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Old 07-05-2012, 10:13 AM
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Question simple change chart in VBA


I am trying to make a simple change to a single selected chart in a word document using VBA. I cannot seem to make this work. Any help appreciated.

The code that I have been trying looks like this:

Code:
 
Sub ChangePieChart()
 
Dim objshape as chart
  
 objshape.Height = 250 
     
End Sub
This should be so simple but I cannot figure it out. I get a variety of errors when I try different options.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:28 PM
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Hi LKnomad,

You haven't told your macro what objshape is. Try:
Code:
Sub ChangePieChart()
Dim objShape As Shape
Set objShape = Selection.ShapeRange(1)
objShape.Height = 250
End Sub
This could be reduced to:
Code:
Sub ChangePieChart()
Selection.ShapeRange(1).Height = 250
End Sub
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Thanks for helping out. When I run your code I get the following error

"Invalid procedure call or agrument"

The error points to
Set objShape = Selection.ShapeRange(1)


I get an error using either version of your code. VBA is going to kill me...
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:46 PM
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That tells me you didn't have a shape object selected when you ran the code. Since you originally said you're:
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trying to make a simple change to a single selected chart in a word document using VBA
I didn't add any error-checking.
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I had the chart selected when I ran the code. Is there an alternate code - or some kind of error checking I can add in.
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In that case, your chart may be formatted as an inline shape. Try changing:
Dim objShape As Shape
to:
Dim objShape As InlineShape
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This is my code at this time - Same error

Sub individualPieChart()

Dim objShape As InlineShape

Set objShape = Selection.ShapeRange(1)
objShape.Height = 250

end sub
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Try:
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Sub ChangePieChart()
With Selection
  If .ShapeRange.Count > 0 Then
    .ShapeRange(1).Height = 250
  ElseIf .InlineShapes.Count > 0 Then
    .InlineShapes(1).Height = 250
  End If
End With
End Sub
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That did it - thanks!

But why is it so complecated?
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It's not complicated, just flexible and error-proof. The code now works with both in-line and floating shapes and won't generate an error if none is selected.
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Nevermind I simplified it. Thanks Paul, you're the best!

Sub ChangePieCharttest()
With Selection

.InlineShapes(1).Height = 200
.InlineShapes(1).Width = 465

End With
End Sub
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