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Font.NumberForm Property (Word)

Returns or sets the number form setting for an OpenType font. Read/write WdNumberForm.

Version Added: Word 2010

expression .NumberForm

expression An expression that returns a Font object.

Numbers in OpenType fonts can be displayed either with consistent heights along the baseline of the text (called "lining"), or with varying heights (called "hanging" or "old style") where numbers are displayed above or below the baseline of the text. Use the NumberForm property to specify whether numbers are displayed using lining or old-style.

Setting this property has the same effect as selecting an item in the dropdown box next to Number forms: (OpenType features group, Advanced tab in the Font dialog in Word 2010).

The following code example sets the number form to "Old-style" for the font in the active document.

ActiveDocument.Range.Font.NumberForm = wdNumberFormOldStyle