Selection.Delete method (Word)
Deletes the specified number of characters or words.
expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.
|Unit||Optional||Variant||The unit by which the collapsed selection 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 selection, collapse the selection and use a positive number. To delete units before the selection, collapse the selection and use a negative number.|
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 ActiveDocument.Content.Select Selection.Delete End If End Sub
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