Visio2000: Sample Macro to Work with DocumentSheet (ShapeSheet) Cells in a Drawing

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This article contains a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) procedure that demonstrates how to use the Visio.Document object and work with the DocumentSheet property.


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Unlike a Visio.Shape object, the Visio.Document object does not have a ShapeSheet. Instead, it has a DocumentSheet property, whose cells represent properties of the document.

To reference the cells in a Visio.Document object, the DocumentSheet property must be assigned to a Shape object.
Public Sub DemoDocumentSheet()

   Dim docSheetShape As Visio.Shape
   Set docSheetShape = ActiveDocument.DocumentSheet
   ' Change the value of the document's OutputFormat cell.
   ' Valid values are:
   ' 0   Printing
   ' 1   PowerPoint slide show
   ' 2   HTML or GIF output

   docSheetShape.Cells("OutputFormat") = 2

End Sub
To examine the cells in the DocumentSheet in Microsoft Visio, follow these steps:
  1. On the View menu, point to Window, and then click Drawing Explorer.
  2. In the Drawing Explorer, right-click on the drawing's name, and then click Show ShapeSheet.


For additional information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
277011 Visio2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
Or, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
MSDN Online Visio Development Center


Article ID: 290615 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
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