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ADVANCED VBA EXERCISES
Advanced VBA | Working with shapes exercise | Create a palette of all of the autoshapes used in MS Office
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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:
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.