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Check whether section breaks exist

Posted on 2010-11-17
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Dear Experts:

I would like a macro to check the following on the current multipage document:

Check whether ...
... at the end of page 1 a section break exists (either section break 'new page' or section break 'even page').
If none of these type of section breaks exists on page 1 the macro is to say so in a MsgBox and is to exit

If such a section break exists on page 1 the macro is to go on and check whether ...
... at the end of the penultimate page an 'even page' or a 'new page' section break exists.
If neither of these section breaks exist on the penultimate page the macro is to say so in a MsgBox and is to exit.

I have attached a sample for your convenience.

Thank you very much in advance for your professinal help.

Regards, Andreas  SectionBreaks-Macro.docx SectionBreaks-Macro.docx
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Question by:AndreasHermle
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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Hi Andreas.

That is a bit trickier than it looks at first sight - see the comment.
Sub CheckSectionStarts()

    Dim bFirst As Boolean

    Dim bLast As Boolean

    

    Selection.GoTo wdGoToPage, wdGoToAbsolute, 2

    If Selection.Sections(1).Index = 2 Then

        Select Case ActiveDocument.Sections(2).PageSetup.SectionStart

            Case wdSectionEvenPage, wdSectionNewPage

                    bFirst = True

            Case Else

        End Select

    End If

    

    If bFirst Then

        Selection.GoTo wdGoToPage, wdGoToAbsolute, Selection.Information(wdNumberOfPagesInDocument) - 1

        'next line checks that penultimate page is not an empty page created by a break on the previous page

        If Selection.Information(wdActiveEndPageNumber) = Selection.Information(wdNumberOfPagesInDocument) - 1 Then

            Select Case ActiveDocument.Sections.Last.PageSetup.SectionStart

                Case wdSectionEvenPage, wdSectionNewPage

                        bLast = True

                Case Else

            End Select

        End If

    End If

    

    If bFirst Then

        If Not bLast Then

            MsgBox "The penultimate page does not end with a New or an Even Page section break"

        End If

    Else

        MsgBox "Page 1 does not end with a New or an Even Page section break"

    End If

End Sub

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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 34164810
Dear Graham,

it sure looks complicated. Thank you very much for your superb help. Exactly as I wanted it. I works just great!

Regards, Andreas
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