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Word 2007: Using a relative reference to access adjacent cells in a table

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I am working with a table in Microsoft Word (2007)
1) Using VBA how can I access cells adjacent to the active cell using relative referencing
2) To add to the question, suppose the active cell to be in a nested table, how would I navigate the table object model to access cells in the parent table, where ever they might be, without resorting to direct referencing (e.g. ActiveDocument.Tables.Cell(2,3) &.etc)

Please see attached example or just follow this link to see an illustration of the question
http://www.eligreen.com/share/RelativeCellReference.pdf

Please provide a snippet for each cell in the illustration. Thank you!

      
      
            
            
            
            

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Commented:
This macro shows a way of working with the outer table.
Sub NestedTables()
    Dim wrdCellInner As Word.Cell
    Dim wrdCellOuter As Word.Cell
    Dim wrdOuterTable As Word.Table
    Dim wrdRange As Word.Range
    
    Set wrdRange = Selection.Range
    If wrdRange.Cells.Count Then
        Set wrdCellInner = wrdRange.Cells(1)
        If wrdCellInner.NestingLevel = 2 Then
            wrdRange.Expand wdTable
            wrdRange.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
            Set wrdCellOuter = wrdRange.Cells(1)
            Set wrdOuterTable = wrdRange.Tables(1)
            wrdOuterTable.Rows(wrdCellOuter.RowIndex).Height = CentimetersToPoints(3)
            wrdOuterTable.Rows(wrdCellOuter.RowIndex + 3).Height = CentimetersToPoints(3)
        End If
    End If
End Sub

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Commented:
Thank you GrahamSkan!
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