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: Moving the Insertion Point to the End of a Line.

Moving the Insertion Point to the End of a Line

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 29, 2014)


If you need to move the insertion point to the end of a line under the control of a VBA macro, it is done with the EndKey method. Syntax examples are as follows:

Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdMove
Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdExtend

The first line simply moves the insertion point, the second moves it and selects all the text between the current insertion point and the end of the line.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (3442) 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: Moving the Insertion Point to the End of a Line.

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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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2017-06-30 09:42:33

David Lewis

I'm using VBA with Word 2010. Starting with the insertion point at the top of the document, the code:

Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdMove

moved the cursor to the end of the first line AND selected that line. When I removed the Extend:=wdMove part of the code, i.e. like this:

Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine

The insertion point moved to the end of the line without selecting the line of text.

Thanks for publishing these tips. I've been using them a lot.

2017-03-03 04:03:02


Hi Allen,

I have the following requirement:
I am taking print screen of my application and pasting it on the other word doc using macro in MS word.
But whenever I am taking screenshots , latest screenshot is getting pasted on the top and thus the the previous screenshot gets down in the doc.
Could you please help me with the piece of code which can paste the screenshot at the end of the other screenshots.


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