Macro Error

gottimd

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Messages
501
I have the following code that has been working for about a year now and all of the sudden it keeps debugging and saying Run Time Error '1004': Select method of Picture Class failed.

Here is a piece of the code:
Code:
 For Each Sheet In Worksheets
    Sheet.Activate
    For Each Pic In ActiveSheet.Pictures
        Pic.Delete
    Next Pic
    Next Sheet
    
    Sheets("Sheet1").Select
    
    Dim picnme As String
    Dim rng As Range
    Dim i, j As Integer
    Dim Count As Integer
    
    Count = 0
    
    For i = 6 To 106
    j = i + 1
    
    'The count variable will be used to decide whether to perform the actions.
    'It is set up to match your specified pattern.
    Count = Count + 1
    If Count > 8 Then Count = 1
    If Count < 6 Then
        
    'rows 6-10
    
    picnme = Range("U" & i)
    Range("C" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    
    picnme = Range("U" & i)
    Range("C" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    
    picnme = Range("U" & i)
    Range("C" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft

    picnme = Range("U" & i)
    Range("C" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft

    picnme = Range("U" & i)
    Range("C" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft

    picnme = Range("V" & i)
    Range("G" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    
    picnme = Range("V" & i)
    Range("G" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    
    picnme = Range("V" & i)
    Range("G" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft

    picnme = Range("V" & i)
    Range("G" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft

    picnme = Range("V" & i)
    Range("G" & j).Select
    ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
        "C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.IncrementTop -21#
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 0.62, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 0.72, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
    Selection.ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1.03, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft

The Names, properties, cell links are all valid and remain unchanged. All the pictures it is inserting are .jpg, so why this error message?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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Joe4

MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Joined
Aug 1, 2002
Messages
58,305
Office Version
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  1. Windows
If you just hit "Debug" when the the error occurs, that should highlight which line is causing the error.

Of course, stepping through the code is a good way to see what is happening at each point along the way. Sometimes knowing which line is causing the error doesn't make sense until you see what happens beofre that line (maybe it can find the object because you aren't on the right sheet, etc).
 

gottimd

Well-known Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2002
Messages
501
Yes, it fails at:

ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert( _
"C:\Archive\Pictures\" & picnme & ".jpg").Select

but the weird thing is, is that it gets to some and inserts them fine. Also, this macro has worked for a long time with no problems. All pictures were inserted fine, no errors. Now all of the sudden it is failing. No picture names have changed, all jpgs.
 

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