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Hey, I can't quite figure something out.  Keep in mind I'm not using real VB, I'm using Word VB.

I can place things in my document and I can have different things select and such, but is there a way I can have the cursor go to the last line of a specificed page?  I was hoping there was a command like:

"Activedocument.MoveEndOfPage"

There isn't one, unfortunately.  Any equivelant to do such?

Thanks for any help..

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by:wesleystewart
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Have you looked at the Goto method of the Selection object?  It looks like this syntax might work after you select the page/document/whatever:

Selection.Goto Which:=wdGoToLast

Wes
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by:wesleystewart
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This is from Word Help regarding the .End property:

This example retrieves the ending position of the selection. This value is used to create a range so that a field can be inserted after the selection.

pos = Selection.End
Set myRange = ActiveDocument.Range(Start:=pos, End:=pos)
ActiveDocument.Fields.Add Range:=myRange, Type:=wdFieldAuthor

Wes
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by:paul_tsekov
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Hi VBfan,
 if there is a thing like ActiveDocument.SetFocus

then you could use the three following rows:

  ActiveDocument.SetFocus
  SendKeys "{PGDN}"
  SendKeys "{Home}"

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by:wesleystewart
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That would certainly work, but I would avoid SendKeys like the plague.  If that's the only way you can do it that's fine, but otherwise . . .

Wes
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by:saksafon2
ID: 2604331
I'm working with not-very intelligent people.
Sending something flimsy like a sendkey might cause problems down the road.

Thanks for the response, though!

rick
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by:saksafon2
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^^ About my comment, don't take that the wrong way, I just read my comment over and laughed.  I meant it as the people I'm working with on my job.  Someone might mess with the document and throw things off.. lol

rick
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by:saksafon2
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by:saksafon2
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Wes, I see what your saying about the Goto end..
How can I go about selecting the entire page (including <CR>'s) so that this will work?

rick


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by:wesleystewart
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Did you try:

ActiveDocument.Select
Selection.Goto Which:=wdGoToLast

That might be a little cludgy.  I'll see if I can find something else.

Wes
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by:saksafon2
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Thats the right track, except

"ActiveDocument.Select"...

selects the entire 4 page document.  I'd like it to suggest just the first page.. Hmmm..

I'm figuring it would be similar to "ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select"

Like.. "ActiveDocument.Page(1).Range.Select", but page isn't an ob.

Hm!

rick
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wesleystewart earned 50 total points
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Here's another useful widget:

Selection.InsertAfter "End of section 1."

It looks like the InsertAfter takes you to teh end of the selection also.

Alas, I couldn't find any Pages property.  It looks like paragraphs will have to do.

You can access Sections of the document with:

Document.Sections(1)

if you have split your document into sections, which you can do with >>Insert>>Break

Wes
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by:saksafon2
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Wonderful!  Your comment about adding the Sections did it.  Here is the outcome:

What I needed to do was place a signature line and a few other lines of text at the end of the page.  It tried just having a bookmark to go to, but when I'd have my variable body text added, it would push the bookmark down and make it impossible to line up.  Now, the end of page 1 is a section break.

ActiveDocument.Sections(1).Range.Select
Selection.GoTo.EndOf (wdSection)
Selection.MoveUp unit:=wdLine, Count:=10

I select the first section (which is page one), go to the end of the section which kicks the cursor to the opening of page two, and bring it up ten lines to place the information where I needed it.

Thanks for your help!  I appreciate your efforts.

-Rick Detroit
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by:wesleystewart
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Happy to help.  

Good Luck in the future.  Word seems to have the most convoluted object model of all the Office products . . .

Wes
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