left position of a shape. Read/write.

Line

Returns a LineFormat object that contains line formatting properties for the specified shape. Read-only.

LinkFormat

Returns a LinkFormat object that represents the link options of a shape that is linked to a file. Read/only.

LockAnchor

True if the anchor of a Shape object is locked to the anchoring range. Read/write Long.

LockAspectRatio

MsoTrue if the specified shape retains its original proportions when you resize it. MsoFalse if you can change the height and width of the shape independently of one another when you resize it. Read/write MsoTriState.

Name

Returns or sets the name of the specified object. Read/write String.

Nodes

Returns a ShapeNodes collection that represents the geometric description of the specified shape.

OLEFormat

Returns an OLEFormat object that represents the OLE characteristics (other than linking) for the specified shape, inline shape, or field. Read-only.

Parent

Returns an Object that represents the parent object of the specified Shape object.

ParentGroup

Returns a Shape object that represents the common parent shape of a child shape or a range of child shapes.

PictureFormat

Returns a PictureFormat object that contains picture formatting properties for the specified object. Read-only.

Reflection

Returns a ReflectionFormat object that represents the reflection formatting for a shape. Read-only.

RelativeHorizontalPosition

Specifies to the relative horizontal position of a shape. Read/write WdRelativeHorizontalPosition.

RelativeHorizontalSize

Returns or sets a WdRelativeVerticalSize constant that represents the object to which a range of shapes is relative. Read/write.

RelativeVerticalPosition

Specifies the relative vertical position of a shape. Read/write WdRelativeVerticalPosition.

RelativeVerticalSize

Returns or sets a WdRelativeVerticalSize constant that represents the relative vertical size of a shape. Read/write.

Rotation

Returns or sets the number of degrees the specified shape is rotated around the z-axis. A positive value indicates clockwise rotation; a negative value indicates counterclockwise rotation. Read/write Single.

Script

Returns a Script object, which represents a block of script or code for an image on a Web page.

Shadow

Returns a ShadowFormat object that represents the shadow formatting for the specified shape.

ShapeStyle

Returns or sets the shape style for the specified shape. Read/write MsoShapeStyleIndex.

SmartArt

Returns a SmartArt object that provides a way to work with the SmartArt associated with the specified shape. Read-only.

SoftEdge

Returns a SoftEdgeFormat object that represents the soft edge formatting for a shape. Read-only.

TextEffect

Returns a TextEffectFormat object that contains text-effect formatting properties for the specified shape. Read-only.

TextFrame

Returns a TextFrame object that contains the text for the specified shape.

TextFrame2

Returns a TextFrame2 object that contains the text for the specified shape. Read-only.

ThreeD

Returns a ThreeDFormat object that contains 3-D formatting properties for the specified shape. Read-only.

Title

Returns or sets a String that contains a title for the specified shape. Read/write.

Top

Returns or sets the vertical position of the specified shape or shape range in points. Read/write Single.

TopRelative

Returns or sets a Single that represents the relative top position of a shape. Read/write.

Type

Returns the type of inline shape. Read-only MsoShapeType.

VerticalFlip

True if the specified shape is flipped around the vertical axis. Read-only MsoTriState.

Vertices

Returns the coordinates of the specified freeform drawing's vertices (and control points for Bézier curves) as a series of coordinate pairs. Read-only Variant.

Visible

True if the specified object, or the formatting applied to it, is visible. Read/write MsoTriState.

Width

Returns or sets the width, in points, of the specified shape. Read/write Long.

WidthRelative

Returns or sets a Single that represents the relative width of a shape. Read/write.

WrapFormat

Returns a WrapFormat object that contains the properties for wrapping text around the specified shape. Read-only.

ZOrderPosition

Returns a Long that represents the position of the specified shape in the z-order. Read-only.

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