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: Inserting Text with a Macro.

Inserting Text with a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 4, 2016)

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Inserting text is a common occurrence in macros. You may need the macro to insert numbers, do some standardization on wording, or some other text insertion. The following VBA code lines each insert a different type of text:

Selection.TypeText Text:="this text"
Selection.TypeText Text:=MyText
Selection.InsertParagraph

Each of the three lines inserts something at the current insertion point. The first line inserts everything between the quote marks, the second inserts the value of the MyText variable, and the third inserts a paragraph mark (an empty 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 (12502) 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: Inserting Text with a Macro.

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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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