Options.AutoCreateNewDrawings Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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True for Microsoft Word to draw newly created shapes in a drawing canvas. Read/write Boolean.

expression .AutoCreateNewDrawings

expression An expression that returns an Options object.

The AutoCreateNewDrawings property only affects shapes as they are added from within Word. If shapes are added through Visual Basic for Applications code, they are added as specified in the code regardless of whether this option is set to True or False.

This example sets Word to add newly created shapes directly to the document and not within a drawing canvas.

Sub NewDrawings() 
 Application.Options.AutoCreateNewDrawings = False 
End Sub