Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Determining How Many Styles are Available.

Determining How Many Styles are Available

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 20, 2013)

You can determine the number of styles available in a document (when creating a VBA macro) by using the Count property with the Styles object. This is done using the following syntax:

x = ActiveDocument.Styles.Count

where x is the variable you can then use in other VBA macro lines. Note that this function indicates how many have been defined, not how many of those are actually in use. This means that built-in styles are also counted. If you want to exclude built-in styles, you can do an actual iterative count of the styles in this manner:

x = 0
For Each objStyle in ActiveDocument.Styles
    If Not objStyle.BuiltIn Then x = x + 1
Next objStyle

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (803) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Determining How Many Styles are 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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