Writting a VBA to draw line

I would like to know how to write a macro in VBA for msword 2007 such that by activating the macro (through assigning a hotkey), I can activate the same draw line function as in Insert -> Shape -> Line. This is because at times, I need to draw a shape with many lines and using Insert -> Shape -> Line is too time-consuming.
Currently, my drawline macro is

Sub drawline()
   SendKeys ("%nsh"), True
   SendKeys ("{DOWN}{DOWN}{ENTER}"), True
End Sub

The above macro activate the keypress Insert -> Shape -> Line.
Is there a more straightforward way.
The line inserted must have a starting point at the cursor position, same effect as
Insert -> Shape -> Line.
Thank you.
twowheelAsked:
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DrTribosCommented:
activedocument.Shapes.AddLine 50, 50, 100, 100
twowheelAuthor Commented:
But I do not want my line to have a fixed starting point, I want it to be at the cursor position and the end point can be dragged before the line is drawn.
DrTribosCommented:
that is the line of code that you would put in your macro...  the numbers are the start and end points of the line as plotted on an x-y chart.

You should add to this and explore a bit using intellisense...
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DrTribosCommented:
well you can change the start point so they equate to the selection co-ordinates...

Sub DrawLine()

Dim oLine As Word.Shape
Dim x As Single
Dim y As Single

x = Selection.Information(wdHorizontalPositionRelativeToPage)
y = Selection.Information(wdVerticalPositionRelativeToPage)

Set oLine = ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddLine(x, y, x + 100, y + 100)

With oLine
            ' start a new line of code in here with a .
            ' the . becomes short hand for 'oLine.'
            ' in here - I mean in this 'with' block

End With

oLine.Select

End Sub

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twowheelAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I think I have made a mistake in my original question.
What I meant is that
The line inserted must have a starting point as the mouse position (not cursor position),
so that when I left click, I can drag to determine the end point of the line.
Same effect as Insert -> Shape -> Line.
Please refer to the attached docx.
Steps-to-be-taken.docx
DrTribosCommented:
Oh...

I am not sure how to do that ...
DrTribosCommented:
After a bit of searching I found this ... basically you need some VBA to detect the mouse position - I don't think that is going to be easy, and it might not be possible.

However I believe it is possible in XL if that helps...

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