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reading word document line by line

Posted on 2001-06-13
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Do you have any sample code or any idea how to read data from a word document -
line by line?

The following code will only read by paragragh
but i need reading line by line(not sentence by sentence)

Dim oWord
Dim vPara As Variant
Dim sLine As String
Dim iFile As Integer

Set oWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")

Call oWord.Documents.Open(App.Path & "\a11.doc")

For Each vPara In oWord.ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
     'Get the Current Paragraph
    sLine = vPara.Range.Text

    ' Remove Paragraph Mark
    sLine = Left(sLine, Len(sLine) - 1)

    MsgBox sLine

   
Next

oWord.Application.ActiveDocument.Close
oWord.Application.Quit
MsgBox "ok"
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You need to look for soft carriage returns... hmmm
Let me have a look...
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Interesting...
soft line breaks are not a searchable entity within word from what I can see.

However, you CAN save as text with line breaks - which of course does what you want.

The immediate solution is to force a 'Save As...' operation, using the 'text with line breaks' format.

The you can read back the text file line by line.

I'm still thinking about a way to do it in code - it certainly should be possible.

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Of course, yo could do it as a select operation...

You could do it as a macro in word, then look at the macro code to get an idea of what you need to do in the word object.

Move to the start of each line, then 'select' to the end of the 'line' (not the para), then copy to clipboard, and pste as text (or RTF if that's what you want).
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pseudocode to do the deed

while not end-of-doc

  Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdLine
  Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdLine, Extend:=wdExtend
  Selection.Copy
 
  ' paste into your app...
 
  Selection.MoveRight Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1

Wend
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