Application.PointsToInches Method (Word)

Converts a measurement from points to inches (1 inch = 72 points). Returns the converted measurement as a Single .


expression. PointsToInches( _Points_ )

expression A variable that represents an 'Application' object. Optional.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Points Required Single The measurement, in points.

Return Value



This example converts the measurement of the top margin for the active document to inches and displays the result in a message box.

MsgBox PointsToInches(ActiveDocument.Sections(1) _ 

This example converts the value of the variable sngData (a measurement in points) to centimeters, inches, lines, millimeters, or picas, depending on the value of the variable intUnit (a value from 1 through 5 that indicates the resulting unit of measurement).

Function ConvertPoints(ByVal intUnit As Integer, _ 
 sngData As Single) As Single 
 Select Case intUnit 
 Case 1 
 ConvertPoints = PointsToCentimeters(sngData) 
 Case 2 
 ConvertPoints = PointsToInches(sngData) 
 Case 3 
 ConvertPoints = PointsToLines(sngData) 
 Case 4 
 ConvertPoints = PointsToMillimeters(sngData) 
 Case 5 
 ConvertPoints = PointsToPicas(sngData) 
 Case Else 
 Error 5 
 End Select 
End Function

See also

Application Object