Pane Object

Multiple objects
Multiple objects

Represents a window pane. The Pane object is a member of the Panes collection. The Panes collection includes all the window panes for a single window.

Using the Pane Object

Use Panes(index), where index is the index number, to return a single Pane object. The following example closes the active pane.

If ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Panes.Count >= 2 Then _

Use the Add method or the Split property to add a window pane. The following example splits the active window at 20 percent of the current window size.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Panes.Add SplitVertical:=20

The following example splits the active window in half.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Split = True

You can use the SplitSpecial property to show comments, footnotes, or endnotes in a separate pane.


A window has more than one pane if the window is split or the view is not print layout view and information such as footnotes or comments are displayed. The following example displays the comments pane in normal view and then prompts to close the pane.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdNormalView
If ActiveDocument.Comments.Count >= 1 Then
    ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial = wdPaneComments
    response = _
        MsgBox("Do you want to close the comments pane?", vbYesNo)
    If response = vbYes Then _
End If

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Methods | Activate Method | AutoScroll Method | Close Method | LargeScroll Method | NewFrameset Method | PageScroll Method | SmallScroll Method | TOCInFrameset Method

Parent Objects | Pane Object | Window Object

Child Objects | Document Object | Frameset Object | Pages Object | Pane Object | Selection Object | View Object | Zooms Object