Microsoft KB Archive/170732
Article ID: 170732
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q170732
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
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163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
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