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Using vb.net, Word 2003, not quite sure why the following function isn't working.  The do while evaluates to true, but it passes right over the with clause. I use something almost identical to find and delete an entire line, so I'm not quite sure what's going on. BTW, I want to find the text "Your Ref:", and then bold the entire line where this string resides; also, it always resides at the beginning of the line.

 Sub BoldYourRef(ByVal doc As Object)

        Dim wdApp As Object 'Word.Application
        Dim Unit1 As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdUnits = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdUnits.wdLine
        wdApp = doc.Application
        doc.Range.Select()
        wdApp.Selection.Find.Text = "Your Ref:"
        Do While wdApp.Selection.Find.Execute(FindText:="Your Ref:", Forward:=True, _
                    Format:=True) = True
           With wdApp.Selection
             wdApp.Selection.Expand(Unit1)
             wdApp.selection.Font.Bold = True
            End With
        Loop
    End Sub


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Does something like the following work for you?
Sub BoldYourRef(ByVal doc As Object)
    Dim wdApp As Object 'Word.Application
    Dim Unit1 As Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdUnits = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.WdUnits.wdLine
    wdApp = doc.Application
    wdApp.Selection.HomeKey(6)
    wdApp.Selection.Find.Text = "Your Ref:"
    Do While wdApp.Selection.Find.Execute(FindText:="Your Ref:", Forward:=True, Format:=True) = True
        With wdApp.Selection
            wdApp.Selection.Expand(Unit1)
            wdApp.selection.Font.Bold = True
            wdApp.Selection.Collapse(0)
        End With
    Loop
End Sub

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by:crafuse
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sweet. beautiful. great. and awesome.

thanks!
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