ParagraphFormat Object
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ParagraphFormat Object (Publisher)

Office 2013 and later
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Represents all the formatting for a paragraph.

Use the ParagraphFormat property to return the ParagraphFormat object for a paragraph or paragraphs. The ParagraphFormat property returns the ParagraphFormat object for a selection, range, or style. The following example centers the paragraph at the cursor position. This example assumes that the first shape is a text box and not another type of shape.

Sub CenterParagraph() 
 Selection.TextRange.ParagraphFormat _ 
 .Alignment = pbParagraphAlignmentCenter 
End Sub

Use the Duplicate property to copy an existing ParagraphFormat object. The following example duplicates the paragraph formatting of the first paragraph in the active publication and stores the formatting in a variable. This example duplicates an existing ParagraphFormat object and then changes the left indent to one inch, creates a new textbox, inserts text into it, and applies the paragraph formatting of the duplicated paragraph format to the text.

Sub DuplicateParagraphFormating() 
 Dim pfmtDup As ParagraphFormat 
 
 Set pfmtDup = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1).TextFrame _ 
 .TextRange.ParagraphFormat.Duplicate 
 
 pfmtDup.LeftIndent = Application.InchesToPoints(1) 
 
 With ActiveDocument.Pages.Add(Count:=1, After:=1) 
 With .Shapes.AddTextbox(pbTextOrientationHorizontal, _ 
 Left:=72, Top:=72, Width:=200, Height:=100) 
 With .TextFrame.TextRange 
 .Text = "This is a test of how to use " & _ 
 "the ParagraphFormat object." 
 .ParagraphFormat = pfmtDup 
 End With 
 End With 
 End With 
 
End Sub
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