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Find and replace in a MS Word Document from Access, without any code in the word docs

Posted on 2004-10-18
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heya again guys

I have a form that opens a Word document that the user chooses from a list of about 100 or so possible standard letters they send out.  All of the documents have the fields that the database can give them set up as @App_first @App_Last @app..... etc etc

what I need to know is what code to put in the following blank spot:

Function CreateDoc()
Dim myWord As Word.Application
Dim myDoc As Word.Document
Set myWord = New Word.Application
Debug.Print docToOpen
Set myDoc = myWord.Documents.Open(docToOpen)
myDoc.SaveAs ccSaveDir
myDoc.SaveAs SaveDir
myWord.Visible = True

'INSERT FIND AND REPLACE CODE HERE LATER

Set myDoc = Nothing
Set myWord = Nothing
End Function

I have all the needed variables stored that have to go in it, I just need the way to get them accross, I've tried but can't quite seem to get it right
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by:flavo
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myDoc.selection.wholestory
With myDoc.selection.Find
         .Text = "A"
        .Replacement.Text = "B"
        .Forward = True
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .Format = False
        .MatchCase = False
        .MatchWholeWord = False
        .MatchWildcards = False
        .MatchSoundsLike = False
        .MatchAllWordForms = False
end with

Hope this helps

Dave
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by:flavo
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and 1 more line

myDoc.Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
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by:K_man
ID: 12342537

I get an "Object doesn't support this property or method on the myDoc.Selection.wholestory line

looks so very promising tho
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by:flavo
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ok, ill take a proper look at it.

Dave
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by:K_man
ID: 12342572
ah, myDoc was my document object, myWord was the word.application
I really should start hitting ctrl space more

and thank you ! it works

just one more thing though, how do I stop it from having the whole document selected when its finished ?
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flavo earned 500 total points
ID: 12342583
ok got it

With oWord.ActiveWindow.Selection.Find
         .Text = "Test"
        .Replacement.Text = "wooooo!!!!"
        .Forward = True
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .Format = False
        .MatchCase = False
        .MatchWholeWord = False
        .MatchWildcards = False
        .MatchSoundsLike = False
        .MatchAllWordForms = False
End With

oWord.Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
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by:flavo
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you can select the first word, not sure about no selection sorry

oWord.ActiveWindow.Selection.Words(1).Select
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by:K_man
ID: 12342618

On a slightly different note..

There are about eh.. something like 20 things I need to check for so I'm goign to need to make it a function, Is it better to pass the word object through to the function or to declare the word object as a global, or can I put the function itself inside the sub that already has the declaration (I could do that in Jade but not sure about Access)
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by:flavo
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Hmmm..  Not too sure what would be faster, need to do some tests, but im guessing that declaring the word object as a global would use less memory.
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you the man

I just ended up passing it

I'll give you the points for this then post part two, don't go anywhere
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