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Creating a word doc in vb and formating??

Posted on 2006-11-07
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Hi,

I am extracting data from Excel worksheet and write to the WORD file.
I wrote VB code on the EXCEL itself in modules
So each record will be a word doc. I am writing values to the word doc.

so I am using  something like,
Set pen = createTextFile(filename)
pen.WriteLine(put stuff here)

 Can I format the text I write??? (FONT, BOLD, COLOR...etc)

Example will be like this:

1) Name:  XXXX
2)Address: XXXX
3)Title:  XXXX

XXXXX are coming from Excel..
Thanks
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Question by:dkim18
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by:GrahamSkan
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I don't know where the text file fits in.

This code creates a new Word document, takes data from the Active worksheet and places it in the new Word document.
It bolds the data from the worksheet.
It uses early binding, so you need to set a reference to the Word object tlibrary
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Forgot the code:

Option Explicit

Sub WriteWordDoc()
    Dim wdApp As Word.Application
    Dim wdDoc As Word.Document
    Dim rng As Word.Range
   
    Set wdApp = New Word.Application
    wdApp.Visible = True
    Set wdDoc = wdApp.Documents.Add
    Set rng = wdDoc.Range
    rng.Text = "1) Name: "
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    rng.InsertAfter ActiveSheet.Cells(2, 1) & vbCr
    rng.Font.Bold = True
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    rng.InsertAfter "2) Address: "
    rng.Font.Bold = False
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    rng.InsertAfter ActiveSheet.Cells(2, 2) & vbCr
    rng.Font.Bold = True
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    rng.InsertAfter "3) Title: "
    rng.Font.Bold = False
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    rng.InsertAfter ActiveSheet.Cells(2, 3) & vbCr
    rng.Font.Bold = True
End Sub
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by:dkim18
ID: 17899500
Thanks much.

So I should use the WORD.Application instead of FSO object.
I will try this and let you know if it worked out.
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by:GrahamSkan
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You have to use something that understands the Word document. I know Word does.
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by:dkim18
ID: 17899971
GrahamSkan,

Thanks so much.
I got it working.
I will need to look into the WORD library.

One more question.
wdApp.Selection.typeText text:="DDFDFDFDF" <==== I guess this is another way to write to the doc??

I wonder this can also handle the formating I need to do..
Again thanks millions.
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by:GrahamSkan
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Thanks.
You can use Selection.TypeText. Personally, I try to avoid using the Selection object. It can make the code difficult to understand, so more difficult to maintain. Also there is only one such object per application, while you can have as many Range objects as you like.
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by:dkim18
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Got it.
Thanks much.
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