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: Moving the Insertion Point to the End of a Line.

Moving the Insertion Point to the End of a Line

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 30, 2013)

If you need to move the insertion point to the end of a line under the control of a VBA macro, it is done with the EndKey method. Syntax examples are as follows:

Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdMove
Selection.EndKey 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 end of the line.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12817) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Moving the Insertion Point to the End 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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