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Word 2010 macro: Set a checkbox to "checked" ?

Posted on 2012-08-27
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I presume it's simple, but I'm mentally stuck o that one:

This piece of macro code in MS Word 2010 should find the first checkbox in the current document (it does) and just set it to checked (that fails):

   
For Each f In ActiveDocument.Fields
    
        If f.Type = wdFieldFormCheckBox Then
            f.Result = True
            Exit For
        End If
    
Next f

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The line f.Result = True fails with "Incompatible types". What's wrong, or, to be precise:

How can I set the checkbox to "checked" ?

(The object f contains not property Value ....)
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Question by:frankhelk
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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You need to use the Checkbox property. Incidentally, there is a FormField type and a FormFields collection
Sub setcheck()
Dim f As FormField
For Each f In ActiveDocument.FormFields
    
        If f.Type = wdFieldFormCheckBox Then
            f.CheckBox.Value = True
            Exit For
        End If
    
Next f
           
End Sub

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by:frankhelk
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Resolved it on my own in the meantime (sorry), but you've hit the spot.
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