Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. 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.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 12, 2019)
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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