Shapes.AddPicture method (Word)

Adds a picture to a drawing canvas. Returns a Shape object that represents the picture and adds it to the CanvasShapes collection.

Syntax

expression.AddPicture (FileName, LinkToFile, SaveWithDocument, Left, Top, Width, Height)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Shapes object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data type Description
FileName Required String The path and file name of the picture.
LinkToFile Optional Variant True to link the picture to the file from which it was created. False to make the picture an independent copy of the file. The default value is False.
SaveWithDocument Optional Variant True to save the linked picture with the document. The default value is False.
Left Optional Variant The position, measured in points, of the left edge of the new picture relative to the drawing canvas.
Top Optional Variant The position, measured in points, of the top edge of the new picture relative to the drawing canvas.
Width Optional Variant The width of the picture, in points.
Height Optional Variant The height of the picture, in points.

Return value

Shape

Example

This example adds a picture to a newly created drawing canvas in the active document.

Sub NewCanvasPicture() 
 Dim shpCanvas As Shape 
 
 'Add a drawing canvas to the active document 
 Set shpCanvas = ActiveDocument.Shapes _ 
 .AddCanvas(Left:=100, Top:=75, _ 
 Width:=200, Height:=300) 
 
 'Add a graphic to the drawing canvas 
 shpCanvas.CanvasItems.AddPicture _ 
 FileName:="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\" & _ 
 "Office\Bitmaps\Styles\stone.bmp", _ 
 LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True 
End Sub

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