Shrink Method

Font object: Decreases the font size to the next available size. If the selection or range contains more than one font size, each size is decreased to the next available setting.

Selection object: Shrinks the selection to the next smaller unit of text. The progression is as follows: entire document, section, paragraph, sentence, word, insertion point.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


As it applies to the Font object.

This example inserts a line of increasingly smaller Z's in a new document.

Set myRange = Documents.Add.Content
myRange.Font.Size = 45
For Count = 1 To 5
    myRange.InsertAfter "Z"
    For Count2 = 1 to 3
    Next Count2
Next Count

As it applies to the Selection object.

This example reduces the font size of the selected text by one size.

If Selection.Type = wdSelectionNormal Then
    MsgBox "You need to select some text."
End If

Applies to | Font Object | Selection Object

See Also | Extend Method | ExtendMode Property | Font Property | FormattedText Property | Grow Method | Size Property