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"= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

"= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

"= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

How can I put content of a shape in a cell?
"= Rectangle 1" doesn't work. any Idea?


RE: "= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

You have to do this with VBA.

RE: "= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

i no of no technique or process to "put content of a shape in a cell".
shapes are objects, which have physical characteristics (i.e. length, width, color, etc.) and in order to create them using vba, the creator must define the object + physical characteristics.
what you can do is create a rectangle the size of a cell by depressing the "alt" key when creating the rectangle. the rectangle will be sized that of the cell.

good luck!

RE: "= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

You can add text to autoshapes (insert a shape and right click to add text to that autoshape).
In order to get the text content from the autoshape you can use vba. Subsequent vba coding can place that text in a cell.
So, if you have the rectangle autoshape on your spreadsheet containing text then the following code extracts the text from the autoshape and places it in cell A1:

    ActiveSheet.Shapes("Rectangle 8").Select
    Selection.Characters.Text = "THIS IS A TEST"
    Range("A1") = Selection.Characters.Text

RE: "= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

The code should read:

    ActiveSheet.Shapes("Rectangle 1").Select
    autoshapetext = Selection.Characters.Text
    Range("A1") = autoshapetext

RE: "= Rectangle 1" Doesn't work!

You can put the content of a cell in the shape. Click on the shape, then click in the edit bar and type =A1 . The text will then change whenever the contents of A1 changes.

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