Global.ActiveDocument Property (Word)

Returns a Document object that represents the active document (the document with the focus). Read-only.

Syntax

expression. ActiveDocument

expression A variable that represents a 'Global' object.

Remarks

If there are no documents open, using this property causes an error.

Example

This example displays the name of the active document, or if there are no documents open, it displays a message.

If Application.Documents.Count >= 1 Then 
 MsgBox ActiveDocument.Name 
Else 
 MsgBox "No documents are open" 
End If

This example collapses the selection to an insertion point and then creates a range for the next five characters in the selection.

Dim rngTemp As Range 
 
Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
Set rngTemp = ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=Selection.Start, _ 
 End:=Selection.Start + 5)

This example inserts texts at the beginning of the active document and then prints the document.

Dim rngTemp As Range 
 
Set rngTemp = ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=0, End:=0) 
With rngTemp 
 .InsertBefore "Company Report" 
 .Font.Name = "Arial" 
 .Font.Size = 24 
 .InsertParagraphAfter 
End With 
 
ActiveDocument.PrintOut

See also

Global Object