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How many lines in the text box?

Problem

You're programmatically adding text to a text box but need to know when the text box gets over a predetermined size.

Knowing just the text you're plugging into the text box, it's hard to guess how many lines the text box will occupy.

This function will tell you:

Solution

Function LineCount(oSh As Shape) As Long

    ' return zero if no text, -1 if error
    LineCount = 0
    On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
    With oSh
        If .HasTextFrame Then
            If .TextFrame.HasText Then
                LineCount = .TextFrame.TextRange.Lines.Count
            End If
        End If
    End With

NormalExit:
    Exit Function
ErrorHandler:
    LineCount = -1
    Resume NormalExit

End Function

Sub TestLineCount()
    '  Use currently selected shape 
    Debug.Print LineCount(ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1))

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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How many lines in the text box?
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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