OLE messaging - Word and Text Controls

Posted on 1998-11-23
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I'm using VB5 and invoking Word 7 - Windows 95 (via the OLE messaging interface) in order to spell-check the contents of a text box at run-time. When the text is returned from Word - and assigned to the text box text property - sometimes (not always) the CR or TAB characters are displayed as square boxes. (I've checked that these are CR or TAB characters using the debugger). What's going on?
Question by:mags_12
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Try to change the font for trueType font...

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True Type fonts are used in both the text control and the word document in which the spell-check is undertaken

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Why not check for the last character on the text box in the TEXT_CHANGE event, and if last char is not TAB or CR then remove it. You can use the following function to remove non-alpha/numeric char from a string.

Public Function RemoveTABorCR(WHATSTRING As String) As String

Dim iCnt As Integer
For iCnt = 1 To Len(SOMESTR)
    If iCnt > Len(SOMESTR) Then Exit For
    If Asc(Mid(SOMESTR, iCnt, 1)) < 32 Or Asc(Mid(SOMESTR, iCnt, 1)) > 126 Then
        SOMESTR = Left(SOMESTR, iCnt - 1) & Right(SOMESTR, Len(SOMESTR) - iCnt)
    End If
Next iCnt
If Asc(Right(SOMESTR, 1)) = 13 Or Asc(Right(SOMESTR, 1)) = 8 Or Asc(Right(SOMESTR, 1)) = 9 Or Asc(Right(SOMESTR, 1)) = 10 Then SOMESTR = Left(SOMESTR, Len(SOMESTR) - 1)

To call the function you would type: RemoveTABorCR(TEXT1.TEXT)

I hope this would help


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Thanks very much for your reply mmahdi but I actually want to retain the original formatting (CR or TAB) as eventually the text in this control is put into a Word document and printed or e-mailed.

I just don't want the CRs & Tabs to appear as squares when they are returned from the Word spell-checker!

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bear454 earned 100 total points
ID: 1446359
Use a RichTextBox instead of Textbox - there is better cross-compatibility in structure between Word and RTB than textbox.

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