ParagraphFormat.CharBasedFirstLineIndent Property (Publisher)

Returns or sets the value of the first line indent (in East Asian character width). Read/write Long.

Syntax

expression. CharBasedFirstLineIndent

expression A variable that represents a ParagraphFormat object.

Return Value

Long

Remarks

The value of CharBasedFirstLineIndent can be returned or set only after the UseCharBasedFirstLineIndent has been set. A run-time "permission denied" error is returned if UseCharBasedFirstLineIndent is not set first. Note, however, that UseCharBasedFirstLineIndent can be set only if East Asian languages are enabled on the client computer (the value can be returned regardless of whether East Asian languages are enabled). This effectively means that CharBasedFirstLineIndent cannot be used unless East Asian languages are enabled on the client computer.

The value of CharBasedFirstLineIndent can range from 0 (zero) to 80.

Example

The following example creates a text box on the fourth page of the active publication. After the UseCharBasedFirstLineIndent property is set to True, the width of the first line indent is set to 15 points by using the CharBasedFirstLineIndent property. Font properties are then set, and text is inserted into the paragraph.

Dim theTextBox As Shape 
 
Set theTextBox = ActiveDocument.Pages(4).Shapes _ 
 .AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 100, 100, 300, 200) 
 
With theTextBox 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.ParagraphFormat _ 
 .UseCharBasedFirstLineIndent = msoTrue 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.ParagraphFormat _ 
 .CharBasedFirstLineIndent = 15 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Name = "Verdana" 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.Font.Size = 12 
 .TextFrame.TextRange.Text = "This is a test sentence." _ 
 &; Chr(13) &; "This is another test sentence." 
End With