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MS WORD: introduce a variable field in wordart

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Need to generate a word form which uses a wordart to show a variable field (an incremental number).
(other than change the number and print as indicated bellow)
ActiveDocument.Shapes("WordArt 2").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.TextEffect.Text = "00005"
    Application.PrintOut FileName:="", Range:=wdPrintAllDocument, .... (rest of print follows)
ActiveDocument.Shapes("WordArt 2").Select
    Selection.ShapeRange.TextEffect.Text = "00006"
    Application.PrintOut FileName:="", Range:=wdPrintAllDocument, .... (rest of print follows)
Etc etc
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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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So I guess I don't understand your question.... you need to generate a word form????  and you want the word form to contain wordart?

Please clarify

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Thanks,

Yes, I need a word form (think it like a ticket) which has (amont text and graphics) a number on it. The number is variable (incremental) and is written with word art.

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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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But do you need the VB code?  It appears you already have the code.... I'm still a little confused.... sorry

    ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddTextEffect(msoTextEffect25, "00001", _

        "Times New Roman", 36#, msoFalse, msoFalse, 261.35, 261#).Select

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The code I have posted is the one I would like to avoid (if that is possible). I want to insert a FIELD into the wordart (instead of insert text). That would allow me use the mail merge facility.
Allow me to explain further:
I have a form with text and graphics and a variable number. I would like to take this number from a list (i.e. an Excel Range), so I can only manipulate said list every time I need to generate a bath of forms.  If I use a VBA macro as the one posted, I would have to read such list along with the macro, which (is it is possible) I want to avoid.

Thanks

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by:Joanne M. Orzech
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Well, I'm afraid you've lost me.....I just don't understand what you need I guess.  If you have the number you need in Excel, then just insert that field into the Word document.....

If you don't want to use VB, then what do you want?


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by:CPH_SYS
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Is not just "the number". Is a big list of numbers, which list grows (more numbers are added to it). Let me explain in other words (I assume you are familiar with mail-merge):
Assume you want to write a letter which has a variable field (you want to write one letter for each variable field you have). That is very easy using mail-merge. Just need to insert a field code in the basic letter and MS word mail merge do the rest.
Now, kyou have the same, but you want to number as a wordArt shape (each different number). So the ideal woulb be to insert a field in wordart (isntead to the plain text) But I believe that is not permitted.

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You're right... it's not permitted - and you can't do it without using VB.  

Why does it have to be WordArt - I'm curious.
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The main reason is because the number needs to appears rotated in the form (the other reason is because it would be better is the number has a fancy shape).

Thanks any way

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Well, if you put the number in a table, you can rotate the text....to a certain degree anyway.  And I think if you used the right fonts, and colors, etc., you wouldn't need WordArt....but I leave that up to you.

000002.doc
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Thank you JOrzech. My problem is that the rotations needs to be either 30, 45 or 60 degrees. Unless I have missed something, MS word 2003 only allows to rotate 90 degrees (or -90, which is the same for this purposes).

When I start to work on this form, my first intention was to use a word table. As Excel permits to rotate a number in any degree, I was expecting to have the same facility in MS word tables, but I could not find it.

Brgds,

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Closed because the problem has no solution
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It can't be done is an answer....
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