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how can I insert a floating shape at a bookmark with vba 2003 MS Word

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how can I insert a floating shape at a bookmark with vba 2003 MS Word
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GrahamSkanRetired
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Commented:
Here is an example:
Dim sh As Shape
Dim rng As Range
Set rng = ActiveDocument.Bookmarks("bmk1").Range
Set sh = ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeOval, 10, 20, 150, 200, rng)

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darn I meant a picutre I have the following and it dont work
Sub AddPictureAtBookMark3(bmname, picfile)
Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:=bmname
Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture FileName:= _
        picfile, LinkToFile:=False, _
        SaveWithDocument:=True
        ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(0).Select
  Selection.InlineShapes(Selection.InlineShapes.Count).ConvertToShape
  With ActiveDocument.Shapes(ActiveDocument.Shapes.Count)
  .Top = .Top + 40
  .Height = 50
  .Width = 50
  End With
End Sub

and nietther does this
Sub AddPictureAtBookMark(bmname, picfile)
With ActiveDocument.Shapes
Set myPicture = .AddPicture(picfile, _
LinkToFile = False, Savewithdcoument = True, _
Anchor:=ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(bmname).Range)
End With
End Sub

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what I mean is that instaed of putting it at the bookmark it puts it at the top of the page
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Your first code refers to InLine shapes (i.e.not floating)

The shape will be displayed on the same page as the anchor. It's position on the page is determined by the top and left settings, so you would need to specify them, either in the AddPicture method or later:

Sub AddPictureAtBookMark(bmname, picfile)
    With ActiveDocument.Shapes
        Set myPicture = .AddPicture(picfile, _
                        LinkToFile = False, Savewithdcoument = True, _
                        Left:=100, Top:=100, _
                        Anchor:=ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(bmname).Range)
    End With
    myPicture.Left = 200
End Sub

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Commented:
Thank you so much for the explanation.
is it possible to get the left and top of the bookmark? you see I am trying to put the picutres very precisely under specific words. I do this by placing bookmarks at the words location
GrahamSkanRetired
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Thanks. It is possible to position a graphic relative to a range. However, it won't be fixed relative to the bookmark, so any change in pagination could move the bookmark, but not the graphic.
Sub AddShapeAtBookMark()
    Dim sh As Shape
    Dim rng As Range
    Set rng = ActiveDocument.Bookmarks("bmk1").Range

    Set sh = ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 0, 0, 30, 10, rng)
    
    sh.RelativeHorizontalPosition = wdRelativeHorizontalPositionPage
    sh.RelativeVerticalPosition = wdRelativeVerticalPositionPage
    sh.Left = rng.Information(wdHorizontalPositionRelativeToPage)
    sh.Top = rng.Information(wdVerticalPositionRelativeToPage) + 12
End Sub

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Dear GrahamSkan,
I used the above code many times with amazing results but then. Iwas busy with other things for a few months. When I tried using that macro code again it totaly did not put the picture next to the bookmark at all?!!
Do you have any ideas on what the issue might be?