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Selection.GoTo Method (Word)

Moves the insertion point to the character position immediately preceding the specified item, and returns a Range object (except for the wdGoToGrammaticalError, wdGoToProofreadingError, or wdGoToSpellingError constant).

expression .GoTo(What, Which, Count, Name)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

What

Optional

Variant

The kind of item to which the range or selection is moved. Can be one of the WdGoToItem constants.

Which

Optional

Variant

The item to which the range or selection is moved. Can be one of the WdGoToDirection constants.

Count

Optional

Variant

The number of the item in the document. The default value is 1. Only positive values are valid. To specify an item that precedes the range or selection, use wdGoToPrevious as the Which argument and specify a Count value.

Name

Optional

Variant

If the What argument is wdGoToBookmark, wdGoToComment, wdGoToField, or wdGoToObject, this argument specifies a name.

Return Value

Range

When you use the GoTo method with the wdGoToGrammaticalError, wdGoToProofreadingError, or wdGoToSpellingError constant, the Range object that is returned includes any grammar error text or spelling error text.

The following examples are functionally equivalent; they both move the selection to the first heading in the document.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToHeading, Which:=wdGoToFirst 
Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToHeading, Which:=wdGoToAbsolute, Count:=1

The following example moves the selection to the fourth line in the document.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToLine, Which:=wdGoToAbsolute, Count:=4

The following example moves the selection up two lines.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToLine, Which:=wdGoToPrevious, Count:=2

The following example moves to the next DATE field.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToField, Name:="Date"

This example moves the selection to the first cell in the next table.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToTable, Which:=wdGoToNext

This example moves the insertion point just before the fifth endnote reference mark in the active document.

If ActiveDocument.Endnotes.Count >= 5 Then 
 Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToEndnote, _ 
 Which:=wdGoToAbsolute, Count:=5 
End If

This example moves the selection down four lines.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToLine, Which:=wdGoToRelative, Count:=4

This example moves the selection back two pages.

Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToPage, Which:=wdGoToPrevious, Count:=2
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