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Initially, shapes in a document can only be accessed by their index. The only method to get more information about a shape on the page is to test for the shape type, so it is impossible to identify a particular shape. However, after a shape is inserted, you can name it in the user interface or through the shape interface, and identify the shape by its name after retrieving it by index. Shapes cannot be accessed by their names.

Searching and replacing text in Drawing documents retrieves the shapes that contain the text that is searched for. For more information, refer to Search and Replace.

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