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Selection.MoveDown Method (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Moves the selection down and returns the number of units it has been moved.

expression .MoveDown(Unit, Count, Extend)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Unit

Optional

WdUnits

The unit by which the selection is to be moved.The default value is wdLine.

Count

Optional

Variant

The number of units the selection is to be moved. The default value is 1.

Extend

Optional

Variant

Can be either wdMove or wdExtend. If wdMove is used, the selection is collapsed to the endpoint and moved down. If wdExtend is used, the selection is extended down. The default value is wdMove.

This example extends the selection down one line.

Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend

This example moves the selection down three paragraphs. If the move is successful, "Company" is inserted at the insertion point.

unitsMoved = Selection.MoveDown(Unit:=wdParagraph, _ 
 Count:=3, Extend:=wdMove) 
If unitsMoved = 3 Then Selection.Text = "Company"

This example displays the current line number, moves the selection down three lines, and displays the current line number again.

MsgBox "Line " & Selection.Information(wdFirstCharacterLineNumber) 
Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=3, Extend:=wdMove 
MsgBox "Line " & Selection.Information(wdFirstCharacterLineNumber)
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