first time poster and quite new to VBA. I’m trying to basically just grab the text from inside a shape on a word document. I’m testing it by using super simple code:
Sub textgrab() MsgBox ActiveDocument.Shapes("Rectangle 85").TextFrame.TextRange.Text End Sub
Except I keep getting the error:
Run-time error '-2147024809 (80070057)': The item with the specified name wasn't found.
I can’t figure out why I get this error, though, as when I go into the word document and go to the top menu, hit the shape format tab, and in the arrange section, i select ‘selection pane’, and get a full list of all the shapes, ‘Rectangle 85’ is there, and when i select it, it highlights the appropriate box i’m trying to grab the value from.
Any help on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. I’m sure it’s a stupid mistake, i’ve just been spending an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure it out.