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Rotate shape in XLS

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In Excel, I can rotate an image via the code below.    How do I modify the ActiveSheet VBA line in order to rotate a "shape" (e.g., arrow).    I tried the following lines but they don't seem to work:

ActiveSheet.Shape("BearingArrow").ShapeRange.Rotation = Target
ActiveSheet.Shapes("BearingArrow").ShapeRange.Rotation = Target

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Address = "$A$1" Then
        ActiveSheet.Pictures("Picture 1").ShapeRange.Rotation = Target
    End If
End Sub

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Rgonzo1971 earned 1500 total points
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Hi,

pls try


Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Address = "$A$1" Then
        IncrRotation = Target.Value - Selection.ShapeRange.Rotation
        ActiveSheet.Pictures("Picture 1").ShapeRange.IncrementRotation = IncrRotation
    End If
End Sub

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by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39961721
Rgonzo1971:

The picture rotation works great as is.   I need to figure out how to rotate shapes.

Lines below don't work:
ActiveSheet.Shape("BearingArrow").ShapeRange.Rotation = Target
ActiveSheet.Shapes("BearingArrow").ShapeRange.Rotation = Target

EEH
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by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39961754
Never mind... I found a solution.   See below.

Will award you the points anyways (for chiming in here).

EEH
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by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 39961768
Hi,

You maybe found

ActiveSheet.Shapes("BearingArrow").DrawingObject.ShapeRange.Rotation = 25

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by:ExpExchHelp
ID: 39961829
Rgonzo1971:

Thx -- solution is slightly different.   However, I now realized that the shape is rotating on its won axis vs. on, e.g., start point.

Please see attached XLS for details.   Any ideas how to change the VBA to so arrow rotates (based on value 0-360 in cell A1) but rotates on red circle?

EEH
RotateArrow.xlsm
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