Document.SelectNodes (Word)

Returns an XMLNodes collection that represents all the nodes that match the XPath parameter in the order in which they appear in the document or range.

Setting the FastSearchSkippingTextNodes parameter to True diminishes performance, because Microsoft Word searches all nodes in a document against the text contained in the node.

SelectNodes (XPath, PrefixMapping, FastSearchSkippingTextNodes)

Dim objElements As XMLNodes 
Dim strElement As String 
Dim strPrefix As String 
strElement = "/x:catalog/x:book" 
strPrefix = "xmlns:x=""" & ActiveDocument _ 
 .XMLSchemaReferences(1).NamespaceURI & """" 
Set objElements = ActiveDocument _ 
 .SelectNodes(strElement, strPrefix)


The following argument is required

XPath (String) - A valid XPath string. For more information on XPath, see the XPath reference documentation on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site.

Optional arguments

The following arguments are optional

PrefixMapping (String) - Provides the prefix in the schema against which to perform the search. Use the PrefixMapping parameter if your XPath parameter uses names to search for elements.

FastSearchSkippingTextNodes (Boolean) - True skips all text nodes while searching for the specified node. False includes text nodes in the search. Default value is False.