Outlook Macro to Insert Shape

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I'm using outlook 2010.  What code would I use to insert a rectangle into the current message.  I then want to format the rectangle to have no fill, and the color red.

Thank you,

Question by:T1080
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SiddharthRout earned 400 total points
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One way I can think of doing this (Only if Word is the email editor)

Get the Word.Document object using the Inspector.WordEditor method and then insert a shape.

You may use the Word macro recorder to insert a shape in the document and then use that :)

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Chris Bottomley earned 1600 total points
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Try the following block as you will see the parameters are shape, left, top, width, height

With Application.ActiveInspector.WordEditor
        With .Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 10, 50, 100, 250)
            .Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(255, 255, 255)
            .Line.ForeColor.RGB = vbRed
        End With
    End With

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