Paragraphs Object (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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A collection of Paragraph objects in a selection, range, or document.

Use the Paragraphs property to return the Paragraphs collection. The following example formats the selected paragraphs to be double-spaced and right-aligned.

With Selection.Paragraphs 
 .Alignment = wdAlignParagraphRight 
 .LineSpacingRule = wdLineSpaceDouble 
End With

Use the Add, InsertParagraph, InsertParagraphAfter, or InsertParagraphBefore method to add a new paragraph to a document. The following example adds a new paragraph before the first paragraph in the selection.

Selection.Paragraphs.Add Range:=Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range

The following example also adds a paragraph before the first paragraph in the selection.


Use Paragraphs(Index), where Index is the index number, to return a single Paragraph object. The following example right aligns the first paragraph in the active document.

ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Alignment = wdAlignParagraphRight

The Count property for this collection in a document returns the number of items in the main story only. To count items in other stories use the collection with the Range object.