Selection.MoveDown Method (Word)

Moves the selection down and returns the number of units it has been moved.


expression. MoveDown( _Unit_ , _Count_ , _Extend_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a 'Selection' object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Unit Optional WdUnits The unit by which the selection is to be moved.The default value is wdLine .
Count Optional Variant The number of units the selection is to be moved. The default value is 1.
Extend Optional Variant Can be either wdMove or wdExtend . If wdMove is used, the selection is collapsed to the endpoint and moved down. If wdExtend is used, the selection is extended down. The default value is wdMove .


This example extends the selection down one line.

Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend

This example moves the selection down three paragraphs. If the move is successful, "Company" is inserted at the insertion point.

unitsMoved = Selection.MoveDown(Unit:=wdParagraph, _ 
 Count:=3, Extend:=wdMove) 
If unitsMoved = 3 Then Selection.Text = "Company"

This example displays the current line number, moves the selection down three lines, and displays the current line number again.

MsgBox "Line " & Selection.Information(wdFirstCharacterLineNumber) 
Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=3, Extend:=wdMove 
MsgBox "Line " & Selection.Information(wdFirstCharacterLineNumber)

See also

Selection Object