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InlineShapes.Item Method (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Returns a Shape object that represents an inline shape contained in a text range. This method is the default member of the InlineShapes collection.


expression. Item( Index)

_expression_A variable that represents an InlineShapes object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
varRequiredVariantThe index position or name of the object to return. If Index is an integer, the index into the collection is 1-based. If Index is a string, the name of the shape is used as the index. An automation error is returned if the index or name does not represent a shape in the collection.

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This example finds the first inline shape in a text range and flips it vertically.

Dim theShape As Shape 

Set theShape = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1) 

With theShape.TextFrame.Story.TextRange 
 With .InlineShapes.Item(1) 
 .Flip (msoFlipVertical) 
 End With 
End With
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