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How to select non-heading paragraphs in Word?

Author: Amanda Li Last Modified: 2012-08-08

To meet some requirements, we need to select some non-heading paragraphs. Instead of selecting one by one, is there any easier way to select all non-heading paragraphs with one click. This tutorial will introduce you two methods to select non-heading paragraphs.

Select non-heading paragraphs with the VBA

Select non-heading paragraphs with Kutool for Word

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Fortunately, we can use VBA to select non-heading paragraphs. It is an easy way.

Step 1: Press “Alt-F11” to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window;

Step 2: Click Module on the Insert tab, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window;

Step 3: Then click Rundoc-reverse-sign-6 button to apply the VBA.

The VBA code of selcting non-heading paragraphs

Sub SelectNonHeadingParagraphs()
Dim tempTable As Paragraph
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
ActiveDocument.DeleteAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone
For Each tempTable In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
'Debug.Print tempTable.Range.Style & " " & wdStyleHeading1
If tempTable.Style<>ActiveDocument.Styles(wdStyleHeading1) Then
'Debug.Print "aaa"
tempTable.Range.Editors.Add wdEditorEveryone
End If
ActiveDocument.SelectAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone
ActiveDocument.DeleteAllEditableRanges wdEditorEveryone
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Note : this method takes Heading1 as an example. You can use other Heading styles to replace heading 1. If the document include several Heading styles, this method is not suitable

arrow blue right bubbleSelect all non-heading paragraphs with the Kutool for Word

Kutool for Word is most handy way to select non-heading paragraphs. After you have installed Kutool for Word, one click will help you complete the whole operation.

Kutools for Word, a handy add-in, includes groups of tools to ease your work and enhance your ability of processing word document. Free Trial for 45 days! Get It Now!

Click Kutools >Paragraph Select on the Paragraph Select group. See screenshot


For more detailed information about Select Non-Heading Paragraphs of Kutools for Word, please visit: Paragraph Select feature description

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