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Application.SpecialMode Property (Word)

True if Microsoft Word is in a special mode (for example, CopyText mode, or MoveText mode). Read-only Boolean.

expression .SpecialMode

expression An expression that returns an Application object.

Word enters a special copy or move mode if you press F2 or SHIFT+F2 while text is selected.

This example checks to see whether Word is in a special mode. If it is, ESC is activated before the current selection is deleted and pasted.

If Application.SpecialMode = True Then SendKeys "ESC" 
With Selection 
 .Cut 
 .EndKey Unit:=wdStory 
 .Paste 
End With
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