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Pasting a chart to Word and getting reference to the new object

Posted on 2006-11-22
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I am construction an add-in (VB.NET) that links to Excel and Word to transfer data and Charts accross.

I am able to paste the chart in using RangeObject.PasteSpecial... but what I then need to do is immediately be able to reference the new object so that I can adjust size etc.

The range object doesn't expand to encompass the new image and there are varying numbers of other shapes in the documents I am working with so I am not sure how else to reference it.

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Question by:CarlPritchard
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by:GrahamSkan
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You could step back until you find it.

    Dim rng As Range
    Dim ilsh As InlineShape

    Set rng = Doc.Bookmarks("bmkOne").Range
    rng.PasteSpecial Link:=False, DataType:=wdPasteOLEObject, Placement _
        :=wdInLine, DisplayAsIcon:=False
    Do Until rng.InlineShapes.Count = 1
        rng.MoveStart wdCharacter, -1
        rng.Select
    Loop
    Set ilsh = rng.InlineShapes(1)
    MsgBox ilsh.OLEFormat.ClassType
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by:CarlPritchard
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Thanks, I will try that tomorrow. I will need to tweak it a bit as I am using EnhanceMetafile an not using Range.Select at all for this but will have a go.
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by:GrahamSkan
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EnhanceMetafile?

What's that? Is it relevant to your question?
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by:CarlPritchard
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It is a pastespecial type for pictures. It allows charts and more importantly, other types of object to be pasted as a picture (not using OLE means the file size is smaller and has less compatability problems when forwarded outside the company.

Enhanced Metafile is better for large and complex tables and charts. OLE will maintain it as an Excel chart which is not what we need for a final report being sent to customers.

In theory (but I need to test this) is shouldn't stop it working.
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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OK.This hasn't appeared as an option in my Paste dialogue. Maybe that's because I'm still on Win 2000

all the best, Graham
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by:CarlPritchard
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Yep - that worked perfectly, thanks for the help!!
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