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Using InputBox to capture and re-use information in Word?

Posted on 2006-03-31
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
How do I use an InputBox to capture information and use it to populate the Document Properties in a Word Document?
Question by:yecala
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ID: 16341097
This code uses early binding for most of the objects, so set a reference to the Microsoft Word object library.
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GrahamSkan earned 1000 total points
ID: 16341100
Well this code does, anyway.

Private Sub SetPropertyValue(strDoc As String)
    Dim oDoc As Word.Document
    Dim oWord As Word.application
    Dim strPropValue As String
    Dim oDpr As Object 'DocumentProperty
    Set oWord = New Word.application
    oWord.Visible = True ' set word visible until all developement bugs eliminated. Otherwise you can leave invisible instances of WinWord running
    Set oDoc = oWord.Documents.Open(strDoc)
    Set oDpr = oDoc.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyAuthor)
    oDpr.Value = InputBox("Please give a new name for the Author", "Document Property", oDpr.Value)
End Sub

Expert Comment

ID: 16345354
If you are starting from Word, also you can add word fields in the document so anyone can fill values to document properties directly on word.


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