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What is a VBA error 438 and how do I resolve it ?

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Hi,

I have a very simple macro which, on a click of a button, takes text values from an Excel sheet and populates placeholders in a Word document. However, I'm getting an 'Error 438 Object doesn't support this method or property'.

I've selected the 'Microsoft Excel 14.0 Object Library' entry in Tools --> References if that has anything to do with it.

I've attached the Excel workbook and (as EE doesn't allow the upload of .docm files) a docx file with the macro code pasted beneath the placeholder code.

Thanks
XL-Test.xlsm
Microsoft-References.jpg
Excel-to-Word-Test-1--docx-.docx
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Question by:Tocogroup
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Your supplied xl file is xl-test whereas your script calls for xl test ... i.e. file name with and without hyphen

Chris
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by:Tocogroup
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Hi Chris,

The XL file I uploaded was 'XL Test.xlsm'. So I can only assume EE replaces spaces in filenames with a hyphen. It did the same with the Word document I uploaded.

Anyway, having changed my script to point at XL-Test.xlsm the macro still falls over at the following line:

   ThisDocument.teCourseType.Caption = exWb.Sheets("Training").Cells(3, 5)

Toco
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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teCourseType is an ActiveX text box control. It does not have a Caption property. Try '.Text' instead.
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by:Tocogroup
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Thank you. That was exactly the problem.
Much appreciated
Toco
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