Selection.Flags Property (Word)
Returns or sets properties of the selection. Read/write WdSelectionFlags.
This example selects the first word in the active document. The first message box displays "False" because the end of the selection is active. The Flags property makes the beginning of the selection active, and the second message box displays "True."
ActiveDocument.Words(1).Select MsgBox Selection.StartIsActive Selection.Flags = wdSelStartActive MsgBox Selection.StartIsActive
This example turns on overtype mode for the selection.