Find-VBA Operation falling into an endless loop in tables

Dear Experts:

below macro counts the number of occurrences of bold formatting in a document. It is running fine on documents WITHOUT tables. As soon as there is a BOLD FORMATTED WORD within a TABLE, the macro falls into an endless loop.

How do I have to change the code to include also tables?

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
Sub CountNumber_FindOperation
 
Dim rngStory As range
Dim i As Long
 
Set rngStory = ActiveDocument.StoryRanges(wdMainTextStory)
    With rngStory.Find
      .Font.Bold = True
      While .Execute
        i = i + 1
      Wend
    End With
If i > 0 Then
  MsgBox "Occurrences of bold formatting found " & i & " time(s)."
Else
  MsgBox "No bold formatting found", vbOKOnly, "No bold formatting!"
  End If
End Sub

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
do not use the with with the .execute.
syntax: ok
side-effect: endless loop.

I had th esame problem once also ...

Sub CountNumber_FindOperation
 
Dim rngStory As range
Dim i As Long
 
Set rngStory = ActiveDocument.StoryRanges(wdMainTextStory)
rngStory.Find.Font.Bold = True
While rngStory.Find.Execute
  i = i + 1
Wend 
If i > 0 Then
  MsgBox "Occurrences of bold formatting found " & i & " time(s)."
Else
  MsgBox "No bold formatting found", vbOKOnly, "No bold formatting!"
  End If
End Sub

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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi angelIII,
thank you very much for your quick answer. I just tried out your code. I am afraid to tell you that the macro still falls into an endless loop as soon as it hits bold formatted words in a table.

Any idea why?

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. Regards, Andreas
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
sorry...
you have to check the Found property also
Sub CountNumber_FindOperation
 
Dim rngStory As range
Dim i As Long
 
Set rngStory = ActiveDocument.StoryRanges(wdMainTextStory)
rngStory.Find.Font.Bold = True
rngStory.Find.Execute
While rngStory.Find.Found
  i = i + 1
  rngStory.Find.Execute
Wend 
If i > 0 Then
  MsgBox "Occurrences of bold formatting found " & i & " time(s)."
Else
  MsgBox "No bold formatting found", vbOKOnly, "No bold formatting!"
  End If
End Sub

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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi angelIII,

I am afraid to tell you that the macro still falls into an endless loop. Maybe I got a corrupt document but I tried it out on several documents.
Anyhow, in the meantime I found  out thru an internet query that this bug seems to be caused by 'end-of-cell-markers' in the matched text. It is recommended to move the range. I did exactly this, i.e. I just added 'rng.move, 1'. And now it works!

Anyhow, thank you very much for your kind and terrific help.

Regards, Andreas


Set rngStory = ActiveDocument.StoryRanges(wdMainTextStory)
rngStory.Find.Font.Bold = True
While rngStory.Find.Execute
  i = i + 1
  rngStory.Move , 1 ' Added by Andreas Hermle
Wend
If i > 0 Then
  MsgBox "Occurrences of bold formatting found " & i & " time(s)."
Else
  MsgBox "No bold formatting found", vbOKOnly, "No bold formatting!"
  End If

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