Using VBA how to get real page number from MS Word

Hello,

Using VBA in Word I need to return the "true" page number of a Range.  The code I'm using below is close, but the if the page number is "IV" (i.e. formatted in roman numerals ) it will return a "4"  Is there a way to return the adjusted page number including the format.  The same document may or may not contain multiple page number formats not just roman numerals so it is not just a matter of changing number format.

Function GetPageNumber(ByVal DaRange As Range) As String

    GetPageNumber = DaRange.Information(wdActiveEndAdjustedPageNumber)
    
End Function

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spinzr0Commented:
I'm not sure of a way to do this, but I did find this function which will convert to roman numerals on http://www.robvanderwoude.com/vbstech_data_roman.php
Function Decimal2Roman( ByVal intDecimal )
' This Function converts intDecimal to its Roman numeral value.
' Written by: Rob van der Woude, http://www.robvanderwoude.com
'
' intDecimal should be an integer in the range of 1..4999.
'
' For the Roman numeral "modern" notation is used, i.e. 1999
' will be written as MCMXCIX, not MIM.
'
' More information on Roman numerals can be found on WikiPedia:
' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals

    ' Some housekeeping
    Dim strRoman
    strRoman = ""

    ' First, add an "M" for every multiple of 1000
    Do While intDecimal >= 1000
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 1000
        strRoman = strRoman & "M"
    Loop

    ' Next, add "CM" for 900, or "D" for 500, or "CD" for 400
    If intDecimal >= 900 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 900
        strRoman = strRoman & "CM"
    ElseIf intDecimal >= 500 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 500
        strRoman = strRoman & "D"
    ElseIf intDecimal >= 400 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 400
        strRoman = strRoman & "CD"
    End If

    ' Add a "C" for every remaining multiple of 100
    Do While intDecimal >= 100
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 100
        strRoman = strRoman & "C"
    Loop

    ' Add "XC" for 90, or "L" for 50, or "XL" for 40
    If intDecimal >= 90 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 90
        strRoman = strRoman & "XC"
    ElseIf intDecimal >= 50 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 50
        strRoman = strRoman & "L"
    ElseIf intDecimal >= 40 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 40
        strRoman = strRoman & "XL"
    End If

    ' Add an "X" for every remaining multiple of 10
    Do While intDecimal >= 10
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 10
        strRoman = strRoman & "X"
    Loop

    ' Add "IX" for 9, or "V" for 5, or "IV" for 4
    If intDecimal >= 9 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 9
        strRoman = strRoman & "IX"
    ElseIf intDecimal >= 5 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 5
        strRoman = strRoman & "V"
    ElseIf intDecimal >= 4 Then
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 4
        strRoman = strRoman & "IV"
    End If

    ' Finally, add an "I" for every remaining multiple of 1
    Do While intDecimal >= 1
        intDecimal = intDecimal - 1
        strRoman = strRoman & "I"
    Loop
    
    ' Return the result
    Decimal2Roman = strRoman
End Function

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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
I think the simplest way would be to insert a new Page field, capture the text, and then delete it.
Function GetPageNumberDisplay(rng As Range) As String
    Dim fld As Field
    
    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    Set fld = ActiveDocument.Fields.Add(rng, wdFieldPage)
    rng.Start = fld.Code.Start - 2
    rng.End = fld.Code.End + 3
    
    GetPageNumberDisplay = rng.Text
    fld.Delete
End Function

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eshurakAuthor Commented:
Thanks for both of your responses.

I'm going to use a modified version of Graham's solution.

It will get any page number format used no matter what Number Style is being used.

I'm also using fld.Result instead of change the rng object to get the page number.
Function GetPageNumberDisplay(rng As Range) As String
    Dim fld As Field
    
if rng.Sections(1).footers(1).PageNumbers.NumberStyle <> wdPageNumberStyleArabic Then

    rng.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    Set fld = ActiveDocument.Fields.Add(rng, wdFieldPage)
    
    GetPageNumberDisplay = fld.Result
    fld.Delete
    Set fld = Nothing
else
    GetPageNumber = rng.Information(wdActiveEndAdjustedPageNumber)
End if

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