How do I populate a Word 2010 HTMLText box from Excel ?

Posted on 2013-11-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-25

I've been sent a Word document with a number of input form fields. However, they don't appear to be legacy or ActiveX label or text box controls as when I check their properties they have far few attributes, for example...

Name DefaultOcxName9 (HTML TextArea)
Columns 39
Height 102.75
HTMLName ctl00$ContentMain$RoomContactForm$TbAddress
Rows 8
Width 170.25
WordWrap OFF

What sort of controls are these ? And how do I refer to them in Excel VBA if I want to populate them from a worksheet.

Question by:Tocogroup
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Can you post the document (or a relevant bit of it), so we can see exactly what it is, please?

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Rgonzo1971 earned 250 total points
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pls try this way

Sub test()
Dim WD As Object
Set WD = CreateObject("Word.Application")
WD.Visible = True
WD.Documents.Open "D:\test.doc"
WD.ActiveDocument.DefaultOcxName10.Value = Range("A1")  '"myName"
WD.ActiveDocument.DefaultOcxName9.Value = Range("A2")  '"myAddress"

WD.Documents("D:\test.doc").Close SaveChanges:=True
Set WD = Nothing

End Sub

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GrahamSkan earned 250 total points
ID: 39674911
Thanks. They are ActiveX controls than can be addressed directly by name, e.g.
doc.DefaultOcxName9.value = "abc" & vbcr & "def"
where doc is a Word document object

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39674960
Thanks for your combined efforts - code and explanation.

It works fine. Much appreciated.

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