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VBA macro examples to insert text into a document in Word 2000
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For a Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition version of this article, see 183866
For a Microsoft Word 97 version of this article, see 161407
This article provides several Visual Basic for Applications macro examples that use the Selection property and the Range object to insert text into a document.
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Using the Selection object and the TypeText methodInserts the specified text. If the ReplaceSelection property is True, the selection is replaced by the specified text. If ReplaceSelection property is False, the specified text is inserted before the selection.
For more information about ReplaceSelection Property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type ReplaceSelection Property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Using the Range objectThe following example replaces the entire contents of a document with the word "Replaced" regardless of the current position of the insertion point.
Using Range or Selection object with the InsertAfter/InsertBefore methodInsertAfter method example:
Inserts the specified text at the end of a range or selection.
InsertBefore method example:
Inserts the specified text at the beginning of a range or selection. After this method is applied, the range or selection expands to include the new text.
Inserting a comment into a document using the Range or Selection objectInserts a comment at the current position of the insertion point.
Inserting a field into a document using the Range or Selection objectInserts a field at the current position of the insertion point.
This example inserts a formula field. The result is formatted with a dollar sign.
Replicating the text, including the format, of a text rangeThis property returns a Range object with the character formatting and text from the specified range or selection. Paragraph formatting is included in the Range object if there is a paragraph mark in the range or selection. When you set this property, the text in the range is replaced with formatted text. If you do not want to replace the existing text, use the Collapse method before using this property.
Placing text into a header or footerNOTE: The HeaderFooter property requires that the selection be located within a header or footer, or an error will occur.
The following example changes the text of both the primary header and the primary footer for the first section of the active document.
Using the Range or Selection object to insert a date using the Time fieldThis example inserts a Time field for the current date. A possible result might be "November 18, 1996."
Using the Range or Selection object to insert a new paragraphThis example inserts a new paragraph below the current position of the insertion point.
Using the Range or Selection object to insert a symbolThis example inserts a double-headed arrow at the insertion point.
Using the Range or Selection object to paste from the clipboardThis example inserts text placed on the clipboard at the current position of the insertion point.
For more information about using the Range Object, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type Range Object in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For more information about using the Selection Object, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type Selection Object in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212536/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/226118/EN-US/ )OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications