Exercise: Create a palette of all of the autoshapes used in MS Office

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Category ==> Advanced VBA  (29 exercises)
Topic ==> Working with shapes  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Advanced VBA

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In a new Excel workbook, loop from 1 to 137 to create a palette of all of the autoshapes used by standard versions of Microsoft Office:

First few autoshapes

The first 4 rows of autoshapes (the final worksheet should have 137 shapes in).  To get a neat-looking effect like this, use the measurements shown below.

 

You may like to use the following measurements to speed up the process:

  • Set the ColumnWidth property of the shapes column to 15.
  • Set the RowHeight property of each row containing a shape to 50.
  • Position each shape 20 points in from the left edge of its cell and 10 points down from the top, and give it a width of 40 and height of 30.

When you've finished, save this workbook as Drawing palette of autoshapes, then close it down.

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