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CalloutFormat.DropType Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a value that indicates where the callout line attaches to the callout text box. Read-only.


expression. DropType

expression A variable that represents a CalloutFormat object.

Return Value



If the callout drop type is msoCalloutDropCustom, the values of theDropand AutoAttach properties and the relative positions of the callout text box and callout line origin (the place that the callout points to) are used to determine where the callout line attaches to the text box.

This property is read-only. Use the PresetDrop method to set the value of this property.

The value returned by the DropType property can be one of these MsoCalloutDropType constants.

|| |:-----| |msoCalloutDropBottom| |msoCalloutDropCenter| |msoCalloutDropCustom| |msoCalloutDropMixed| |msoCalloutDropTop|


This example checks to determine whether shape three on myDocument is a callout with a custom drop. If it is, the code replaces the custom drop with one of two preset drops, depending on whether the custom drop value is greater than or less than half the height of the callout text box.

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

With myDocument.Shapes(3)

    If .Type = msoCallout Then

        With .Callout

            If .DropType = msoCalloutDropCustom Then

                If .Drop < .Parent.Height / 2 Then

                    .PresetDrop msoCalloutDropTop


                    .PresetDrop msoCalloutDropBottom

                End If

            End If

        End With

    End If

End With

See also


CalloutFormat Object

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