Selection.Active Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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True if the selection in the specified window or pane is active. Read-only Boolean.

expression .Active

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

This example splits the active window into two panes and activates the selection in the first pane, if it isn't already active.

Sub SplitWindow() 
 ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Split = True 
 If ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Panes(1).Selection _ 
 .Active = False Then 
 ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Panes(1).Activate 
 End If 
End Sub
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