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VBA Visual Basic for Applications (Microsoft) FAQ

Powerpoint

How can I name objects in Powerpoint to reference in VBA code ? by Chance1234
Posted: 27 Mar 02

Sub NameShape()
'used to name shapes
'select the shape by clicking on it then go to macros and and then run this code !!!!
'you can then use that name in VBA to reference that object. lot easier than trying to guess at "rectangle 2" or what index a object is.

    Dim Name$
    On Error GoTo AbortNameShape
    If ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Count = 0 Then
        MsgBox "No Shapes Selected"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    Name$ = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).Name
    Name$ = InputBox$("Give this shape a name", "Shape Name", Name$)
    If Name$ <> "" Then
        ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1).Name = Name$
    End If
    
    Exit Sub
    
AbortNameShape:
    MsgBox Err.Description
    
End Sub


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