Selection.FormattedText property (Word)

Returns or sets a Range object that includes the formatted text in the specified range or selection. Read/write.


expression. FormattedText

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.


This property returns a Range object with the character formatting and text from the specified range or selection. Paragraph formatting is included in the Range object if there is a paragraph mark in the range or selection.

When you set this property, the text in the range is replaced with formatted text. If you don't want to replace the existing text, use the Collapse method before using this property (see the first example).


This example copies the first paragraph in the document, including its formatting, and inserts the formatted text at the insertion point.

Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
Selection.FormattedText = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range

This example copies the text and formatting from the selection into a new document.

Set myRange = Selection.FormattedText 
Documents.Add.Content.FormattedText = myRange

See also

Selection Object

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