Characters Property

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

Applies to | Document Object | Range Object | Selection Object

See Also | Modifying a Portion of a Document | Range Object | Sentences Property | Words Property