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Selection.MoveStart Method (Word)

Moves the start position of the specified selection.

expression .MoveStart(Unit, Count)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Unit

Optional

WdUnits

The unit by which start position of the specified selection is to be moved. Can be one of the WdUnits constants. The default value is wdCharacter.

Count

Optional

Variant

The maximum number of units by which the specified selection is to be moved. If Count is a positive number, the start position of the selection is moved forward in the document. If it is a negative number, the start position is moved backward. If the start position is moved forward to a position beyond the end position, the selection is collapsed and both the start and end positions are moved together. The default value is 1.

Return Value

Integer

This method returns an integer that indicates the number of units by which the start position or the selection actually moved, or it returns 0 (zero) if the move was unsuccessful.

This example moves the start position of the selection one character forward (the selection size is reduced by one character). Note that a space is considered a character.

Selection.MoveStart Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1

This example moves the start position of the selection to the beginning of the line (the selection is extended to the start of the line).

Selection.MoveStart Unit:=wdLine, Count:=-1
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