Adjust Object Positioning Property To All Shapes & Images On Your Excel Worksheet

Adjust Object Positioning Property To All Shapes & Images On Your Excel Worksheet

What This Does

Ever have an instance where you have a TON of shapes or images on your spreadsheet and you need to change the Object Positioning property for all of them?  It can be a hassle to individually select all the shapes on your spreadsheet (especially if you have a large amount) and tweak their object settings.  Luckily we can use a little VBA magic to loop through all our shapes and adjust their settings automatically.  In fact you can do it in a split second!  Here's the simple macro code routine I came up with to handle this very situation.  Enjoy!

Sub SetShapeProperties()
'PURPOSE: Loop through all shapes on the ActiveSheet and adjust
'Object Positioning property from Size and Properties Dialog box

Dim shp As Shape
Dim Counter As Long

'Loop through each shape (image) in ActiveSheet
  For Each shp In ActiveSheet.Shapes
    shp.Placement = xlFreeFloating
    Counter = Counter + 1
  Next shp
'Completion Message
  MsgBox Counter & " shapes were changed"

  'xlMoveAndSize    Object is moved and sized with the cells.
  'xlMove           Object is moved with the cells.
  'xlFreeFloating   Object is free floating.

End Sub

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