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Old 16-12-2005, 16:01
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Default Fix Object References in macros


I would like some guidance in making macros that manipulate fix objects in a document.

For example, lets say i have an object named "Circle" and i would like to simple move this object around the document or delete it.

I've tried different things, but i never seem to be able to get my macro to work only with one object.

This is a sample of what I got so far (it's not much or complicated at all)

Sub MoveCircle()

Dim OrigSelection As ShapeRange
Set OrigSelection = ActiveSelectionRange
OrigSelection.move 3.303638, -0.141181
End Sub

As you can see, this macro only works with the object u select (which i believe is to make macros of general use?).

Thanks in advance for your time.

Javier Diaz
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Old 19-12-2005, 07:21
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use the method...
then add the code to move your object. You can also use this code in it's recursive state to process objects within a group, like this...
if s.Name = "Circle" then
'do something with the shape
Here is a macro that I wrote to set all outlines to scale with the object...
Option Explicit

Sub ScaleOutlines()
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim s As Shape
    Dim d As Document
    For Each s In ActivePage.FindShapes()
        If s.Outline.Width <> 0# Then
            If s.Outline.ScaleWithShape = False Then
                s.Outline.ScaleWithShape = True
            End If
        End If
    Next s
End Sub
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Old 19-12-2005, 07:32
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Just to add to Sean's post above, here is a complete code which will look for a named object and move it:

Sub MoveCircle()
    Dim s As Shape
    Set s = ActivePage.FindShape("Circle")
    If Not s Is Nothing Then
        s.Move 2, 0
    End If
End Sub
If you are sure that the object name Circle is guaranteed to exist on the page and it is on the first level of object hierarchy (not inside of a group or something), you can find it using just the Shapes collection:

Sub MoveCircle2()
     ActivePage.Shapes("Circle").Move 2, 0
End Sub
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