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TextRange.Words Method (Publisher)

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


expression. Words( Start, Length)

_expression_A variable that represents a TextRange object.


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

Return Value



If Length is omitted, the returned range contains one word.

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

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


This example formats as bold the second, third, and fourth words in shape two on page one of the active publication.

Application.ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(2) _ 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.Words(Start:=2, Length:=3) _ 
 .Font.Bold = True
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