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Determining the Number of Fonts Available

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 10, 2016)

There may be times within your macros when you need to determine the number of fonts available for use. To do this, use the Count property of the FontNames object, as follows:

x = FontNames.Count

When finished, x will contain the number of fonts installed and available for use.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12268) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Determining the Number of Fonts Available.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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