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Double-Underline text


Word does double-underlined text. Excel does double-underlined text. For all I know, Notepad may do it.

PowerPoint doesn't. Which is annoying.

This macro teaches PowerPoint how to give text a double underline.


The DoubleUnderline macro below will give selected text a double-underline.
You can change the value off dOffset to alter the distance between underlines.

Be sure to select some text first or it'll give you error messages instead.

The UnUnderline macro will remove underlines on the current slide.

Sub DoubleUnderline()

    Dim oRng As TextRange
    Dim lLineCount As Long
    Dim oLine As Shape
    Dim dOffset As Double

    dOffset = 4     ' space between underlines in points
                    ' change if you like

    With ActiveWindow.Selection.TextRange
        For lLineCount = 1 To .Lines.Count
            Set oRng = .Lines(lLineCount)
            With oRng
                Set oLine = ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange.Shapes.AddLine( _
                    .BoundLeft, .BoundTop + .Boundheight, _
                    .BoundLeft + .Boundwidth, .BoundTop + .Boundheight)
                Call oLine.Tags.Add("Underline", "YES")
                With oLine.Duplicate(1)
                    .Left = oLine.Left
                    .Top = oLine.Top + dOffset
                    Call .Tags.Add("Underline", "YES")
                End With
            End With
    End With

End Sub

Sub UnUnderline()
' Removes underlines added by DoubleUndies

    Dim oSh As Shape
    Dim x As Long

    With ActiveWindow.Selection.SlideRange(1)
        For x = .Shapes.Count To 1 Step -1
            Set oSh = .Shapes(x)
            If oSh.Tags("Underline") = "YES" Then
            End If
    End With
End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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Last update 07 June, 2011