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Get Word Shapes into MS Paint? RRS feed

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  • Word's autoshapes are vector objects, whereas Paint works only with raster objects (bitmaps). Although you could copy an autoshape that you've inserted into a Word document, then paste the copy into Paint, want you'd end up with there is a rasterised version of the original vector object. The immediate result of this is that the pasted shape would no longer perform the same way as an autoshape in Word. For example, lines would change thickness as you re-scale the object in Paint and, at large increases in rescaling, would become noticeably jagged.

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    • Marked as answer by old_School Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:37 PM
    Friday, September 1, 2017 10:41 PM

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  • Hi old_School,

    I'd like to confirm:
    1.  Do you want to make a Word macro?
    2.  How many shapes in a Word document?
    3.  If more than one shape are in a document, how to layout them in MS Paint screen?
    4.  Provide your Word version, 2007, 2010....2016

    Regards,

       

    Ashidacchi

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:33 PM
  • Hi old_School,

    Do you want to do this by VBA? Office did not provide such function directly. You could use Shell function to open MS Paint and Sendkeys function to simulate Ctrl+V for pasting the shape into MS Paint as workaround. Please note, shape will be a simple picture after moving to paint.

    Here is the example.

    Sub DAS()

    ThisDocument.Shapes(2).Select

    Selection.Copy

    Shell "MSpaint", vbMaximizedFocus

    Start = Timer

    PauseTime = 2

    Do While Timer < Start + PauseTime

            DoEvents

        Loop

    SendKeys ("^v")

    End Sub

    Best Regards,

    Terry


    Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:48 AM
  • In Microsoft word it has only a few shapes to choose from but in Microsoft Word is has a large list of shapes to choose from to add. I want to expand my list of shapes in MS Paint to include the shapes that comes with Microsoft Word. Can I do that?
    Friday, September 1, 2017 2:27 PM
  • Word's autoshapes are vector objects, whereas Paint works only with raster objects (bitmaps). Although you could copy an autoshape that you've inserted into a Word document, then paste the copy into Paint, want you'd end up with there is a rasterised version of the original vector object. The immediate result of this is that the pasted shape would no longer perform the same way as an autoshape in Word. For example, lines would change thickness as you re-scale the object in Paint and, at large increases in rescaling, would become noticeably jagged.

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    • Marked as answer by old_School Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:37 PM
    Friday, September 1, 2017 10:41 PM