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Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a method to exchange data with another DDE-compliant program. In Microsoft Excel, one way you can use DDE is through a Visual Basic for Applications macro.
The following macro code provides some simple examples using DDE from Microsoft Excel to Microsoft Word. Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs.
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Macro Example 1:NOTE: To use this macro, Microsoft Word must be running.
Macro Example 2:NOTE: To use this example, Microsoft Word must be running.
For more information about DDE, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type DDE in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.