Range.MoveStartUntil Method (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Moves the start position of the specified range until one of the specified characters is found in the document.

expression .MoveStartUntil(Cset, Count)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Cset

Required

Variant

One or more characters. This argument is case sensitive.

Count

Optional

Variant

The maximum number of characters by which the specified range is to be moved. Can be a number or either the wdForward or wdBackward constant. If Count is a positive number, the range is moved forward in the document. If it is a negative number, the range is moved backward. The default value is wdForward.

If the movement is backward through the document, the range is expanded.

This method returns the number of characters by which the start position of the specified range moved, as a Long value. If Count is greater than 0 (zero), this method returns the number of characters moved plus 1. If Count is less than 0 (zero), this method returns the number of characters moved minus 1. If no Cset characters are found, the specified range isn't changed and the method returns 0 (zero). If the start position is moved forward to a point beyond the end position, the range is collapsed and both the start and end positions are moved together.

If there is a dollar sign character ($) in the first paragraph in the selected text, this example moves myRange just before the dollar sign.

Set myRange = Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range 
leng = myRange.End - myRange.Start 
myRange.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
myRange.MoveStartUntil Cset:="$", Count:=leng

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