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Document.BuiltInDocumentProperties Property

Office 2007
Returns a DocumentProperties collection that represents all the built-in document properties for the specified document.



expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.


To return a single DocumentProperty object that represents a specific built-in document property, use the BuiltinDocumentProperties property. If Microsoft Word doesn't define a value for one of the built-in document properties, reading the Value property for that document property generates an error.

For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an Object from a Collection.

Use the CustomDocumentProperties property to return the collection of custom document properties.


This example inserts a list of built-in properties at the end of the active document.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub ListProperties()
    Dim rngDoc As Range
    Dim proDoc As DocumentProperty

    Set rngDoc = ActiveDocument.Content

    rngDoc.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd

    For Each proDoc In ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties
        With rngDoc
            .InsertAfter proDoc.Name & "= "
            On Error Resume Next
            .InsertAfter proDoc.Value
        End With
End Sub

This example displays the number of words in the active document.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub DisplayTotalWords()
    Dim intWords As Integer
    intWords = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyWords)
    MsgBox "This document contains " & intWords & " words."
End Sub