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Format Image with VBA

Posted on 2004-09-30
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What is the proper syntax to format an image as "Behind Text" with VBA.

For Example, I have this code:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture FileName:=FileName.Jpg

Now how can I format that image so that the image is behind text (equivilant to Format | Picture | Layout | Behind Text).

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Question by:DRJ
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Colosseo earned 500 total points
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HI DRJ

The only way i can think is to convert the inlineshape to a shape and then set the zorder.

Building on your code...

' Add image
Set inlineimg = Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture(FileName:=FileName.Jpg)

' Convert to shape
Set tmpImg = inlineimg.ConvertToShape

' Move behind text
tmpImg.ZOrder msoSendBehindText

' Tidy up
Set tmpImg = Nothing
Set inlineimg = Nothing

HTH

Scott
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by:Jupiler78
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Hi DRJ,

Try this

Dim Pict1 as inlineshape
    set Pict1 = Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture FileName:=FileName.Jpg
    Pict1.Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.ZOrder = 1

The ZOrder defines the order of the object, 1 is last a new one is given 2 and is on top of 1

Cheers!
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