This article was previously published under Q212529
This article describes how to select the current paragraph (the one that contains the insertion point) by using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro code.
NOTE: You can select a paragraph in Microsoft Word without the use of a macro when you triple-click with your mouse anywhere inside the paragraph.
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In Microsoft Word, you can use one of the following alternative methods to select the current paragraph, by using Visual Basic for Applications macro code.
Method 1: Use the GoTo Method
You can use the GoTo method of the Selection object to select the current paragraph, as in the following Visual Basic statement:
Sub SelectCurrentParagraph() Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="\Para"End Sub
Method 2: Use the StartOf and MoveEnd Methods
You 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:
Sub SelectCurrentParagraph() Selection.StartOf Unit:=wdParagraph Selection.MoveEnd Unit:=wdParagraphEnd Sub
Method 3: Use the Select Method
You can use the Select method of the Selection object to select the current paragraph, as in the following Visual Basic statement:
Sub SelectCurrentParagraph() Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range.SelectEnd Sub
For additional information about how to move the insertion point within a paragraph, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212696 WD2000: Macros to Move to Beginning and End of Paragraph
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