Sections Collection Object

Multiple objects
Multiple objects

A collection of Section objects in a selection, range, or document.

Using the Sections Collection

Use the Sections property to return the Sections collection. The following example inserts text at the end of the last section in the active document.

With ActiveDocument.Sections.Last.Range
    .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd
    .InsertAfter "end of document"
End With

Use the Add method or the InsertBreak method to add a new section to a document. The following example adds a new section at the beginning of the active document.

Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=0, End:=0)
ActiveDocument.Sections.Add Range:=myRange

The following example displays the number of sections in the active document, adds a section break above the first paragraph in the selection, and then displays the number of sections again.

MsgBox ActiveDocument.Sections.Count & " sections"
Selection.Paragraphs(1).Range.InsertBreak _
MsgBox ActiveDocument.Sections.Count & " sections"

Use Sections(index), where index is the index number, to return a single Section object. The following example changes the left and right page margins for the first section in the active document.

With ActiveDocument.Sections(1).PageSetup
    .LeftMargin = InchesToPoints(0.5)
    .RightMargin = InchesToPoints(0.5)
End With

Properties | Application Property | Count Property | Creator Property | First Property | Last Property | PageSetup Property | Parent Property

Methods | Add Method | Item Method

Parent Objects | Document Object | Range Object | Selection Object

Child Objects | PageSetup Object | Section Object