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Why doesn't "i" Work with Pictures

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Last Modified: 2012-08-16
I have a worksheet that has several "Pictures" or, Picture objects, on it that I would like to remove.

In running the Macro Recorder, it lists these objects as ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture #") or
ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture 1").Select

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In putting together some code to delete these I used - This is the short version to my question:

Sub DeleteShapes()
Dim shp As Shape, i As integer
i = 1
   For Each shp In ActiveSheet.Shapes
     ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture [b]i[/b]").Delete
    i = i + 1
   Next
i = 0
End Sub

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That doesn't work though, it doesn't recognize the "i".  However, If I replace the i with a 1, then it will work.  I have tried changing i to Long, String, etc. Even though i = 1 is the right value, the code won't allow it to excecute, it has to be the actual number.  Why is this?  It defeats the whole purpose for variables.
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