Application.LinesToPoints Method (Publisher)

Converts a measurement from lines to points (1 line = 12 points). Returns the converted measurement as a Single.


expression. LinesToPoints(Value)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Value Required Single The line value to be converted to points.

Return Value



This method assumes a measurement in 12-point lines — the actual size of any text in the publication has no effect on the conversion factor.

Use the PointsToLines method to convert measurements in points to lines.


This example converts measurements in lines to measurements in points, demonstrating that the font size in the current selection has no bearing on the conversion factor. Some text must be selected in the active publication for this example to work.

Dim strOutput As String 
' Set text size to 10 points. 
Selection.TextRange.Font.Size = 10 
' Display result for one line of text. 
strOutput = "1 line = " _ 
 &; Format(Application _ 
 .LinesToPoints(Value:=1), _ 
 "0.00") &; " points"

See also

Application Object