Selection.Words Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns a Words collection that represents all the words in a selection. Read-only.

expression .Words

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Punctuation and paragraph marks in a document are included in the Words collection. For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an Object from a Collection.

This example displays the number of words in the selection. Paragraphs marks, partial words, and punctuation are included in the count.

MsgBox "There are " & Selection.Words.Count & " words."