ShapeNodes Collection Object (Word)
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ShapeNodes Collection Object (Word)

A collection of all the ShapeNode objects in the specified freeform. Each ShapeNode object represents either a node between segments in a freeform or a control point for a curved segment of a freeform.

You can create a freeform manually or by using the BuildFreeform and ConvertToShape methods.

Use the Nodes property to return the ShapeNodes collection. The following example deletes node four in shape three on the active document. For this example to work, shape three must be a freeform with at least four nodes.

ActiveDocument.Shapes(3).Nodes.Delete 4

Use the Insert method to create a new node and add it to the ShapeNodes collection. The following example adds a smooth node with a curved segment after node four in shape three on the active document. For this example to work, shape three must be a freeform with at least four nodes.

With ActiveDocument.Shapes(3).Nodes 
 .Insert 4, msoSegmentCurve, msoEditingSmooth, 210, 100 
End With

Use Nodes(Index), where Index is the node index number, to return a single ShapeNode object. If node one in shape three on the active document is a corner point, the following example makes it a smooth point. For this example to work, shape three must be a freeform.

With ActiveDocument.Shapes(3) 
 If .Nodes(1).EditingType = msoEditingCorner Then 
 .Nodes.SetEditingType 1, msoEditingSmooth 
 End If 
End With
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