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    Smart art and macros?

    Hello,

    I am trying to create a flowchart/form. I am attempting to use SmartArt>Hierarchy (in Word and/or Excel 2010). I need to place a button/Macro that will Add Shape Below to add another block(s). For some reason, I can not record the macro. Anyone have any ideas?

    I was thinking maybe keystroke events or something as a work around. The key presses required are:
    1. Select a SmartArt Flowchart Block <--- Select the block to insert a new block below
    2. Alt <--- Activate Ribbon Hotkeys
    3. JS <--- Open SmartArt Tools Design Tab
    4. O <--- Add Shape
    5. W <--- Add Shape Below

    If I could record that sequence, maybe it would allow the creation of the macro with SmartArt? Any help...

    Thanks

    -Joey

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    Hi Joey,

    As far as I can tell, you can't record a macro from actions done on Smart Art.

    What about the commands that are already available on the Ribbon? - with the Smart Art object selected, click on 'Design' under 'Smart Art Tools' on the Ribbon - you should have a dropdown with options like this:

    AddShapeBelow.jpg

    Gary

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