Determining if a Text Selection Exists

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated September 23, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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There are numerous times when you are writing macros when you will need to determine if the user has made a selection. The following VBA code will let you know if a selection has been made. The variable designated to be a flag (InSelection) is first set to False, and then the Type property of the Selection object is used to determine if there is a selection. If so, then InSelection is set to True.

InSelection = False
If Selection.Type = wdSelectionIP Then InSelection = True

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is six less than 9?

2021-09-30 02:32:25

Anomander Rake

of just type:

InSelection = (Selection.Type = wdSelectionIP)


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