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Word 2010 VBA - Move the cursor one character to the right every 2 seconds

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I would like to have my cursor move to the right one character every two seconds until the end of document is reached.  At the end of the document, I would like a message box popping up showing the character count and the amount of time elapsed.
What is the Word VBA code to do this?
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Question by:brothertruffle880
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by:MacroShadow
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Sub Demo()

    Dim start As Double, delay As Double
    Dim starttime As Double, endtime As Double
    Dim i As Integer


    starttime = Time

    For i = 1 To ActiveDocument.Characters.Count

        start = Timer
        delay = 2

        Selection.Move Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1

        Do Until Timer > start + delay
        Loop
    Next i

    endtime = Time

    MsgBox "This document has " & ActiveDocument.Characters.Count & " Characters." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Time elapsed: " & Format(endtime - starttime, "HH:NN:SS")

End Sub

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by:DrTribos
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You beat me to it. Nice code - I was thinking of using application.ontime I like your approach  better
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by:MacroShadow
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Thank you.
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by:brothertruffle880
ID: 39792372
The timer works but the character count is giving me the count for the entire document.    I want a count of the number of characters my cursor is traversing across, Sometimes I'm starting my count in the middle of the document.  I need the count from the start point to the end of the document.
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Sub Demo()

    Dim start As Double, delay As Double
    Dim starttime As Double, endtime As Double
    Dim i As Integer


    starttime = Time

    For i = 1 To ActiveDocument.Characters.Count - Selection.Range.start

        start = Timer
        delay = 2

        Selection.Move Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1

        Do Until Timer > start + delay
        Loop
        
    Next i

    endtime = Time

    MsgBox "The cursor has moved " & i & " Characters." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Time elapsed: " & Format(endtime - starttime, "HH:NN:SS")

End Sub

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by:brothertruffle880
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Thank you.  Terrific.
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