Selection.TypeBackspace method (Word)

Deletes the character preceding a collapsed selection (an insertion point).


expression. TypeBackspace

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.


This method corresponds to functionality of the BACKSPACE key. If the selection isn't collapsed to an insertion point, the selection is deleted.


This example deletes the character preceding the insertion point (the collapsed selection).

With Selection 
 .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd 
End With

This example extends the selection to the end of the current paragraph (including the paragraph mark) and then deletes the selection.

With Selection 
 .EndOf Unit:=wdParagraph, Extend:=wdExtend 
End With

See also

Selection Object

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