stuff text into MS Word from VB

Posted on 2002-05-02
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I'm reasonably conversant w/ VB and VBA but I can't figure out how to do what I believe should be a simple operation which is to take a bunch of text (call it a long string) and stuff it into MS Word (opening an instantiation of Word as part of the process). I can worry about formatting & stuff later, if someone can just push on my chest to get me breathing.

Thanks for your time.
Question by:HobbitHouse

Accepted Solution

nzjonboy earned 200 total points
ID: 6987195
check out this basic tutorial


LVL 18

Expert Comment

ID: 6987285
reference microsoft word object library:

Dim wdApp As New Word.Application
Dim wdDoc As Word.Document

Set wdDoc = wdApp.Documents.Add
wdDoc.Content.InsertBefore "WRITE THIS TO THE NEW DOCUMENT"
wdDoc.SaveAs "C:\windows\desktop\testDoc.doc"

Set wdDoc = Nothing
Set wdApp = Nothing

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction While answering a recent question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27402310.html) in the VB classic zone, I wrote some VB code in the (Office) VBA environment, rather than fire up my older PC.  I didn't post completely correct code o…
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question