vb left function not working

Posted on 2008-06-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
i have vb sub under Excel, which returns this error: "Object doesnt support this property or method".
the code succesfully openes a word doc file, and cycles through each word in the doc.
i want to write a line saying: "if a word starts with the letters FLD then..."
but i keep getting this error message.
i tried using left and left$ (i dont know the difference but i saw the use of both), but both didnt work.
the code attached. can anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong?
Private Sub OK_Click()

'hide form


Dim path$

'gets the path for the word file

path$ = findProposal.Label1

GetWordDoc (path$)

End Sub

Function GetWordDoc(strPath As String) As Boolean

   Dim objDoc As Object, objRange As Object, objAppWord As Object

   Dim strNewPath As String

   Dim wks As Worksheet

   Dim n As Long

   Dim varLookup

   On Error GoTo err_handle

   GetWordDoc = True

   Set wks = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("MergeSheet")

   Set objDoc = GetObject(strPath, "Word.Document")

   Set objAppWord = objDoc.Application


   For n = 1 To objDoc.Words.Count

'this is the problematic line:

       If Left(objDoc.Words.Text, 3) = "FLD" Then

       End If


    Next n




   Exit Function


   MsgBox Err.Description

   GetWordDoc = False

   Resume clean_up

End Function

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Question by:Or_A
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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For n = 1 To objDoc.Words.Count
'this is the problematic line:
       If Left(objDoc.Words.Text, 3) = "FLD" Then
       End If
    Next n


For n = 1 To objDoc.Words.Count
'this is the problematic line:
       If Left(objDoc.Words(n).Text, 3) = "FLD" Then
       End If
    Next n

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i'm dumb

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