Selection.MoveDown method (Word)

Moves the selection down and returns the number of units it has been moved.


expression. MoveDown( _Unit_ , _Count_ , _Extend_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Unit Optional WdUnits The unit by which the selection is to be moved.The default value is wdLine.
Count Optional Variant The number of units the selection is to be moved. The default value is 1.
Extend Optional Variant Can be either wdMove or wdExtend. If wdMove is used, the selection is collapsed to the endpoint and moved down. If wdExtend is used, the selection is extended down. The default value is wdMove.


This example extends the selection down one line.

Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend

This example moves the selection down three paragraphs. If the move is successful, "Company" is inserted at the insertion point.

unitsMoved = Selection.MoveDown(Unit:=wdParagraph, _ 
 Count:=3, Extend:=wdMove) 
If unitsMoved = 3 Then Selection.Text = "Company"

This example displays the current line number, moves the selection down three lines, and displays the current line number again.

MsgBox "Line " & Selection.Information(wdFirstCharacterLineNumber) 
Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=3, Extend:=wdMove 
MsgBox "Line " & Selection.Information(wdFirstCharacterLineNumber)

See also

Selection Object

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