MoveDown Method

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

Note  The wdWindow constant can be used to move to the top or bottom of the active window. Regardless of the value of Count (greater than 1 or less than – 1), the wdWindow constant moves only one unit. Use the wdScreen constant to move more than one screen.

expression.MoveDown(Unit, Count, Extend)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Selection object.


Can be one of the following WdUnits constants.





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 end point 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)

Applies to | Selection Object

See Also | Move Method | MoveUp Method