Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Moving the Insertion Point to the Beginning of a Line.

Moving the Insertion Point to the Beginning of a Line

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 25, 2018)

If you need to move the insertion point to the beginning of a line while running a VBA macro, it is done with the HomeKey method. Syntax examples are as follows:

Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdMove
Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdExtend

The first line simply moves the insertion point, the second moves it and selects all the text between the current insertion point and the start of the line.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12481) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Moving the Insertion Point to the Beginning of a Line.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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