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Shape.PickUp Method (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Copies formatting from a shape or shape range so that it can be copied to another shape or shape range using the Apply method.


expression. PickUp

_expression_A variable that represents a Shape object.

Return Value



You must use the PickUp method to copy the formatting from a shape or shape range before using the Apply method; otherwise, an error occurs.


The following example copies the formatting from the first shape of the active publication to the second shape of the active publication.

With ActiveDocument.Pages(1) 
End With 
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