Ruler Object (PowerPoint)
Published: July 16, 2012
Represents the ruler for the text in the specified shape or for all text in the specified text style. Contains tab stops and the indentation settings for text outline levels.
Use the Ruler property of the TextFrame object to return the Ruler object that represents the ruler for the text in the specified shape. Use the TabStops property to return the TabStops object that contains the tab stops on the ruler. Use the Levels property to return the RulerLevels object that contains the indentation settings for text outline levels. The following example sets a left-aligned tab stop at 2 inches (144 Points) and sets a hanging indent for the text in object two on slide one in the active presentation.
With ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(2).TextFrame.Ruler .TabStops.Add ppTabStopLeft, 144 .Levels(1).FirstMargin = 0 .Levels(1).LeftMargin = 36 End With
Use the Ruler property of the TextStyle object to return the Ruler object that represents the ruler for one of the four defined text styles (title text, body text, notes text, or default text). The following example sets the first-line indent and hanging indent for outline level one in body text on the slide master for the active presentation.