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Selection Members 

Represents the current selection in a window or pane.

The following tables list the members exposed by the Selection type.

  Name Description
Active Determines if the selection in the specified window or pane is active.
Application Returns a _Application object that represents the Microsoft Word application.
BookmarkID Returns the number of the bookmark that encloses the beginning of the specified selection or 0 (zero) if there's no corresponding bookmark.
Bookmarks Returns a Bookmarks collection that represents all the bookmarks in a selection.
Borders Returns a Borders collection that represents all the borders for the specified object.
Cells Returns a Cells collection that represents the table cells in a selection.
Characters Returns a Characters collection that represents the characters in a selection.
ChildShapeRange Returns a ShapeRange object representing the child shapes of a selection.
Columns Returns a Columns collection that represents all the table columns in the selection.
ColumnSelectMode Determines if column selection mode is active.
Comments Returns a Comments collection that represents all the comments in the specified selection.
Creator Returns a 32-bit integer that indicates the application in which the specified object was created.
Document Returns a Document object associated with the specified selection.
Editors Returns a Editors object that represents all the users authorized to modify a selection within a document.
End Returns or sets the ending character position of a selection.
EndnoteOptions Returns a EndnoteOptions object that represents the endnotes in a selection.
Endnotes Returns a Endnotes collection that represents all the endnotes in a selection.
EnhMetaFileBits Returns an Object that represents a picture representation of how a selection of text appears.
ExtendMode Determines if Extend mode is active.
Fields Returns a read-only Fields collection that represents all the fields in the selection.
Find Returns a Find object that contains the criteria for a find operation.
FitTextWidth Returns or sets the width (in the current measurement units) in which Microsoft Word fits the text in the current selection.
Flags Returns or sets properties of the selection.
Font Returns or sets a Font object that represents the character formatting of the specified object.
FootnoteOptions Returns a FootnoteOptions object that represents the footnote properties in a selection.
Footnotes Returns a Footnotes collection that represents all the footnotes in a selection.
FormattedText Returns or sets a Range object that includes the formatted text in the specified selection.
FormFields Returns a FormFields collection that represents all the form fields in the selection.
Frames Returns a Frames collection that represents all the frames in a selection.
HasChildShapeRange Determines if the selection contains child shapes.
HeaderFooter Returns a HeaderFooter object for the specified selection.
HTMLDivisions Returns a HTMLDivisions object that represents an HTML division in a Web document.
Hyperlinks Returns a Hyperlinks collection that represents all the hyperlinks in the specified selection.
Information Returns information about the specified selection or range.
InlineShapes Returns a InlineShapes collection that represents all the InlineShape objects in a selection.
IPAtEndOfLine Determines if the insertion point is at the end of a line that wraps to the next line.
IsEndOfRowMark Determines if the specified selection is collapsed and is located at the end-of-row mark in a table.
LanguageDetected Returns or sets a value that specifies whether Microsoft Word has detected the language of the specified text.
LanguageID Returns or sets the language for the specified object.
LanguageIDFarEast Returns or sets an East Asian language for the specified object.
LanguageIDOther Returns or sets the language for the specified object.
NoProofing Determines if the spelling and grammar checker ignores the specified text.
Orientation Returns or sets the orientation of text in a selection when the Text Direction feature is enabled.
PageSetup Returns a PageSetup object that's associated with the specified selection.
ParagraphFormat Returns or sets a ParagraphFormat object that represents the paragraph settings for the specified selection.
Paragraphs Returns a Paragraphs collection that represents all the paragraphs in the specified selection.
Parent Returns an object that represents the parent object of the specified object.
PreviousBookmarkID Returns the number of the last bookmark that starts before or at the same place as the specified selection or returns 0 (zero) if there's no corresponding bookmark.
Range Returns a Range object that represents the portion of a document that's contained in the specified object.
Rows Returns a Rows collection that represents all the table rows in a selection.
Sections Returns a Sections collection that represents the sections in the specified selection.
Sentences Returns a Sentences collection that represents all the sentences in the selection.
Shading Returns a Shading object that refers to the shading formatting for the specified object.
ShapeRange Returns a ShapeRange collection that represents all the Shape objects in the specified range or selection.
SmartTags Returns a SmartTags object that represents a smart tag in a document.
Start Returns or sets the starting character position of a selection.
StartIsActive Determines if the beginning of the selection is active.
StoryLength Returns the number of characters in the story that contains the specified selection.
StoryType Returns the story type for the specified selection.
Style Returns or sets the style for the specified object.
Tables Returns a Tables collection that represents all the tables in the specified selection.
Text Returns or sets the text in the specified selection.
TopLevelTables Returns a Tables collection that represents the tables at the outermost nesting level in the current selection.
Type Returns the selection type.
Words Returns a Words collection that represents all the words in a selection.
XML Returns a String that represents the XML text in the specified object.
XMLNodes Returns a XMLNodes collection that represents the collection of all XML elements in a selection — including those elements that are only partially within the selection.
XMLParentNode Returns a XMLNode object that represents the parent node of a selection.
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  Name Description
BoldRun Adds the bold character format to or removes it from the current run.
Calculate Calculates a mathematical expression within a selection.
ClearFormatting Removes text and paragraph formatting from a selection.
Collapse Collapses a selection to the starting or ending position.
ConvertToTable Converts text within a selection to a table.
ConvertToTableOld  
Copy Copies the specified object to the Clipboard.
CopyAsPicture Copies the specified object to the Clipboard.
CopyFormat Copies the character formatting of the first character in the selected text.
CreateAutoTextEntry Adds a new AutoTextEntry object to the AutoTextEntries collection, based on the current selection.
CreateTextbox Adds a default-size text box around the selection.
Cut Removes the specified object from the document and places it on the Clipboard.
Delete Deletes the specified number of characters or words.
DetectLanguage Analyzes the specified text to determine the language that it is written in.
EndKey Moves or extends the selection to the end of the specified unit.
EndOf Moves or extends the ending character position of a selection to the end of the nearest specified text unit.
EscapeKey Cancels a mode such as extend or column select (equivalent to pressing the ESC key).
Expand Expands the specified selection.
Extend Turns extend mode on, or extends the selection to the next larger unit of text if Extend mode is already on.
GoTo Moves the insertion point to the character position immediately preceding the specified item.
GoToEditableRange Returns a Range object that represents an area of a document that can be modified by the specified user or group of users.
GoToNext Returns a Range object that refers to the start position of the next item or location specified by the What argument.
GoToPrevious Returns a Range object that refers to the start position of the previous item or a specified location.
HomeKey Moves or extends the selection to the beginning of the specified unit.
InRange Determines if the selection to which the method is applied is contained in a specified range.
InsertAfter Inserts the specified text at the end of a selection.
InsertBefore Inserts the specified text before the specified selection.
InsertBreak Inserts a page, column, or section break.
InsertCaption Inserts a caption immediately preceding or following the specified selection.
InsertCaptionXP  
InsertCells Adds cells to an existing table.
InsertColumns Inserts columns to the left of the column that contains the selection.
InsertColumnsRight Inserts columns to the right of the current selection.
InsertCrossReference Inserts a cross-reference to a heading, bookmark, footnote, or endnote, or to an item for which a caption label is defined (for example, an equation, figure, or table).
InsertCrossReference_2002  
InsertDateTime Inserts the current date or time, or both, either as text or as a TIME field.
InsertDateTimeOld  
InsertFile Inserts all or part of the specified file.
InsertFormula Inserts an = (Formula) field that contains a formula at the selection.
InsertParagraph Replaces the specified selection with a new paragraph.
InsertParagraphAfter Inserts a paragraph mark after a selection.
InsertParagraphBefore Inserts a new paragraph before the specified selection.
InsertRows Inserts the specified number of new rows above the row that contains the selection.
InsertRowsAbove Inserts rows above the current selection.
InsertRowsBelow Inserts rows below the current selection.
InsertStyleSeparator Inserts a special hidden paragraph mark that allows Microsoft Word to join paragraphs formatted using different paragraph styles.
InsertSymbol Inserts a symbol in place of the specified selection.
InsertXML Inserts the specified XML text into the specified selection.
InStory Determines if the selection to which this method is applied is in the same story as the specified range.
IsEqual Determines if the selection to which this method is applied is equal to the range specified by the Range argument.
ItalicRun Adds the italic character format to or removes it from the current run.
LtrPara Sets the reading order and alignment of the specified paragraphs to left-to-right.
LtrRun Sets the reading order and alignment of the specified run to left-to-right.
Move Collapses the specified selection to its start or end position and then moves the collapsed object by the specified number of units.
MoveDown Moves the selection down and returns the number of units it's been moved.
MoveEnd Moves the ending character position of a selection.
MoveEndUntil Moves the end position of the specified selection until any of the specified characters are found in the document.
MoveEndWhile Moves the ending character position of a selection while any of the specified characters are found in the document.
MoveLeft Moves the selection to the left and returns the number of units it's been moved.
MoveRight Moves the selection to the right and returns the number of units it's been moved.
MoveStart Moves the start position of the specified selection.
MoveStartUntil Moves the start position of the specified selection until one of the specified characters is found in the document.
MoveStartWhile Moves the start position of the specified selection while any of the specified characters are found in the document.
MoveUntil Moves the specified selection until one of the specified characters is found in the document.
MoveUp Moves the selection up and returns the number of units it's been moved.
MoveWhile Moves the specified selection while any of the specified characters are found in the document.
Next Returns a Range object that represents the specified unit relative to the specified selection.
NextField Selects the next field.
NextRevision Locates and returns the next tracked change as a Revision object.
NextSubdocument Moves the selection to the next subdocument.
Paste Inserts the contents of the Clipboard at the specified selection.
PasteAndFormat Pastes the selected table cells and formats them as specified.
PasteAppendTable Merges pasted cells into an existing table by inserting the pasted rows between the selected rows.
PasteAsNestedTable Pastes a cell or group of cells as a nested table into the selected range.
PasteExcelTable Pastes and formats a Microsoft Excel table.
PasteFormat Applies formatting copied with the CopyFormat method to the selection.
PasteSpecial Inserts the contents of the Clipboard.
Previous Returns a Range object relative to the specified selection.
PreviousField Selects the previous field.
PreviousRevision Locates and returns the previous tracked change as a Revision object.
PreviousSubdocument Moves the selection to the previous subdocument.
RtlPara Sets the reading order and alignment of the specified paragraphs to right-to-left.
RtlRun Sets the reading order and alignment of the specified run to right-to-left.
Select Selects the specified object.
SelectCell Selects the entire cell containing the current selection.
SelectColumn Selects the column that contains the insertion point, or selects all columns that contain the selection.
SelectCurrentAlignment Extends the selection forward until text with a different paragraph alignment is encountered.
SelectCurrentColor Extends the selection forward until text with a different color is encountered.
SelectCurrentFont Extends the selection forward until text in a different font or font size is encountered.
SelectCurrentIndent Extends the selection forward until text with different left or right paragraph indents is encountered.
SelectCurrentSpacing Extends the selection forward until a paragraph with different line spacing is encountered.
SelectCurrentTabs Extends the selection forward until a paragraph with different tab stops is encountered.
SelectRow Selects the row that contains the insertion point, or selects all rows that contain the selection.
SetRange Sets the starting and ending character positions for the selection.
Shrink Shrinks the selection to the next smaller unit of text.
ShrinkDiscontiguousSelection Deselects all but the most recently selected text when a selection contains multiple, unconnected selections.
Sort Sorts the paragraphs in the specified selection.
Sort2000  
SortAscending Sorts paragraphs or table rows in ascending alphanumeric order.
SortDescending Sorts paragraphs or table rows in descending alphanumeric order.
SortOld  
SplitTable Inserts an empty paragraph above the first row in the selection.
StartOf Moves or extends the start position of the specified selection to the beginning of the nearest specified text unit.
ToggleCharacterCode Switches a selection between a Unicode character and its corresponding hexadecimal value.
TypeBackspace Deletes the character preceding a collapsed selection (an insertion point).
TypeParagraph Inserts a new, blank paragraph.
TypeText Inserts the specified text.
WholeStory Expands a selection to include the entire story.
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