by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 14, 2015)
In older versions of Word (much older, as in Word for Windows 2), there was a feature that allowed you to quickly print a list of fonts on your system. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. The following VBA macro, however, will create a document that contains a complete font list, in sorted order:
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
Once the macro is through running, you will have a complete font list for your system. You can then print it out and keep it handy when you are working with Word.
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