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Microsoft KB Archive/170732

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WD97: Macro to Count Number of Document Paragraphs and Lines

Article ID: 170732

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q170732

SUMMARY

The number of paragraphs and lines in a document can be counted and displayed using a Visual Basic for Applications macro. To access this information from a macro, see the following example.

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There are several methods that you can use to return the number of paragraphs for a document using Visual Basic for Applications properties and collections.

   Sub LinesAndParagraphsCount()
      Dim AD As Document
      Dim DP As Object
      Set AD = ActiveDocument
      Set DP = AD.BuiltInDocumentProperties
      ' Method 1 - Returns the number of paragraphs in a document.
      MsgBox "There are " & AD.Paragraphs.Count & " paragraphs."
      ' Method 2 - Returns the number of paragraphs and lines in a
      '            document.
      MsgBox "There are " & DP("Number Of Paragraphs") & " paragraphs."
      MsgBox "There are " & DP("Number Of Lines") & " lines."
      ' Method 3 - Returns the number of selected paragraphs and lines
      '            in a document.
      nParas = Selection.Paragraphs.Count
      nLines = Selection.Range. _
               ComputeStatistics(Statistic:=wdStatisticLines)
      MsgBox "The selection contains " & nParas & " paragraphs."
      MsgBox "The selection contains " & nLines & " lines."
   End Sub
                

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles


REFERENCES

For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications



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