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

The font lists generated by these macros depend on the printer selected in the Print dialog box.

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The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro creates a new blank 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.
' 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.
' 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.
.MoveDown unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove
End With

Next varFont
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

The following macro creates a new blank document, creates a table, and then inserts a sample of each available font:

Sub ListAllFonts()

Dim J As Integer
Dim FontTable As Table
'Start off with a new document
Set NewDoc = Documents.Add
'Add a table and set the table header
Set 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 table
For 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 With
Next J
FontTable.Sort SortOrder:=wdSortOrderAscending
End 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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