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Word VBA  - read a specific line number

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With VBA, I'm trying to read a specific line number in a Word document.  See code snippet below.
What do i need to include to read a specific line number?  For example, how do I change the code to read from line 11 in the Word document and store to variable "strText"

Also need to be able to specify a particular page.  So page 2, line 11.




Set doc = wrd.Application.Documents.Open(strFilePath)
        
            strText = '......code to read all of line 11'
            
            doc.Close

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Question by:carsRST
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YZlat earned 500 total points
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try this

 
Function GetLineFromFile(lineno)
Dim fso, result, i, oStream
fso=CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
if fso.FileExists("C:\Test\test.doc") then
	Set oStream=fso.OpenTextFile("C:\Test\test.doc",1)
	i=0
	While Not oStream.EndOfStream
		strtext=oStream.ReadLine
		if i=lineno then
			result=strtext
		end if
		i+=1
	Wend
	GetLineFromFile = result

End Function

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by:GrahamSkan
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Are the lines created by hitting enter at the end. In that case you could use paragraphs,

strText = doc.Paragraphs(11).Range.Text

There is no text line object in Word, because what is displayed on a line depends on so many things - printer, font, etc.

However, this function should return the text for the current environment



Function GetLineNumberText(doc As Document, l As Long) As String
    Dim rng As Range
    Set rng = Selection.Range
    doc.Range(0, 0).Select
    Selection.MoveDown wdLine, l
    Selection.EndKey wdLine, wdExtend
    GetLineNumberText = Selection.Text
    rng.Select 'restore selection
End Function

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