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Delete shapes with no fill and no line

Problem

You've imported and ungrouped a vector graphic so you can edit it. Right away you find that there are loads of invisible shapes (shapes with no line and no fill). They don't add anything to the drawing -- hey, they're invisible, after all -- and you want to get rid of them all.

Solution

This vba snippet will delete any shapes with no fill and no outline on the current slide.

Sub If_NoLine_And_NoFill_Then_KILL()

    Dim oSh As Shape
    Dim x As Long

    For x = ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes.Count To 1 Step -1
        Set oSh = ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes(x)
        If oSh.Fill.Visible = msoFalse Then
            If oSh.Line.Visible = msoFalse Then
                oSh.Delete
            End If
        End If
    Next ' X

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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Delete shapes with no fill and no line
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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