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Hi,

I have an application I'm using to modify bookmarks in my word document, I was wondering if it was possible to edit a table from vb.net so that I may delete specific cells and rows, certain cells also have split cells... Basically I need to remove everything that has no text in it, would this be possible? It's only one table with multiple rows and split cells

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by:GrahamSkan
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It is possible to edit tables in code.

However, dealing with tables with an inconsistent number of cells in a row can be tricky, as can tables with an inconsistent number per column. For tables with inconsistency in both directions it is trickiness squared.

Can you post a sample document (redacted if necessary)?
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by:FCapo
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Yes of course,

here is a sample word document of the table I'm referring too, as you can see it's a table with a maximum of 3 rows, the second and fourth column are split into 4 more rows...

from my program I use bookmarks to replace the "text" with strings from my application. Most of the time the user will not need all 3 rows, and also he may not need all 4 cells split in the second and fourth column. I could always leave it up to the user to the delete the extra "left over" rows and cells, but I figure there may be a better way,

Thank you
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Presumably you would need the corresponding cell in column 5 to be deleted as well.

This is actually VBA code, but it shows the idea:
Sub FillBookMark(wdDoc As Word.Document, strBookmarkName As String, strText As String, tbl)
    Dim cl As Word.Cell
    If Len(strText) = 0 Then
        If wdDoc.Bookmarks(strBookmarkName).Range.Cells.Count = 1 Then
            wdDoc.Bookmarks(strBookmarkName).Range.Cells.Delete ShiftCells:=wdDeleteCellsEntireRow
        End If
    Else
        wdDoc.Bookmarks(strBookmarkName).Range.Text = strText
    End If
End Sub

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