Create A Shape or Text Box and Format It

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What This VBA Code Does

This VBA macro has a ton of great stuff!  First it creates a shape and adjusts its size and location on the active slide.  After that, the macro tackles the main formatting commands that I personally use the most in PowerPoint. Enjoy!

Sub Create_A_Shape()

'PURPOSE:Create a Text Box Shape and Reformat it

Dim Sld As Slide
Dim Shp As Shape

    If ActivePresentation.Slides.Count = 0 Then
        MsgBox "You do not have any slides in your PowerPoint project."
        Exit Sub
    End If

Set Sld = Application.ActiveWindow.View.Slide

'Create shape with Specified Dimensions and Slide Position
    Set Shp = Sld.Shapes.AddShape(Type:=msoShapeRectangle, _
        Left:=24, Top:=65.6, Width:=672, Height:=26.6)

    'Shape Name
        Shp.Name = "My Header"
    'No Shape Border
        Shp.Line.Visible = msoFalse
    'Shape Fill Color
        Shp.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(184, 59, 29)
    'Shape Text Color
        Shp.TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Color.RGB = RGB(255, 255, 255)
    'Text inside Shape
        Shp.TextFrame.TextRange.Characters.Text = "[Header]"
    'Center Align Text
        Shp.TextFrame.TextRange.Paragraphs.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = ppAlignCenter
    'Vertically Align Text to Middle
        Shp.TextFrame2.VerticalAnchor = msoAnchorMiddle
    'Adjust Font Size
        Shp.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 14
    'Adjust Font Style
        Shp.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Name = "Arial"

End Sub

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