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Macros to generate lists of available fonts in Word

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This article contains Visual Basic for Applications macros that generatea list of the fonts available to Microsoft Word and displays a sample ofeach font.

The font lists generated by these macros depend on the printer selected inthe Print dialog box.
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The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro creates a newblank document and inserts a sample of each available font:
Sub ListFonts()   Dim varFont As Variant   ' Speeds macro processing and suppresses display.   Application.ScreenUpdating = False   ' Create new document.   Documents.Add Template:="normal"   ' Loop through each available font.   For Each varFont In FontNames      With Selection         ' Format for name of font.         .Font.Name = "times new roman"         .Font.Bold = True         .Font.Underline = True         ' Insert Font name.         .TypeText varFont         ' Insert a new paragraph after the Font Name.         .InsertParagraphAfter         ' Move to the new paragraph.         .MoveDown unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove         ' Format for the font example.         .Font.Bold = False         .Font.Underline = False         .Font.Name = varFont         ' Enter example text(Alphabetic characters.)         .TypeText "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"         ' Insert a new paragraph.         .InsertParagraphAfter         ' Move to the new paragraph.         .MoveDown unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove         ' Insert example text(Numeric characters.)         .TypeText "0123456789?$%&()[]*_-=+/<>"         ' Insert two new paragraphs and move down.         .InsertParagraphAfter         .InsertParagraphAfter         .MoveDown unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove      End With   Next varFont   Application.ScreenUpdating = TrueEnd Sub				

The following macro creates a newblank document, creates a table, and then inserts a sample of each available font:
Sub ListAllFonts()Dim J As IntegerDim FontTable As Table'Start off with a new documentSet NewDoc = Documents.Add'Add a table and set the table headerSet FontTable = NewDoc.Tables.Add(Selection.Range, FontNames.Count + 1, 2)With FontTable    .Borders.Enable = False    .Cell(1, 1).Range.Font.Name = "Arial"    .Cell(1, 1).Range.Font.Bold = 1    .Cell(1, 1).Range.InsertAfter "Font Name"    .Cell(1, 2).Range.Font.Name = "Arial"    .Cell(1, 2).Range.Font.Bold = 1    .Cell(1, 2).Range.InsertAfter "Font Example"End With'Go through all the fonts and add them to the tableFor J = 1 To FontNames.Count    With FontTable        .Cell(J + 1, 1).Range.Font.Name = "Arial"        .Cell(J + 1, 1).Range.Font.Size = 10        .Cell(J + 1, 1).Range.InsertAfter FontNames(J)        .Cell(J + 1, 2).Range.Font.Name = FontNames(J)        .Cell(J + 1, 2).Range.Font.Size = 10        .Cell(J + 1, 2).Range.InsertAfter "ABCDEFG abcdefg 1234567890"    End WithNext JFontTable.Sort SortOrder:=wdSortOrderAscendingEnd Sub				
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536 How to run sample code from Knowledge Base articles in Office 2000
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212623 Macro programming resources
226118 List of resources that are available to help you learn Visual Basic for Applications programming
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