Word VBA - Find. To find Style 1 or Style 2 or Style 3

Word VBA - I'm using this code to Find text of Heading 1, 2 and 3 styles.

In a Do .... Loop

        With rngContent.Find
         .Style = "Heading 1"
         .Execute Forward:=True
        End With

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As you can see it will only find ONE style. Is it possible to modify the Find to find "Heading 1" OR "Heading 2" OR "Heading 3"?

I know I can run it 3 times.  But I want the Headings to be found so that when I put them into an Array they are in the same order as they occur on the document. FYI the styles are an Outline in 3 levels.

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You could fill a 2D array with what you've found and the position of its first character then sort it by the position

for an example of 2d sorting refer to

hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
Rgonzo, yes a sort would solve it - after looping 3 times. Would that be quick? The array is 5 x 1000 approx. of short string data.
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you could possibly use ADO to sort even more quickly
an example
Sub Macro()
Dim rstADO As Object
Dim fld As Object

Set rstADO = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
With rstADO
    .Fields.Append "Position", adDouble, , adFldMayBeNull
    .Fields.Append "StyleText", adVarChar, -1, adFldMayBeNull

    .CursorType = adOpenKeyset
    .CursorLocation = adUseClient
    .LockType = adLockPessimistic
End With

For Idx1 = 1 To 3
    For Idx2 = 1 To 5000
        rstADO.Fields(0) = CDbl(Idx2 & "." & Idx1)
        rstADO.Fields(1) = Idx1 & "-" & Idx2
rstADO.Sort = "Position ASC"
arrRes = rstADO.getRows(Fields:="StyleText")
Set rstADO = Nothing
End Sub

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hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
Wow Rgonzo! I never knew of rst.Sort
I didn't know ADO is that powerful.

That means, in cases like this, it is better to use an ADO recordset instead of an array. Am I right?
Or, to sort an array, transfer the data into a recordset, sort, and transfer back into the array?

I have a further idea. I shall post that as a separate question. TBA.
I didn't test really  but in an interpreted language like VBA, doing a function oneself is (most of the time) slower (especially if the data needs a lot of work)
hindersalivaAuthor Commented:
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