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Programmatically change PowerPoint picture placeholder from rectangle to oval?

Posted on 2014-02-01
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I'm building a PowerPoint (2010) template to conform to our new company design.  It includes a lot of round picture placeholders.   Manually, it's easy to create a new slide layout, insert a picture placeholder (which comes in by default as a rectangle), then use change shape to change it to an oval.   I just need to accomplish that with VBA.  The following code creates a new layout and adds the picture placeholder.  

layoutcount = ActivePresentation.Designs(1).SlideMaster.CustomLayouts.Count

Set newlayout = ActivePresentation.Designs(1).SlideMaster.CustomLayouts _
    .Add(layoutcount + 1)

Set ph = newlayout.Shapes.AddPlaceholder(ppPlaceholderPicture, _
    Left:=100, Top:=200, Width:=100, Height:=100)

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Now how would I change "ph" to an oval?

Thanks
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Question by:versatilebb
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'Declare the variables!
Dim ph As Shape
Dim layoutcount As Long
Dim newlayout As CustomLayout

layoutcount = ActivePresentation.Designs(1).SlideMaster.CustomLayouts.Count

Set newlayout = ActivePresentation.Designs(1).SlideMaster.CustomLayouts _
    .Add(layoutcount + 1)

Set ph = newlayout.Shapes.AddPlaceholder(ppPlaceholderPicture, _
    Left:=100, Top:=200, Width:=100, Height:=100)
ph.AutoShapeType = msoShapeOval

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by:versatilebb
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Perfectly simple!

Thanks.

Yes, I always declare my variables and use Option Explicit.  I just was posting a snippet of my code.  But good reminder
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You'd be amazed how many folk don't think declaring variables correctly is important! (Well maybe not)
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