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Document.ActiveWritingStyle Property

Office 2007
Returns or sets the writing style for a specified language in the specified document. Read/write String.



expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
LanguageIDRequiredVariantThe language to set the writing style for in the specified document. Can be either a string or one of the following WdLanguageID constants. Some of the WdLanguageID constants may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you have selected or installed.


The WritingStyleList property returns an array of the names of the available writing styles.


This example sets the writing style used for French, German, and U.S. English for the active document. You must have the grammar files installed for French, German, and U.S. English to run this example.

Visual Basic for Applications
With ActiveDocument
    .ActiveWritingStyle(wdFrench) = "Commercial"
    .ActiveWritingStyle(wdGerman) = "Technisch/Wiss"
    .ActiveWritingStyle(wdEnglishUS) = "Technical"
End With

This example returns the writing style for the language of the selection.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub WhichLanguage()
    Dim varLang As Variant

    varLang = Selection.LanguageID
    MsgBox ActiveDocument.ActiveWritingStyle(varLang)
End Sub