Selection.ColumnSelectMode Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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True if column selection mode is active. Read/write Boolean.

expression .ColumnSelectMode

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

When this mode is active, the letters "COL" appear on the status bar.

This example selects a column of text that's two words across and three lines deep. The example copies the selection to the Clipboard and cancels column selection mode.

With Selection 
 .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
 .ColumnSelectMode = True 
 .MoveRight Unit:=wdWord, Count:=2, Extend:=wdExtend 
 .MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=2, Extend:=wdExtend 
 .ColumnSelectMode = False 
End With