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Shape.ScaleWidth method

Table of contents
  1. Syntax
  2. Parameters
  3. Example

Scales the width of the shape by a specified factor. For pictures and OLE objects, you can indicate whether you want to scale the shape relative to the original or the current size. Shapes other than pictures and OLE objects are always scaled relative to their current width.


expression.ScaleWidth (FactorRelativeToOriginalSizeScale)

expression A variable that represents a Shape object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Factor Required Single Specifies the ratio between the width of the shape after you resize it and the current or original width. For example, to make a rectangle 50 percent larger, specify 1.5 for this argument.
RelativeToOriginalSize Required MsoTriState msoFalse to scale it relative to its current size. You can specify msoTrue for this argument only if the specified shape is a picture or an OLE object.
Scale Optional Variant One of the constants of MsoScaleFrom, which specifies which part of the shape retains its position when the shape is scaled.


This example scales all pictures and OLE objects on myDocument to 175 percent of their original height and width, and it scales all other shapes to 175 percent of their current height and width.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1)
For Each s In myDocument.Shapes
    Select Case s.Type
    Case msoEmbeddedOLEObject, _
            msoLinkedOLEObject, _
            msoOLEControlObject, _
            msoLinkedPicture, msoPicture
        s.ScaleHeight 1.75, msoTrue
        s.ScaleWidth 1.75, , msoTrue
    Case Else
        s.ScaleHeight 1.75, msoFalse
        s.ScaleWidth 1.75, msoFalse
    End Select

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