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How can I insert and position a picture directly above a book mark in MS Word 2010 using VBA

Posted on 2013-01-16
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I had an amazing macro in MS word vba that inserted pictures right ontop of bookmarked words that worked with word 2003 but is erring the *@! out in 2010 Ive been googling away appears there is some bug in 2010 here is my code that used to work

Selection.GoTo what:=wdGoToBookmark, name:=bmname
With Selection.InlineShapes
Mypicture = .AddPicture(picfile, LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True)

Set myFloatPic = Mypicture.ConvertToShape
 
  With myFloatPic
.Anchor = ActiveDocument.BookMarks(bmname).Range
  .Top = .Top + mTop
  .Height = mHeight
  .Width = mWidth
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Question by:Dov_B
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by:GrahamSkan
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What  *@!     ?
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by:Dov_B
ID: 38785244
Sorry that just replaces the expletives I wanted to use when saying that my trust macro erred out just because I shelled out some major bucks to buy office 2010
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by:GrahamSkan
ID: 38785264
Then, I'm sorry. I don't really understand the question.

If you have some code that stops on an error, can you indicate the code line and give the error text  and number?
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by:Dov_B
ID: 38785280
run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)':
Method 'AddPicture' of object 'InlineShapes' failed
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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This works for me:
Set rng = ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(bmname).Range

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes
    Set Mypicture = .AddPicture(picfile, LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True, Range:=rng)
End With

ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Add bmname, rng 're-add overwritten bookmark
Set myFloatPic = Mypicture.ConvertToShape
With myFloatPic
    '.Anchor = ActiveDocument.Bookmarks(bmname).Range 'This is unnecessary. Also it deletes the picture
    .Width = mWidth
    .Top = .Top + mTop
    .Height = mHeight
End With

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But you can add the picture as a Shape, so it doesn't have to be converted:
With ActiveDocument.Shapes
    Set myFloatPic = .AddPicture(picfile, LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True, Anchor:=bmname.Range)
End With
With myFloatPic
    .Width = mWidth
    .Top = .Top + mTop
    .Height = mHeight
End With

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