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Shapes.PasteSpecial Method (PowerPoint)

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Pastes the contents of the Clipboard, using a special format.

Syntax

expression. PasteSpecial(DataType, DisplayAsIcon, IconFileName, IconIndex, IconLabel, Link)

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.

Parameters

NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
DataTypeOptionalPpPasteDataTypeA format for the Clipboard contents when they're inserted into the document. The default value varies, depending on the contents in the Clipboard. An error occurs if the specified data type in the DataType argument is not supported by the clipboard contents.
DisplayAsIconOptionalMsoTriStateMsoTrue to display the embedded object (or link) as an icon.
IconFileNameOptionalStringIf DisplayAsIcon is set to msoTrue, this argument is the path and file name for the file in which the icon to be displayed is stored. If DisplayAsIcon is set to msoFalse, this argument is ignored.
IconIndexOptionalLongIf DisplayAsIcon is set to msoTrue, this argument is a number that corresponds to the icon you want to use in the program file specified by IconFilename. For example, 0 (zero) corresponds to the first icon, and 1 corresponds to the second icon. If this argument is omitted, the first (default) icon is used. If DisplayAsIcon is set to msoFalse, then this argument is ignored. If IconIndex is outside the valid range, then the default icon (index 0) is used.
IconLabelOptionalStringIf DisplayAsIcon is set to msoTrue, this argument is the text that appears below the icon. If this label is missing, Microsoft PowerPoint generates an icon label based on the Clipboard contents. If DisplayAsIcon is set to msoFalse, then this argument is ignored.
LinkOptionalMsoTriStateDetermines whether to create a link to the source file of the Clipboard contents. An error occurs if the Clipboard contents do not support a link.

Return Value

ShapeRange

Remarks

Adds the shape to the collection of shapes in the specified format. If the specified data type is a text data type, a new text box is created with the text. If the paste succeeds, the PasteSpecial method returns a ShapeRange object representing the shape range that was pasted.

The DataType parameter value can be one of these PpPasteDataType constants:

  • ppPasteBitmap
  • ppPasteDefault
  • ppPasteEnhancedMetafile
  • ppPasteHTML
  • ppPasteGIF
  • ppPasteJPG
  • ppPasteMetafilePicture
  • ppPastePNG
  • ppPasteShape


The DisplayAsIcon parameter value can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

ConstantDescription
msoFalseThe default. Does not display the embedded object (or link) as an icon.
msoTrueDisplays the embedded object (or link) as an icon.

An error occurs if there is no data on the Clipboard when the PasteSpecial method is called.

See also

Shapes Object

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