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Indents: zeroing them out, resetting them etc.

Problem

Once in a while you need to apply a consistent set of indents to many text boxes, which can be very tedious to do one at a time.

Other times, you may run into corrupted text boxes that have indent levels in all sorts of weird positions.

Solution

The following two macros let you zero out all of the indents in the selected text box or set the indents to any values you like.

Sub AllIndentsToNull()
' Sets ALL indents to 0
' Works only on the currently selected text box
' Be sure to select the text box before running this
' or it'll error out.  Harmlessly.

    Dim oShp As Shape
    Dim x As Long

    Set oShp = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
    With oShp
        With .TextFrame.Ruler
            For x = 1 To .Levels.Count
                .Levels(x).FirstMargin = 0
                .Levels(x).LeftMargin = 0
            Next
        End With
    End With

End Sub

Or use this to set each indent level however you like:

Sub SetIndents()
' Sets indents to values you choose below
' Works only on the currently selected text box
' Be sure to select the text box before running this
' or it'll error out.  Harmlessly.

    Dim oShp As Shape
    Dim x As Long

    Set oShp = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
    With oShp
        With .TextFrame.Ruler

            ' Change the values for each level
            ' to whatever you like:

            .Levels(1).FirstMargin = 0
            .Levels(1).LeftMargin = 0

            .Levels(2).FirstMargin = 0
            .Levels(3).LeftMargin = 0

            .Levels(3).FirstMargin = 0
            .Levels(3).LeftMargin = 0

            .Levels(4).FirstMargin = 0
            .Levels(4).LeftMargin = 0

            .Levels(5).FirstMargin = 0
            .Levels(5).LeftMargin = 0

        End With
    End With

End Sub

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


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Indents: zeroing them out, resetting them etc.
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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