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Shape.BlackWhiteMode Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns or sets a value that indicates how the specified shape appears when the presentation is viewed in black-and-white mode. Read/write.


expression. BlackWhiteMode

expression A variable that represents a Shape object.

Return Value



The value of the BlackWhiteMode property can be one of these MsoBlackWhiteMode constants.

|| |:-----| |msoBlackWhiteAutomatic| |msoBlackWhiteBlack| |msoBlackWhiteBlackTextAndLine| |msoBlackWhiteDontShow| |msoBlackWhiteGrayOutline| |msoBlackWhiteGrayScale| |msoBlackWhiteHighContrast| |msoBlackWhiteInverseGrayScale| |msoBlackWhiteLightGrayScale| |msoBlackWhiteMixed| |msoBlackWhiteWhite|


This example sets shape one on myDocument to appear in black-and-white mode. When you view the presentation in black-and-white mode, shape one will appear black, regardless of what color it is in color mode.

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

myDocument.Shapes(1).BlackWhiteMode = msoBlackWhiteBlack

See also


Shape Object

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