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Range.Delete Method (Word)

Deletes the specified number of characters or words.

expression .Delete(Unit, Count)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Unit

Optional

Variant

The unit by which the collapsed range is to be deleted. Can be one of the WdUnits constants.

Count

Optional

Variant

The number of units to be deleted. To delete units after the range, collapse the range and use a positive number. To delete units before the range, collapse the range and use a negative number.

Return Value

Long

This method returns a Long value that indicates the number of items deleted, or it returns 0 (zero) if the deletion was unsuccessful.

This example selects and deletes the contents of the active document.

Sub DeleteSelection() 
 Dim intResponse As Integer 
 
 intResponse = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to " & _ 
 "delete the contents of the document?", vbYesNo) 
 
 If intResponse = vbYes Then 
 ActiveDocument.Content.Select 
 Selection.Delete 
 End If 
End Sub

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