Characters Property
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Selection.Characters Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Returns a Characters collection that represents the characters in a document, range, or selection. Read-only.

expression .Characters

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an Object from a Collection.

This example displays the first character in the selection. If nothing is selected, the character immediately after the insertion point is displayed.

char = Selection.Characters(1).Text 
MsgBox "The first character is... " & char
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