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trying to retrieve the end range of a range object

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I want to retrieve the end range of a range object but my code in the follow only gave a return of value 1:
Sub cntEndRng()
Dim x As Range, y As Range, z As Range
Dim xrnt As Long, yrnt As Long, zrnt As Long
Set x = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range
Set y = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range
xrnt = x.Start
yrnt = y.End
Set z = ActiveDocument.Range(xrnt, yrnt)
if z.find.execute("_")=ture then
zrnt=z.moveuntil("_",wdforward)
set a=activedocument.range(xrnt,xrnt+zrnt)
arnt=a.end
MsgBox arnt
End Sub
I and looking for _ in a text and need to know the position of that _.
What could I have done differently to get the right result?
Thank you.
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Question by:isischen
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by:isischen
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I am using Microsoft Word 2003' VBA language.
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by:GrahamSkan
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It is not at all clear what you are trying to do.

If you want to find the range of the first "_" in the first paragraph of of the active document, all you need is this.

Sub cntEndRng()
    Dim z As Range
   
    Set z = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range
    If z.Find.Execute("_") = True Then
            MsgBox "The string: ""_"" is in the first paragraph, ending " & z.End & " characters from the start of the document."
    Else
            MsgBox "There is no ""_"" is in the first paragraph."
    End If
End Sub
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by:isischen
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GrahamSkan, thank you for your comment but your sub always run into the ELSE:...  no "_" msgbox.
I am going to find a number of target symbols and increments each range along the way therefore I need to know each start and end position of each symbol found in a paragraph.  So that I could referencing each symbol in a seperate sub.
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by:isischen
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sorry, GrahamSkan, Your code did worked after all but I want to find the end posotion of an incremented range summed from a series of variable of return by the MOVEUNTIL method.
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by:GrahamSkan
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You can keep use the Find object to locate subsequent positions

Sub cntEndRng()
    Dim z As Range
    Dim Ends() As Long
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim strFindText As String
   
    strFindText = "_"
    Set z = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range
    Do While z.Find.Execute(strFindText)
        ReDim Preserve Ends(i)
        Ends(i) = z.End
        Debug.Print z.End
        i = i + 1
    Loop
    MsgBox "There are " & i & " occurences of """ & strFindText & """ in the first paragraph."
End Sub


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by:GrahamSkan
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I misunderstood, because your example showed only the one character. I'll create some similar code for Moveuntil.
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by:isischen
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My symbol varies so I can't use a loop.
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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Don't know why you can't use a loop, but this will find the position of any of the characters in the list defined by strFindText;
Sub cntEndRng()
    Dim z As Range
    Dim Ends() As Long
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim strFindText As String
    Dim c As Integer
    strFindText = "_a"
    Set z = ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range
    z.Collapse wdCollapseStart
    Do
        c = z.MoveUntil(strFindText)
        If c = 0 Then
            Exit Do
        End If
        If z.InRange(ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range) Then
            z.Move wdCharacter, 1
            ReDim Preserve Ends(i)
            Ends(i) = z.End
            i = i + 1
        End If
    Loop While z.InRange(ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range)
    MsgBox "There are " & i & " occurences of any of the characters in """ & strFindText & """ in the first paragraph."
End Sub

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