Selection.End property (Word)

Returns or sets the ending character position of a selection. Read/write Long.



expression A variable that represents a Selection object.


If this property is set to a value smaller than the Start property, the Start property is set to the same value (that is, the Start and End property are equal).

The Selection object has a starting position and an ending position. The ending position is the point farthest away from the beginning of the story. This property returns the ending character position relative to the beginning of the story. The main document story (wdMainTextStory) begins with character position 0 (zero). You can change the size of a selection by setting this property.


This example retrieves the ending position of the selection. This value is used to create a range so that a field can be inserted after the selection.

pos = Selection.End 
Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=pos, End:=pos) 
ActiveDocument.Fields.Add Range:=myRange, Type:=wdFieldAuthor

See also

Selection Object

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