Excel VBA: Can I enable only one shape for inserting into a cell & disable all others

Posted on 2013-10-31
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Last Modified: 2013-11-07
I would like the user to be able to insert only one shape inside a cell. Therefore, I'd like to disable all other shapes and/or objects. Preference for enabled shape would be something simple, eg; rectangle.

I don't think you need to know what VBA code I already have but here is an example for the workbook just in case:
 With Sheet1 'AO5 tech
       .Protect Password:="password", UserInterfaceOnly:=True, AllowFormattingCells:=True, AllowFormattingRows:=True, AllowInsertingHyperlinks:=True, DrawingObjects:=False, Contents:=True, Scenarios:= _
       .EnableOutlining = True
    End With

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Hope this makes sense!
Question by:kazmdav
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If you set DrawingObjects:=True when you protect the worksheet, the user will not be able to insert a shape. But you can do so with a macro.
Sub Protector()
With Sheet1 'AO5 tech
       .Protect Password:="password", UserInterfaceOnly:=True, AllowFormattingCells:=True, AllowFormattingRows:=True, _
            AllowInsertingHyperlinks:=True, DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
       .EnableOutlining = True
    End With

End Sub

Sub NewShape()
ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddShape msoShapeRectangle, ActiveCell.Left, ActiveCell.Top, ActiveCell.Width * 0.9, ActiveCell.RowHeight * 0.9
End Sub

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