Inserting an Image On a Specific Page

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 9, 2020)

Suman needs to use a macro to insert an image on page 10 of a particular document. He wonders about the best way, within the macro, to go about this.

If you want the image to be the only thing on page 10, then the task is rather easy: Use the macro to locate page 10, insert the image, and then insert a page break after the image. This then bumps everything after the image up by a page, such that the old page 10 becomes page 11, page 11 becomes page 12, and so on.

Sub InsertImage1()
    Dim PicPath As String

    PicPath = "C:\My Pictures\My Scans\scan0002.jpg"
    ActiveDocument.GoTo(What:=wdGoToPage, Count:=10).Select
    Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture FileName:=PicPath, _
      LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True
    Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak
End Sub

The macro inserts the image as an inline shape. If you prefer, you could insert the image as a floating shape, which would allow text to wrap around the image. The following macro does that, as well as centering the image in the center of the page:

Sub InsertImage2()
    Dim PicPath As String
    Dim aShape As Shape

    PicPath = "C:\My Pictures\My Scans\scan0002.jpg"
    ActiveDocument.GoTo(What:=wdGoToPage, Count:=10).Select
    Set aShape = Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture(FileName:=PicPath, _
      LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True).ConvertToShape
    With aShape
        .WrapFormat.Type = wdWrapTight
        .RelativeHorizontalPosition = wdRelativeHorizontalPositionPage
        .RelativeVerticalPosition = wdRelativeVerticalPositionPage
        .Top = wdShapeCenter
        .Left = wdShapeCenter
        .Select
    End With
End Sub

If you wanted your image to replace an existing image (perhaps with an updated image), then you can do so by using a bit more complex macro. The following macro will locate the first image on the desired page and replace it with an inline shape.

Sub ReplaceImage()
    Dim r1 As Range
    Dim r2 As Range
    Dim nPages As Long
    Dim nP As Long
    Dim PicPath As String
    Dim sTemp As String

    PicPath = "C:\My Pictures\My Scans\scan0002.jpg"
    nP = 10    ' Page number on which to replace the image

    sTemp = ""
    nPages = ActiveDocument.ComputeStatistics(statistic:=wdStatisticPages)
    If nP > nPages Then
        sTemp = "You are trying to go to a non-existent page"
    Else
        Set r1 = ActiveDocument.GoTo(What:=wdGoToPage, Count:=nP)
        If nP = nPages Then
            Set r2 = ActiveDocument.Range
            r1.End = r2.End
        Else
            Set r2 = ActiveDocument.GoTo(What:=wdGoToPage, Count:=nP + 1)
            r1.End = r2.Start - 2
        End If
        If r1.InlineShapes.Count = 0 Then
            sTemp = "Page " & nP & " does not have an inline picture"
        Else
            r1.InlineShapes(1).Select
            Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture FileName:=PicPath, _
              LinkToFile:=False, SaveWithDocument:=True
        End If
    End If
    If sTemp > "" Then MsgBox sTemp
End Sub

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Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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