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# SelectionMove

 SelectionMovemoves the current selection in an open notebook in the front end in the direction dir by the specified unit. SelectionMoverepeats the move n times.
• Possible direction specifications are:
 Next make the selection be the next unit of the specified type Previous make the selection be the previous unit of the specified type After make the selection be just after the end of the present unit Before make the selection be just before the beginning of the present unit All make the selection be the whole of the present unit
• Possible unit specifications are:
 Character individual character Word word or other token Expression complete subexpression TextLine line of text GraphicsContents the contents of a graphics object Graphics complete graphics object CellContents the contents of a cell Cell complete cell CellGroup cell group EvaluationCell cell associated with the current evaluation ButtonCell cell associated with any button that initiated the evaluation GeneratedCell cell generated by the current evaluation Notebook complete notebook
• The front end will also usually highlight the region corresponding to the result.
• With direction specifications and , SelectionMove will usually make the current selection be an insertion point between two units of the specified type. »
• The defines the point after which output from the current evaluation will by default be placed.
Select the first cell after the initial selection position:
Select the third cell after the initial selection position:
 Select the first cell after the initial selection position: Select the third cell after the initial selection position:
 Scope   (1)
Create a notebook:
Move the selection to the first letter:
Move the selection to the CellGroup:
Move the selection to the graphics within the cell:
Move the selection to the end of the notebook:
 Options   (1)
Normally, any selection is visibly displayed in the notebook window regardless of its location:
With AutoScroll set to False, the selection is offscreen:
SelectionMove regards inline cells as equivalent to words:
To emulate keyboard cursor movement, use a front end token such as "MoveNext":
SelectionMove can only select multiple cells as part of a CellGroup unit specification:
To select a series of individual cells, use a front end token such as :