Word Plugin w/ MFC / ATL - How to modify text contents of active document.

Posted on 2007-04-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I have a MS Word plugin using MFC and ATL.  I know how to get a pointer to the Word active document.  I can save the document, etc., but how can I get access to the text contents of that document to modify it then save it.

Question by:craig20120
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ID: 18863125
You need to search class Selection or Range
"Use the InsertAfter or InsertBefore method to insert text before or after a Selection or Range object. The following example inserts text at the end of the active document."

It can be /VBA code/
Set doc = ActiveDocument
Set rngRange = _
    doc.Range(doc.Paragraphs(1).Start,  doc.Paragraphs(1).End - 1)
rngRange.InsertAfter _
    " This is now the last sentence in paragraph one."

Author Comment

ID: 18863152
Question...  "It can be VBA code".  Is that a question or a statement??  I don't know how to call VBA code from C++.  


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AlexNek earned 250 total points
ID: 18863223
It is a statement with notice.
"It can be:"
You don't need to use VBA code in C++. Try only to look into.
Can you see using of ActiveDocument.Range, ActiveDocument.Paragraph(), Range.InsertAfter()?
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Author Comment

ID: 18865159
Yes, I can use those functions.  Not sure of the syntax though.  Do you have the C++ code.
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Expert Comment

ID: 18885498
No, I haven't C++ cod.e It can be something like that:

CRange* rngRange = pDocumentt->Range(pDocumentt->Paragraphs(1)->Start(),  pDocumentt->Paragraphs(1)->End() - 1);

rngRange->InsertAfter(" This is now the last sentence in paragraph one.");

Author Comment

ID: 18886025
Does rngRange represent the actual word document itself?   In other words, if I save it to a database, I can read it back out again??  


Author Comment

ID: 18886040
Disregard, the last comment.  Thanks for your help.


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