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Application.Selection Property (Word)

Returns the Selection object that represents a selected range or the insertion point. Read-only.

expression .Selection

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

This example displays the selected text.

If Selection.Type = wdSelectionNormal Then MsgBox Selection.Text

This example applies the Arial font and bold formatting to the selection.

With Selection.Font 
 .Bold = True 
 .Italic = False 
 .Name = "Arial" 
End With

If the insertion point isn't located in a table, the selection is moved to the next table.

If Selection.Information(wdWithInTable) = False Then 
 Selection.GoToNext What:=wdGoToTable 
End If