TextRange2.Characters Property (PowerPoint)

Read-only.

Syntax

expression. Characters( _Start_, _Length_ )

expression An expression that returns a 'TextRange2' object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Start Optional Long The first character in the returned range.
Length Optional Long The number of characters to be returned.

Return Value

TextRange2

Remarks

If both Start and Length are omitted, the returned range starts with the first character and ends with the last paragraph in the specified range.

If Start is specified but Length is omitted, the returned range contains one character.

If Length is specified but Start is omitted, the returned range starts with the first character in the specified range.

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

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

Example

This example sets the text for shape two on slide one in the active presentation and then makes the second character a subscript character with a 20-percent offset.

Dim charRange As TextRange2 
With Application.ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(2) 
 Set charRange = .TextFrame.TextRange2.InsertBefore("H2O") 
 charRange.Characters(2).Font.BaselineOffset = -0.2 
End With 

See also

TextRange2 Object (PowerPoint)