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Create macro in word 2003 to insert watermark on pages designated as letterhead

Posted on 2008-06-24
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I need to create a macro in word 2003 that will insert a background preferably onto all letter headed defined paper. The image when inserted should be positioned behind the text and will cover the entire page like a watermark scaled at 100%: -

Sub MBSBACKGROUND()
'
' MBSlhead Macro
' Insert MBS letter head - Macro recorded 28/01/2008 by luke.griffiths
'
    ActiveDocument.Sections(1).Range.Select
    ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageHeader
    Selection.HeaderFooter.Shapes.AddPicture(FileName:= _
        "\\*****\MBSLhead.jpg", LinkToFile:=False, _
        SaveWithDocument:=True).Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.Name = "WordPictureWatermark1"
    Selection.ShapeRange.PictureFormat.Brightness = 0.5
    Selection.ShapeRange.PictureFormat.Contrast = 0.5
    Selection.ShapeRange.LockAspectRatio = True
    Selection.ShapeRange.Height = CentimetersToPoints(29.7)
    Selection.ShapeRange.Width = CentimetersToPoints(21)
    Selection.ShapeRange.WrapFormat.AllowOverlap = True
    Selection.ShapeRange.WrapFormat.Side = wdWrapNone
    Selection.ShapeRange.WrapFormat.Type = 3
    Selection.ShapeRange.RelativeHorizontalPosition = _
        wdRelativeVerticalPositionMargin
    Selection.ShapeRange.RelativeVerticalPosition = _
        wdRelativeVerticalPositionMargin
    Selection.ShapeRange.Left = wdShapeCenter
    Selection.ShapeRange.Top = wdShapeCenter
    ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekMainDocument
End Sub

It would be perfect if the above could be modified, so instead of appearing on every page of the letter, the watermark would only appears on pages that have been designated letterhead in File/Page Setup/Paper/Paper Source.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Question by:llantwit
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Here you go. - I've slightly modified your code so that it checks each section etc

Sub MBSBACKGROUND()

Dim x As Integer, n As Integer
   
    x = 1
   
    Do While x <= Selection.Information(wdNumberOfPagesInDocument)
       
        Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToPage, Which:=wdGoToNext, Name:=x
       
        n = Selection.Information(wdActiveEndSectionNumber)
       
        If Selection.PageSetup.PaperSize = wdPaperLetter Then
            With Selection.ShapeRange
                ActiveDocument.Sections(n).Range.Select
                ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageHeader
                Selection.HeaderFooter.Shapes.AddPicture(FileName:= _
                    "\\*****\MBSLhead.jpg", LinkToFile:=False, _
                    SaveWithDocument:=True).Select
                .Name = "WordPictureWatermark1"
                .PictureFormat.Brightness = 0.5
                .PictureFormat.Contrast = 0.5
                .LockAspectRatio = True
                .Height = CentimetersToPoints(29.7)
                .Width = CentimetersToPoints(21)
                .WrapFormat.AllowOverlap = True
                .WrapFormat.Side = wdWrapNone
                .WrapFormat.Type = 3
                .RelativeHorizontalPosition = _
                    wdRelativeVerticalPositionMargin
                .RelativeVerticalPosition = _
                    wdRelativeVerticalPositionMargin
                .Left = wdShapeCenter
                .Top = wdShapeCenter
                ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekMainDocument
            End With

        End If

        x = x + 1

    Loop
 
end sub
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by:llantwit
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Could the macro be changed so that instead of selecting (wdPaperLetter): -

If Selection.PageSetup.PaperSize = wdPaperLetter Then

It will select the pages that are printing from tray 3, which contains the headed paper.
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