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ShadowFormat.OffsetY Property (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Returns or sets a Variant value indicating the horizontal offset of the shadow from the specified shape. A positive value offsets the shadow to the right of the shape; a negative value offsets it to the left. Read/write.


expression. OffsetY

_expression_A variable that represents an ShadowFormat object.

Return Value



Numeric values are evaluated in points; strings can be in any units supported by Microsoft Publisher (for example, "2.5 in").

If you want to nudge a shadow horizontally or vertically from its current position without having to specify an absolute position, use the IncrementOffsetX method or the IncrementOffsetY method.


This example sets the horizontal and vertical offsets of the shadow for shape three on page one of the active publication. The shadow is offset 5 points to the right of the shape and 3 points above it. If the shape doesn't already have a shadow, this example adds one to it.

With ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(3).Shadow 
 .Visible = True 
 .OffsetX = 5 
 .OffsetY = -3 
End With
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