Word 2010 VBA: How to import image and resize height and width with VBA?

Posted on 2013-02-01
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Last Modified: 2013-02-02
How do I use VBA to import an image into Word 2010 then rezise the height and width so that the image does not push the other page elements out of place?

Word 2010
Access 2010

Note: the process of creating the Word files runs through a loop in an Access module. Currently, I use Access to copy and replace bookmarked fields in the Word document. However, it is possible that an image may not exist for the document I am creating so I would like that the Word document is still generated even if the image is missing.

Thank you
Question by:CafeTica
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The image can be added as an inline shape or a 'floating' shape.  An inline shape takes a position as a large character in the text.

The way that text is arranged around a 'floating' shape depends on its wrap setting. Without seeing the document, the only way to be certain that the text is not disturbed is for the shape's wrap setting to be behind or in front of the text.
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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Here is some code to get you started:
Sub AddInLine(doc As Word.Document, strFileName As String, strBookMark As String)
    Dim ilsh As Word.InlineShape
    Set ilsh = doc.InlineShapes.AddPicture(strFileName, , True, doc.Bookmarks(strBookMark).Range)
    ilsh.Height = CentimetersToPoints(3)
    ilsh.Width = CentimetersToPoints(4)
End Sub

Sub AddShape(doc As Word.Document, strFileName As String, strBookMark As String)
    Dim sh As Word.Shape
    Set sh = doc.Shapes.AddPicture(strFileName, , True, , , , , doc.Bookmarks(strBookMark).Range)
    sh.Top = CentimetersToPoints(1)
    sh.Left = CentimetersToPoints(2)
    sh.Height = CentimetersToPoints(3)
    sh.Width = CentimetersToPoints(4)
End Sub

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