add group content control to text in shape or to shape

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Charles Kenyon
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add group content control to text in shape or to shape

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I am trying to add a shape with text to a document and then add a Group Content Control to the text.
I've tried the following and get an error message:

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Activedocument.Shapes(1).Range.contentcontols.add(wdcontentcontrolgroup)
The error is a compile error: Argument not optional

I get the same error message with:

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activedocument.Shapes.Range.TextFrame.ContainingRange.ContentControls.Add (wdContentControlGroup)
I can do this manually in the UI by selecting the text and applying a group control. It is a matter of specifying the text in the shape.
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Re: add group content control to text in shape or to shape

Post by HansV »

Does this work for you?

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    ActiveDocument.Shapes(1).TextFrame.TextRange.Select
    ActiveDocument.ContentControls.Add wdContentControlGroup, Selection
Selecting stuff in a macro is not ideal, but it was the only way I could make it work...
Regards,
Hans

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Charles Kenyon
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Re: add group content control to text in shape or to shape

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:clapping: Thank you. It works a charm.
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