This article describes how to select the current paragraph the cursor is inusing Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code.
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In Word 97, the WordBasic programming language was replaced with VisualBasic for Applications. In WordBasic, you used the following code to selectthe 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 Method
You can use the GoTo method of the Selection object to select the currentparagraph, as in the following Visual Basic statement:
Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="\para"
Method 2: Using the StartOf and MoveEnd Methods
You can use the StartOf and MoveEnd methods of the Selection object toselect from the beginning to the end of the paragraph, as in the followingVisual Basic statements:
Selection.StartOf Unit:=wdParagraphm Selection.MoveEnd Unit:=wdParagraph
Method 3: Using the Select Method
If you know the number of the paragraph you want to select, you can use thefollowing statement:
where n is the number of the paragraph you want to select. For example, thefollowing statement selects the third paragraph in the document:
For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
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