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Controlling the Italic Text Attribute

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 5, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365


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Word allows a rich set of formatting attributes for text in a document. You can control the italic attribute in your macros by setting the value of the italic property. The syntax if you are using VBA is as follows:

Selection.Font.Italic = toggle

where toggle is either False (turns off the italic attribute) or True (turns on the italic attribute).

If you omit a toggle value, the statement will simply change the current setting of the italic attribute—italic text becomes non-italic and vice-versa.

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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 (12501) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Controlling the Italic Text Attribute.

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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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What is two more than 9?

2020-08-24 09:42:56

Andrew

Even, a couple of thoughts:

The simplest way is to sprinkle "MsgBox [text]" commands in your code where needed--this will both display text and pause the macro.

A second way to display text without interrupting the macro is using "debug.print [text]" which will "print" the text to the immediate window. And you can pause the macro by adding breakpoints to specific lines in your code in the debugger.

andy.


2020-08-23 20:19:59

Evan FitzGerald

I wish to activate WriteLine() without actually printing to the document. I am finding this almost impossible! Word does not recognize this command.
Also I wish to PAUSE macros that have a step-by-step procedure that I wish to see execute. WAIT and PAUSE do not seem to be recognizable to VB/or am I wrong????

Please, help me if you can?

evan be fitzGeralD.


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