Q161958: WD97: Run-Time Error ‘424’ Attempting to Ungroup Shape Objects
Article: Q161958 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kberrmsg kbdta kbdtacode word8 kbwordvba word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you run a Visual Basic for Applications macro that attempts to ungroup a range of objects, the following error message may appear: Run time error '424': Object required CAUSE ===== This error occurs because there are no objects selected to ungroup. WORKAROUND ========== Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS To work around this problem, add the Select method to the Group and Ungroup commands, as in the following sample code: Sub UnGroupShapes() Dim sShape1 As Shape Dim sShape2 As Shape ' Create new blank document. Application.Documents.Add ' Create two shapes(Hexagon and Heart). With ActiveDocument.Shapes ' Add Hexagon shape. Set sShape1 = .AddShape(10, 122.4, 79.2, 72#, 72#) ' Add Heart shape. Set sShape2 = .AddShape(21, 230.4, 79.2, 72#, 72#) End With ' Select both shapes. sShape1.Select ' The (0) argument in the following command allows ' selection of the second shape without deselecting ' the first shape. sShape2.Select (0) With Selection.ShapeRange ' Group the shapes. .Group.Select ' UnGroup the shapes and leave them selected. .Ungroup.Select End With End Sub To have this code work properly, you can have the last two lines resemble the following sample (which groups the objects, reselects them, ungroups the objects, and then deselects them): ' Group the shapes. Selection.ShapeRange.Group.Select ' UnGroup the shapes and leave them deselected. Selection.ShapeRange.Ungroup Or you can use code similar to the following, as in the "Ungroupshapes" example (which groups the objects, selects them, ungroups the objects, and then leaves them selected): ' Group the shapes. Selection.ShapeRange.Group.Select ' UnGroup the shapes and leave them selected. Selection.ShapeRange.Ungroup.Select For more information about grouping and ungrouping shapes, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "ShapeRange," click Search, and then click to view "ShapeRange Collection Object." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions MORE INFORMATION ================ For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kberrmsg kbdta kbdtacode word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbprb =============================================================================
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