Range.Delete method (Word)

Deletes the specified number of characters or words.


expression.Delete( _Unit_ , _Count_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Unit Optional Variant The unit by which the collapsed range is to be deleted. Can be one of the WdUnits constants.
Count Optional Variant The number of units to be deleted. To delete units after the range, collapse the range and use a positive number. To delete units before the range, collapse the range and use a negative number.

Return value



This method returns a Long value that indicates the number of items deleted, or it returns 0 (zero) if the deletion was unsuccessful.


This example selects and deletes the contents of the active document.

Sub DeleteSelection() 
 Dim intResponse As Integer 
 intResponse = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to " & _ 
 "delete the contents of the document?", vbYesNo) 
 If intResponse = vbYes Then 
 End If 
End Sub

See also

Range Object

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