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: Jumping to the Start or End of a Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 21, 2019)
When you are creating a macro, there are many times you want to move to the beginning or end of your document. You do this using the HomeKey and EndKey methods of the Selection object. For instance, the following two lines will move the cursor to the beginning of the document and then to the end:
Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdStory
If you want to select everything from the current position to the beginning or end of the document, you simply add the Extend method. The following will select everything from the current location to the beginning of the document:
Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory, Extend:=wdExtend
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13318) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Jumping to the Start or End of a Document.
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