Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Transposing Two Paragraphs.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 27, 2014)
As you are developing a document, there may be times when you want to transpose two adjacent paragraphs. All you need to do is position the insertion point between two paragraphs you want to transpose, and then issue the macro in this tip. If you position the cursor inside a paragraph, it assumes you want to transpose the current paragraph with the following. This macro, TransposeParagraphs, will do the trick:
Sub TransposeParagraphs() Selection.MoveUp Unit:=wdParagraph, _ Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend Selection.MoveLeft Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1 Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdParagraph, _ Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend Selection.Range.Cut Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1 Selection.Range.Paste End Sub
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9142) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Transposing Two Paragraphs.
Learning Made Easy! Quickly teach yourself how to format, publish, and share your content using Word 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Check out Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step today!
We've all experienced the problem: You start selecting a large block of text using the mouse, and before you know it the ...Discover More
Section breaks are used to divide a document into two or more sections that can be independently formatting. If you want ...Discover More
Drag-and-drop editing is a handy feature when you love to use the mouse. There are two ways you can move text using the ...Discover More
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
Got a version of Word that uses the ribbon interface (Word 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the menu interface.