troubleshooting Question

Add shadows quickly to pictures in Publisher

Avatar of JohnRobinAllen
JohnRobinAllenFlag for Canada asked on
Microsoft Office
3 Comments1 Solution444 ViewsLast Modified:
I work with MS Publisher and am familiar with VBA. Every time I put an image into a Publisher document, I want to add “shadow effects” to it. That requires me to select shadows to the right and bottom of the image, as if a light were shining on the picture from above left. A second step is to specify the colour of the shadow. Those are all automatic actions that I do manually.

     Is there any way I can set a default shadow position and colour or else use VBA to have Publisher add the shadows in the right place and colour automatically? I suspect that Publisher does not work with VBA, so that may be out of the question. A solution would save me only about fifteen or twenty seconds for each picture, but since I have to do it hundreds of times a week, the time saved would add up.

     Thanks for any suggestions. I fear the problem may be insolvable, yet I’m optimistic that someone far away from the Rocky Mountains and more experienced than I could solve my query in a trice.

             JRA in Alberta
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros