VBA - Visual Basic for Applications

Below method allows you to remove the shadow from all shapes of the same type (arrow, rectangle, ... ) at once, instead of selecting each shape manually.

If you want to apply more formats than only removing a shadow, then use the methods PickUp and Apply of the Shape object.

PickUp copies the format of one Shape object and Apply copies a before picked up format.

Source Code 

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' @Author - Alexander Bolte
' @ChangeDate - 2014-11-27
' @Description - removing a shadow from all objects of type Shape 
' of the same type (arrow, rectangle, ...) in current slides.
' Select one shape e.g. an arrow in a power point presentation and execute this code.
' The method iterates through all shapes in current ShapeRange and removes the 
' shadow style from all shapes of the same type.
Sub PickItUp()
    Dim oSld As Slide
    Dim oSelShp As Shape
    Dim oShp As Shape
    Dim lType As Long
 
    On Error GoTo err_handle:
 
    ' Results are unpredictable if you start with
    ' more than one shape selected.
    If ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange.Count <> 1 Then
        MsgBox "Select only one shape", vbExclamation, "Power Point"
	Exit Sub
    End If
 
    ' set a reference to the selected shape
    Set oSelShp = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
 
    With oSelShp
        ' pick up its formatting
        .PickUp
        ' store its type
        lType = .Type
 
        ' Exclude placeholders
        If lType = 14 Then
            Exit Sub
        End If
 
        If .Fill.Type = msoFillPicture Then
            Exit Sub
        End If
 
        For Each oSld In ActivePresentation.Slides
            For Each oShp In oSld.Shapes
                If oShp.Type = lType Then
                    If oShp.Fill.Type <> msoFillPicture Then
                        'oShp.Apply
                        oShp.Shadow.Visible = msoFalse
                    End If  ' <> msoFillPicture
                End If  ' Type - lType
            Next oShp
        Next oSld
    End With    ' oSelShp
 
err_handle:
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        Err.Clear
    End If
    MsgBox "Uncatched exception.", vbCritical, "Power Point"
End Sub

If you want to join two tables in MS Access using the LIKE operator you will fail receiving an error message stating the following.

"JOIN expression not supported."

MS Access SQL

The SQL producing above error looks as follows.

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SELECT *
FROM RULE LEFT JOIN ENTALL ON CAS1 LIKE ('*' & RULE.[SOD CAT CLEAN] & '*');

 You can fix this by changing the SQL to define the JOIN condition in the WHERE part of a statement.

If you have to change the sort order of data returned in a RecordSet to behave case sensitive in VBA you can use a trick, which is provided by Microsoft.

Source Code

The below function returns a hexadecimal representation of a handed String, which can then be used in an ORDER BY clause of a sequel statement.

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' @Author - Microsoft
' @ChangeDate - 2007
' @Description - Returns the hexadecimal expression for a handed String,
' which can then be used in sequel statements to sort case sensitive.
' @Remarks - Original Source can be gotten from the following URL.
' https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Sort-records-in-case-sensitive-order-8fea1de4-6189-40e7-9359-00cd7d7845c0
Function StrToHex(S As Variant) As Variant
    Dim Temp As String
    Dim I As Integer
    
    If VarType(S) <> 8 Then
        StrToHex = S
    Else
        Temp = ""
        For I = 1 To Len(S)
            Temp = Temp & Format(Hex(Asc(Mid(S, I, 1))), "00")
        Next I
        StrToHex = Temp
    End If
End Function

Example

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select * 
from aTable 
order by StrToHex(aTextField)

References

Original Source is available at following URL.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Sort-records-in-case-sensitive-order-8fea1de4-6189-40e7-9359-00cd7d7845c0

 

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