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Edit the name of a shape

Problem

You want to specify the name of a shape so you can locate it easily later.

Solution

Select the shape then run this code:


Sub NameIt()
    Dim sResponse As String

    With ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
        sResponse = InputBox("Rename this shape to ...", "Rename Shape", .Name)
        Select Case sResponse
            ' blank names not allowed
            Case Is = ""
                Exit Sub
            ' no change?
            Case Is = .Name
                Exit Sub
            Case Else
                On Error Resume Next
                .Name = sResponse
                If Err.Number <> 0 Then
                    MsgBox "Unable to rename this shape"
                End If
        End Select
    End With

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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Last update 07 June, 2011
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