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Range Object (Word)

Represents a contiguous area in a document. Each Range object is defined by a starting and ending character position.

Similar to the way bookmarks are used in a document, Range objects are used in Visual Basic procedures to identify specific portions of a document. However, unlike a bookmark, a Range object only exists while the procedure that defined it is running.Range objects are independent of the selection. That is, you can define and manipulate a range without changing the selection. You can also define multiple ranges in a document, while there can be only one selection per pane.

Use the Range method to return a Range object defined by the given starting and ending character positions. The following example returns a Range object that refers to the first 10 characters in the active document.

Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=0, End:=10)

Use the Range property to return a Range object defined by the beginning and end of another object. The Range property applies to many objects (for example, Paragraph, Bookmark, and Cell). The following example returns a Range object that refers to the first paragraph in the active document.

Set aRange = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range

The following example returns a Range object that refers to the second through fourth paragraphs in the active document

Set aRange = ActiveDocument.Range( _ 
 Start:=ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range.Start, _ 
 End:=ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(4).Range.End)

For more information about working with Range objects, see Working with Range Objects .

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