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Selection.HomeKey Method (Word)

Moves or extends the selection to the beginning of the specified unit. This method returns an integer that indicates the number of characters the selection was actually moved, or it returns 0 (zero) if the move was unsuccessful.This method corresponds to functionality of the HOME key.

expression .HomeKey(Unit, Extend)

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Unit

Optional

Variant

The unit by which the selection is to be moved or extended. The default value is wdLine.

Extend

Optional

Variant

Specifies the way the selection is moved. Can be one of the WdMovementType constants. If the value of this argument is wdMove, the selection is collapsed to an insertion point and moved to the beginning of the specified unit. If it is wdExtend, the beginning of the selection is extended to the beginning of the specified unit. The default value is wdMove.

This example moves the selection to the beginning of the current story. If the selection is in the main text story, the selection is moved to the beginning of the document.

Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory, Extend:=wdMove

This example moves the selection to the beginning of the current line and assigns the number of characters moved to the pos variable.

pos = Selection.HomeKey(Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdMove) 
If pos = 0 Then StatusBar = "Selection was not moved"
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