WD97: VBA Macro to Return (Count) Total Number of Pages

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The following Visual Basic for Applications procedure will allow you to return the total number of pages of the current document.


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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS The following methods return the total number of pages to your document. The first method uses the wdBuiltInProperty class constant wdPropertyPages, the other method uses a literal value.

Method 1: Using Word Constant

   Sub GetNumberOfPages()
      MsgBox ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyPages)
   End Sub
NOTE: To see a list of the wdBuiltInProperty constants, follow these steps:
  1. Press ALT+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  2. Press F2 to display the Object Browser.
  3. Type wdbuiltinproperty, and then click Search

Method 2: Using Literal Value

   Sub GetNumberOfPages()
      MsgBox ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties("Number of Pages")
   End Sub
NOTE: For more information about literal values, from the Visual Basic Editor click the Office Assistant, type document property object, click Search, and then click to view "Documentproperty Object."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications


Article ID: 185509 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.5
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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