vb.net open word document, find bookmark, type text and print

I have a word document with a bookmark called "mybookmark".  How do I find the bookmark, type some text there, print it and close the document?
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try this:

Function FindBMark()
   Dim WordObj As Word.Application
   Dim WordDoc As Word.Document
   Dim WordRange As Word.Range
   Set WordObj = CreateObject("Word.Application")
   Set WordDoc = WordObj.Documents.Open _
       ("C:\My Documents\Wordtest.doc")
   WordObj.Visible = True

   ' Go to the bookmark named "mybookmark."
   Set WordRange = WordDoc.Goto(What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="mybookmark")
   WordRange.InsertAfter "Here is some text for you"
    WordDoc.PrintOut Background:=False

   ' Uncomment the next line of code to save the modified document.
   ' Uncomment the line of code to quit Microsoft Word without
   ' saving changes to the document.
   'WordObj.Quit SaveChanges:=wdDoNotSaveChanges

   Set WordObj = Nothing
End Function

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jackjohnson44Author Commented:
thanks, I tried that but it said it can't find my bookmark even though I know it is there.  Is there any way to maybe list the bookmarks?
wordDoc should have a Bookmarks collection
so wordDoc.Bookmarks.Count gives you the number, if you loop over it you can figure out the names of the single bookmarks.
Also, it might be that the name of the bookmark is case sensitive, did you check on that?

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jackjohnson44Author Commented:
thanks, but I can't find my bookmark, it says "Word cannot find the requested bookmark."

It is definitely there though.  Haven't found a way to list them though.
jackjohnson44Author Commented:
I can't even find the bookmark this way, even though it prints out the name correctly.
        WordRange = WordDoc.GoTo(Word.WdGoToItem.wdGoToBookmark, Name:=WordDoc.Bookmarks.Item(1).Name)
jackjohnson44Author Commented:
       WordRange = WordDoc.Bookmarks.Item(1).Range
this is what I needed, the other line did not work
Set WordRange = WordDoc.Goto(What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="mybookmark")
Well, glad you finally solved it.
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