Selection.TypeText method (Word)

Inserts the specified text.


expression. TypeText( _Text_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Text Required String The text to be inserted.


If the ReplaceSelection property is True, the selection is replaced by the specified text. If ReplaceSelection is False, the specified text is inserted before the selection.


If Word is set so that typing replaces selected text, this example collapses the selection before inserting "Hello." This technique prevents existing document text from being replaced.

If Options.ReplaceSelection = True Then 
 Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
 Selection.TypeText Text:="Hello" 
End If

This example inserts "Title" followed by a new paragraph.

Options.ReplaceSelection = False 
With Selection 
 .TypeText Text:="Title" 
End With

See also

Selection Object

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