ParagraphFormat.Duplicate Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns a read-only ParagraphFormat object that represents the paragraph formatting of the specified paragraph.

expression .Duplicate

expression Required. A variable that represents a ParagraphFormat object.

You can use the Duplicate property to pick up the settings of all the properties of a duplicated ParagraphFormat object. You can assign the object returned by the Duplicate property to another object of the same type to apply those settings all at once. Before assigning the duplicate object to another object, you can change any of the properties of the duplicate object without affecting the original.

This example duplicates the paragraph formatting of the first paragraph in the active document and stores the formatting in the variable myDup, and then it changes the left indent for myDup to 1 inch. The example also creates a new document, inserts text into it, and then applies the paragraph formatting stored in myDup to the text.

ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=0, End:=0).InsertAfter _ 
 "Paragraph Number 1" 
Set myDup = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Format.Duplicate 
myDup.LeftIndent = InchesToPoints(1) 
Selection.InsertAfter "This is a new paragraph." 
Selection.Paragraphs.Format = myDup