Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Transposing Two Paragraphs.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 18, 2016)
As you are developing a document, there may be times when you want to transpose two adjacent paragraphs. All you need to do is position the insertion point between two paragraphs you want to transpose, and then issue the macro in this tip. If you position the cursor inside a paragraph, it assumes you want to transpose the current paragraph with the following. This macro, TransposeParagraphs, will do the trick:
Sub TransposeParagraphs() Selection.MoveUp Unit:=wdParagraph, _ Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend Selection.MoveLeft Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1 Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdParagraph, _ Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend Selection.Range.Cut Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1 Selection.Range.Paste End Sub
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (977) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Transposing Two Paragraphs.
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