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This article describes how to select the current paragraph the cursor is in using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code.
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(https://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)In Word 97, the WordBasic programming language was replaced with Visual Basic for Applications. In WordBasic, you used the following code to select the current paragraph:
To select the current paragraph using Visual Basic for Applications code, you can use one of the following alternative methods.
Method 1: Using the GoTo MethodYou can use the GoTo method of the Selection object to select the current paragraph, as in the following Visual Basic statement:
Method 2: Using the StartOf and MoveEnd MethodsYou can use the StartOf and MoveEnd methods of the Selection object to select from the beginning to the end of the paragraph, as in the following Visual Basic statements:
Method 3: Using the Select MethodIf you know the number of the paragraph you want to select, you can use the following statement:
where n is the number of the paragraph you want to select. For example, the following statement selects the third paragraph in the document:
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/173707/EN-US/ )OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 175926 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
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