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determine height of text box in MS Word 2003

I have the following code to create a text box around some text and set its width:
Selection.ShapeRange(1).Width = InchesToPoints(7.3)

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Now I need to determine the length or number of lines in the selection to determine the height of the text box:
     Selection.ShapeRange(1).Height = ??

Any ideas?  TIA
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Joe Howard

Personally I don't think I would do it like that, but this does work.

Selection.Font.Size * Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range.ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticLines) + (Selection.ParagraphFormat.SpaceAfter * Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range.ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticLines) - 1)

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That worked!

I used:
Selection.ShapeRange(1).Height = (Selection.Range.ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticLines) + 1) * 12

but your suggestion of:
sh.TextFrame.AutoSize = True

I believe is more reliable and cleaner.

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