Hello. Thought this would be easy, but am having problems getting this to do *anything*. Goal is to Find/Replace the text "2007" in a Word doc and replace with "2008" (replace all) using VBA. Eventually, this small routine will be embedded in a shell I've created that opens all Word docs in a specified folder, does the find/replace, then closes the doc, saving the changes.
The "shell" works fine, but the Find/Replace doesn't seem to function. I recorded the Find/Replace routine and pulled out the relavent code (below):
.Text = "2007"
.Replacement.Text = "2008"
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue
.Format = False
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
During the recording, the Find/Replace found the two instances of 2007 and changed them without a problem. So doing it manually, it works perfectly. One instance is in a text box, one is in a section header.
Running just the snippet above on an already-open doc does nothing. I'm obviously missing something - some way that Find/Replace running in VBA differs from the manual Find/Replace done within the open doc.
Am pretty familiar with VBA for Excel and Access, but not much so in Word. Any help would be greatly appreciated!