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Range.Characters Property

Office 2007
Returns a Characters object that represents a range of characters within the object text. You can use the Characters object to format characters within a text string.


expression.Characters(Start, Length)

expression   A variable that represents a Range object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
StartOptionalVariantThe first character to be returned. If this argument is either 1 or omitted, this property returns a range of characters starting with the first character.
LengthOptionalVariantThe number of characters to be returned. If this argument is omitted, this property returns the remainder of the string (everything after the Start character).


The Characters object isn't a collection.

This example formats the third character in cell A1 on Sheet1 as bold.

Visual Basic for Applications
With Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("A1")
    .Value = "abcdefg"
    .Characters(3, 1).Font.Bold = True
End With