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Application.PointsToLines Method (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Converts a measurement from points to lines (1 line = 12 points). Returns the converted measurement as a Single.


expression. PointsToLines( Value)

_expression_A variable that represents an Application object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
ValueRequiredSingleThe point value to be converted to lines.

Return Value



This method assumes a measurement in 12-point lines — the actual size of any text in the publication has no effect on the conversion factor.

Use the LinesToPoints method to convert measurements in lines to points.


This example converts measurements in lines to measurements in points, demonstrating that the font size in the current selection has no bearing on the conversion factor. Some text must be selected in the active publication for this example to work.

Dim strOutput As String 

' Set text size to 10 points. 
Selection.TextRange.Font.Size = 10 

' Display result for 12 points. 
strOutput = "12 points = " _ 
 &; Format(Application _ 
 .PointsToLines(Value:=12), _ 
 "0.00") &; " lines"

See also


Application Object

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