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Macro to Prompt User for Entry of Text into Word Bookmarks

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I have a Word Document with 2 Bookmarks Named Bookmark_Header and Bookmark_Footer, which have been placed into my Word document in their respective Header/Footer Locations.

What I need is a macro that prompts the user for Text and places that Text in both Bookmarks

i.e.Document Opens
Input Box says
Please Enter Filename
User types in New Business Data (or whatever they choose)
Result
the Bookmark_Header displays New Business Data
and the Bookmark_Footer also displays New Business Data

Also, can we clear out any Text to the right of the bookmark that already exists before typing thr File Name

What is the VBA Code for a Macro that I can use in the Document Open event to do this?  Thanks
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by:charming
ID: 20282467
Created a Sub Named EnterData.  This works beautifully if the Bookmark is on the Main Document.  However if the Bookmark is in the Header or Footer I get this error

Runtime error 5678 Word cannot find the requested bookmark.

Breaks here Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="Bookmark_Header"
Any ideas? Thanks

Sub EnterData()

Dim strData As String
strData = InputBox("Enter data?")
Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="Bookmark_Header"
Selection.Delete Unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1
Selection.InsertAfter strData
ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Add Range:=Selection.Range, Name:="Bookmark_Header"

End Sub
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GrahamSkan earned 1060 total points
ID: 20285028
Try this:

Sub EnterData()
    Dim strData As String
    Dim rng As Range
    Dim Start As Long
   
    strData = InputBox("Enter data?")
    Set rng = ActiveDocument.Bookmarks("Bookmark_Header").Range
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    Start = rng.End
    rng.WholeStory
    rng.Start = Start
    rng.Text = strData
    ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Add "Bookmark_Header", rng 'redefine bookmark to encompass new text
End Sub
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