Returns a Characters collection that represents the characters in a document, range, or selection. Read-only.
For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an Object from a Collection .
This example displays the first character in the selection. If nothing is selected, the character immediately after the insertion point is displayed.
char = Selection.Characters(1).Text MsgBox "The first character is... " & char
This example returns the number of characters in the first sentence in the active document (spaces are included in the count).
numchars = ActiveDocument.Sentences(1).Characters.Count