MoveRight Method

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

expression.MoveRight(Unit, Count, Extend)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Selection object.


Can be one of the following WdUnits constants.





The default value is wdCharacter.

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 to the right. If wdExtend is used, the selection is extended to the right. The default value is wdMove.


When the Unit is wdCell, the Extend argument will only be wdMove.


This example moves the selection before the previous field and then selects the field.

With Selection
    Set MyRange = .GoTo(wdGoToField, wdGoToPrevious)
    .MoveRight Unit:=wdWord, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend
    If Selection.Fields.Count = 1 Then Selection.Fields(1).Update
End With

This example moves the selection one character to the right. If the move is successful, MoveRight returns 1.

If Selection.MoveRight = 1 Then MsgBox "Move was successful"

This example moves the selection to the next table cell.

If Selection.Information(wdWithInTable) = True Then
    Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCell, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove
End If

Applies to | Selection Object

See Also | Move Method | MoveEnd Method | MoveLeft Method | StartOf Method