Solved

Search for tables that contain a certain paragraph style using VBA

Posted on 2015-01-27
8
106 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-27
Dear Experts:

I would like to run a macro that performs the following action:

Run thru all the tables of the current document (this document only consists of individual tables, nothing else) ...
... and search for those tables where paragraphs / cell entries are formatted with a user-defined paragraph style named 'MyTableStyle' (just one cell entry formatted with this paragraph style is enough)

A msgbox should show the index numbers of all these tables such as ... "Tables 4, 7, 9, 13 feature the user-defined paragraph style 'MyTableStyle'."

 These index numbers (i.e. the msgbox text)  should also be copied to a newly created document.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
0
Comment
Question by:AndreasHermle
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40572570
Try:

Sub MyAnswer()
strAnswer = ""
For idx = 1 To ActiveDocument.Tables.Count ' new requirement: the macro should only run on table 5, 13, 19, 23, 27, 44, 54, 73
    Select Case ActiveDocument.Tables(idx).Style
    Case "MyTableStyle"
        If strAnswer <> "" Then
            strAnswer = strAnswer & ", "
        End If
        strAnswer = strAnswer & idx
    End Select
Next
MsgBox "Tables " & strAnswer & " feature the user-defined paragraph style 'MyTableStyle'."
End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40572579
Hi Phlllip, thank you very much for your swift reply. I am afraid to tell you that nothing happens, i.e. the msgbox comes up but with no index numbers whatsoever.

Regards, Andreas
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40572581
Diagnostics. Try this:

Sub MyAnswer()
strAnswer = ""
For idx = 1 To ActiveDocument.Tables.Count
        If strAnswer <> "" Then
            strAnswer = strAnswer & ", "
        End If
        strAnswer = strAnswer & ActiveDocument.Tables(idx).Style
    End Select
Next
MsgBox "Styles: " & strAnswer
Debug.print "Styles: " & strAnswer
End Sub

What is the answer? (It should be in your immediate window - Ctrl+G).
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 

Author Comment

by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40572599
Hi Phillip, thank you very much for your swift support.

The table style does not have any relevance in my macro, it is an individual custom-made paragraph style (MyTableStyle) for which all the tables should be checked.

Andreas
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 40572645
HI,

pls try ( if myTableStyle is in the first cell of each table required table

Sub gg()
   With ActiveDocument
   Set a = ActiveDocument.Tables
        For Idx = 1 To .Tables.Count ' new requirement: the macro should only run on table 5, 13, 19, 23, 27, 44, 54, 73
            Set rng = .Tables(Idx).Cell(1, 1).Range

            If rng.Paragraphs(1).Style.NameLocal = "MyTableStyle" Then
                    Set rng = .Tables(Idx).Cell(2, Bookmark1).Range 'first cell
                    rng.MoveEnd wdCharacter, -1
                    .Bookmarks.Add ("bookmark_" & b), rng
            
                    Set rng = .Tables(Idx).Cell(2, Bookmark2).Range 'fourth cell
                    rng.MoveEnd wdCharacter, -1
                    .Bookmarks.Add ("bookmark_" & b + 1), rng
                    b = b + 2
            End If
        Next
        End With
End Sub

Open in new window

Regards
0
 

Author Comment

by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40572758
Hi Rgonzo,

thank you very much for your swift help. I think you got something wrong.

My initial requirement is:

A msgbox should show the index numbers of all these tables (i.e. tables where the first cell features this specific paragraph style 'MyTableStyle') such as ... "Tables 4, 7, 9, 13 feature the user-defined paragraph style 'MyTableStyle'."

There is no need to do bookmarking. That applied to the macro before.

Regards, Andreas
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
ID: 40572818
then try

Sub Macro()
   With ActiveDocument
   Set a = ActiveDocument.Tables
        For Idx = 1 To .Tables.Count ' new requirement: the macro should only run on table 5, 13, 19, 23, 27, 44, 54, 73
            Set rng = .Tables(Idx).Cell(1, 1).Range

            If rng.Paragraphs(1).Style.NameLocal = "Subtitle" Then ' MyTableStyle
                    strList = strList & CStr(Idx) & ", "
            End If
        Next
    End With
    strList = "Tables " & Left(strList, Len(strList) - 2) & " feature the user-defined paragraph style 'MyTableStyle'."
    MsgBox strList
    Documents.Add
    Selection.TypeText Text:=strList
    End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:AndreasHermle
ID: 40572877
Very, very good Rgonzo, I am really impressed! Thank you very much for your superb help.

Andreas
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Authors who set out to write any sort of lengthy piece for online submission—be it a long question or comment on a technical form, an article, or a substantial blog entry—often find it useful to work up a draft in an editor other t…
Microsoft Word is a program we have all encountered at some point, but very few of us have dug deep into its full scope of features, let alone customized it to suit our needs. Luckily making the ribbon (aka toolbar, first introduced in Word 2007) wo…
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating a watermark for their document, customizing it, and saving it for viewing/printing needs.
The viewer will learn how to make their project stand out over others by learning how to change colors and shapes, add spaces, change directions, and add bullets to their charts.

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question