by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 4, 2014)
Word allows you to use styles to format both paragraphs and individual characters in your document. These styles can greatly simply the consistent application of formatting across an entire document. If you are writing a VBA macro, you may have a need to determine the name of the style applied to a particular paragraph. You can do that by using the Style property with a Paragraph object, as follows:
sParStyle = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(J).Style
When this line is executed, sParStyle (a string variable) will contain the name of the style used on the specified paragraph.
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