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Microsoft KB Archive/170731

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Article ID: 170731

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170731


This article discusses methods that you can use to determine whether the insertion point is within the last cell of a Word table.


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The Selection.Move method moves the insertion point to the next cell in the table. The function form of the Selection Move method,

   Selection.Move(Unit:=wdCell, Count:=1)

returns 0 (zero) if there is no next cell in the table. This may be useful for avoiding the addition of a new row in a table.

This macro posts a message if the current cell is the last cell in the table. The MsgBox command can be replaced by other commands, depending on the purpose of the macro.

   Sub IsLastCell()
      If Selection.Information(wdWithInTable) Then
         If Selection.Move(Unit:=wdCell, Count:=1) = 0 Then
            MsgBox "Last cell of table."
         End If
      End If
   End Sub

For more information about Move Method, in the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type Move Method, click Search, and then click to view "Move Method (Word 97)."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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