Retrieve The Dimensions Of A Shape In PowerPoint

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What This VBA Code Does:

The VBA code below displays a message box with a selected PowerPoint item's Left, Top, Height, and Width values.  This is powerful because it can provide you with size and position data points that can help align your objects in an orderly fashion.

Sub Shape_Dimensions()

'PURPOSE: Return the dimensions of a selected shape in PowerPoint
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com

Dim L As Long
Dim T As Long
Dim H As Long
Dim W As Long

    With ActiveWindow.Selection
        If .Type = ppSelectionShapes Then
            L = .ShapeRange.Left
            T = .ShapeRange.Top
            H = .ShapeRange.Height
            W = .ShapeRange.Width
        Else
            MsgBox "You have not selected an OBJECT in PowerPoint to dimension."
            Exit Sub
        End If
    End With

'Return Dimensions to User
    MsgBox Prompt:= _
                "Left: " & L & vbNewLine & _
                "Top: " & T & vbNewLine & _
                "Height: " & H & vbNewLine & _
                "Width: " & W, _
           Title:="Dimensions"

End Sub

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