PowerPoint VBA Function To Test If Object Can Contain Text

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What This VBA Code Does

In PowerPoint, it can be very useful to know if the object you are working with can hold text. Knowing if this capability exists can help prevent errors if you are trying to modify text throughout your Presentation's slides.

VBA Code:

Function HoldText(shp As Shape) As Boolean
'PURPOSE: Determine if a shape can store text within it
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Dim TextTest As Long

'Test for Text Capabilities
  On Error GoTo Errorfound
  TextTest = shp.TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Size
  HoldText = True
  On Error GoTo 0

Exit Function

'ERROR HANDLERS
Errorfound:
  HoldText = False

End Function

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