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TextRange.Lines Method (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Returns a TextRange object that represents the specified lines.


expression. Lines( Start, Length)

_expression_A variable that represents a TextRange object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
StartRequiredLongThe first line in the returned range.
LengthOptionalLongThe number of lines to be returned. Default is 1.

Return Value



If Start is greater than the number of lines in the specified text, the returned range starts with the last line in the specified range.

If Length is greater than the number of lines from the specified starting line to the end of the text, the returned range contains all those lines.


This example replaces the first three lines of the first shape on the first page with the specified string.

Sub ReplaceLines() 
 Dim rngText As TextRange 
 Set rngText = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1) _ 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.Lines(Start:=1, Length:=3) 

 rngText.Text = "This is replacement text." &; vbCrLf 

End Sub
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