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Range.Expand Method (Word)

Expands the specified range or selection. Returns the number of characters added to the range or selection. Long.

expression .Expand(Unit)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Unit

Optional

Variant

The unit by which to expand the range. Can be one of the following WdUnits constants:wdCharacter, wdWord, wdSentence, wdParagraph, wdSection, wdStory, wdCellwdColumn, wdRow, or wdTable.

This example creates a range that refers to the first word in the active document, and then it expands the range to reference the first paragraph in the document.

Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Words(1) 
myRange.Expand Unit:=wdParagraph

This example capitalizes the first character in the selection and then expands the selection to include the entire sentence.

With Selection 
 .Characters(1).Case = wdTitleSentence 
 .Expand Unit:=wdSentence 
End With

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