Sentences Collection Object

Multiple objects
Multiple objects

A collection of Range objects that represent all the sentences in a selection, range, or document. There is no Sentence object.

Using the Sentences Collection

Use the Sentences property to return the Sentences collection. The following example displays the number of sentences selected.

MsgBox Selection.Sentences.Count & " sentences are selected"

Use Sentences(index), where index is the index number, to return a Range object that represents a sentence. The index number represents the position of a sentence in the Sentences collection. The following example formats the first sentence in the active document.

With ActiveDocument.Sentences(1)
    .Bold = True
    .Font.Size = 24
End With


The Count property for this collection in a document returns the number of items in the main story only. To count items in other stories use the collection with the Range object.

The Add method isn't available for the Sentences collection. Instead, use the InsertAfter or InsertBefore method to add a sentence to a Range object. The following example inserts a sentence after the first paragraph in the active document.

With ActiveDocument
    MsgBox .Sentences.Count & " sentences"
    .Paragraphs(2).Range.InsertBefore "The house is blue."
    MsgBox .Sentences.Count & " sentences"
End With

Properties | Application Property | Count Property | Creator Property | First Property | Last Property | Parent Property

Methods | Item Method

Parent Objects | Document | Range | Selection

Child Objects | Bookmarks | Borders | Cells | Characters | Columns | Comments | Document | Editors | EndnoteOptions | Endnotes | Fields | Find | Font | FootnoteOptions | Footnotes | FormFields | Frames | HTMLDivisions | Hyperlinks | InlineShapes | ListFormat | ListParagraphs | PageSetup | ParagraphFormat | Paragraphs | ProofreadingErrors | Range | ReadabilityStatistics | Revisions | Rows | Sections | Sentences | Shading | ShapeRange | SmartTags | Subdocuments | SynonymInfo | Tables | TextRetrievalMode | Words | XMLNode | XMLNodes

See Also | Characters Collection Object | Words Collection Object