Application.PicasToPoints Method (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Converts a measurement from picas to points (1 pica = 12 points). Returns the converted measurement as a Single.

expression .PicasToPoints(Picas)

expression A variable that represents an Application object. Optional.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Picas

Required

Single

The pica value to be converted to points.

Return Value

Single

This example adds line numbers to the active document and sets the distance between the line numbers and the document text to 4 picas.

With ActiveDocument.PageSetup.LineNumbering 
 .Active = True 
 .DistanceFromText = PicasToPoints(4) 
End With

This example sets the first-line indent for the selected paragraphs to 3 picas.

Selection.ParagraphFormat.FirstLineIndent = PicasToPoints(3)
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