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isWordArt not set to true for word art shapes


In version for Cells .Net 4.0, it appears that the isWordArt flag does not get set to true when a WordArt object exists in the excel worksheet. Is this a bug or because we’re accessing it through the Shapes collection? I have an example workbook attached.


word art example.zip (6.9 KB)


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  • CELLSNET-46132 - Shape.IsWordArt is false for Word Art Shape


The Shape.IsWordArt is only for the Legacy Shape of XLS file.

Since Office 2007, Word Art is not a special type of shape, you change any character of the shape as Word Art. So we could not detect whether it is Word Art.

Please see the following attached file for a reference.

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word art example.zip (7.4 KB)

Ahhhh, that makes sense. Good to know! Excel is tricky with how they change things, thanks for that info!


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