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  • SelectionMove[ obj , dir , unit ] moves the current selection in an open notebook in the front end in the direction dir by the specified unit.
  • SelectionMove[ obj , dir , unit , n ] repeats the move n times.
  • The first argument of SelectionMove must be a NotebookObject.
  • Possible direction specifications are:
  • Possible unit specifications are:
  • Unless the option setting AutoScroll->False is given, the front end will scroll a notebook so that the result of SelectionMove is visible.
  • The front end will also usually highlight the region corresponding to the result.
  • With direction specifications After and Before, SelectionMove will usually make the current selection be an insertion point between two units of the specified type.
  • SelectionMove returns $Failed if it cannot move the selection in the way you request.
  • The EvaluationCell defines the point after which output from the current evaluation will by default be placed.
  • A GeneratedCell corresponds to an element of the output.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.10.3.
  • See also: NotebookSelection, NotebookWrite, NotebookRead.