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MoveWhile Method
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Range.MoveWhile Method (Word)

Moves the specified range while any of the specified characters are found in the document.

expression .MoveWhile(Cset, Count)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.




Data Type





One or more characters. This argument is case sensitive.




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 specified range is moved forward in the document, beginning at the end position. If it is a negative number, the range is moved backward, beginning at the start position. The default value is wdForward.

While any character in Cset is found, the specified range is moved. The resulting Range object is positioned as an insertion point after whatever Cset characters were found. This method returns the number of characters by which the specified range was moved, as a Long value. If no Cset characters are found, the range isn't changed and the method returns 0 (zero).

This example moves aRange while any of the following (uppercase or lowercase) letters are found: "a", "t", or "i".

Dim aRange As Range 
Set aRange = ActiveDocument.Characters(1) 
aRange.MoveWhile Cset:="atiATI", Count:=wdForward


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