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Selection.Flags Property (Word)

Returns or sets properties of the selection. Read/write WdSelectionFlags.

expression .Flags

expression Required. An expression that returns a Selection object.

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.

Selection.Flags = wdSelStartActive
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