Selection.IsEqual method (Word)

True if the selection to which this method is applied is equal to the range specified by the Range argument.


expression. IsEqual( _Range_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Range Required Range The range to compare with the current selection.

Return value



This method compares the starting and ending character positions and the story type. If all three of these items are the same for both the selection and the object specified by the Range argument, the objects are equal.


This example compares the selection with the second paragraph in the active document. If the selection isn't equal to the second paragraph, the second paragraph is selected.

If Selection.IsEqual(ActiveDocument _ 
 .Paragraphs(2).Range) = False Then 
End If

See also

Selection Object

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