Transparency Cell (Character Section)

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Determines the transparency level for a range of a shape's text color.



0 - 100

Represents the percentage of transparency. The default is 0% (completely opaque).

Values are rounded to the nearest half percent. A value of 100% is completely transparent. Although a shape that has completely transparent text appears the same on the drawing page as a shape that has no text, it interacts with other objects on the page in the same way as if its transparency were 0%.

You can also set this value by using the slider control on the Font tab in the Text dialog box (on the Home tab, click the Font arrow).

If the Characters section contains multiple rows, the Transparency cell contains formatting information applied to a sub-range of a shape's text. Otherwise, it contains formatting information for all of the shape's text.

To get a reference to the Transparency cell by name from another formula, or from a program by using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:

Char.ColorTrans[i] where i = <1>, 2, 3...

To get a reference to the Transparency cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:

visRowCharacter + i where i = 0, 1, 2...

Cell index: