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Writing Word Macros, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD

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Changing a Range Object

The following list presents a summary of methods that can be used to change a given Range object:

The Next and Previous methods

Apply to a Range or Selection object and return a Range object that refers to the next or previous item of the type to which they are applied (character, word, sentence, row, column, and so on).

The SetRange method

Sets the starting and ending positions of an existing range or selection.

The Start and End properties

Also set the starting and ending position of an existing range or selection.

The StartOf and EndOf methods

Move the starting or ending position of a range or selection by a specified number of units.

The HomeKey and EndKey methods

These methods of the Selection object mimic the action of the Home and End keys and return a Range object representing the resulting insertion point.

The Collapse method

Collapses the range or selection to which it is applied.

The Expand method

Expands the specified range or selection to encompass a whole unit, such as a word, sentence, or paragraph.

The Extend method

Applies to Selection objects and extends a selection to include a specified character or to include the next complete unit of text, in the following order: word, sentence, paragraph, section, entire document.

The Shrink method

Shrinks the selection to the next smallest complete unit of text, in the following order: word, sentence, paragraph, section, entire document.

The WholeStory method

Expands the range or selection to include ...

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