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This article describes how to store and retrieve document variables while you are using Microsoft Word.
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290140You can use the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Variables collection to set and retrieve the contents of a string variable in a Word document or template.
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Also, you can use the DocVariable field to retrieve the value of a document variable after it has been set to display within a Word document.
How to Set and Retrieve the Value of a Document VariableThe following sample macro uses the Variables property to store and then retrieve the value of a string variable named "FullName" with the current document.
NOTE: The following error message appears if the Variable name is already set in the document:
You must delete the name or just reset the value argument.
Run-Time Error "5903": The Variable name already exists.
How to Delete a Document VariableThe following sample macro uses the Variables property to first set and retrieve the value of a document variable and then delete the variable from the active document.
How to Retrieve the Value of a Document Variable by Using the DocVariable FieldThe following sample macro uses the Variables property to set a document variable. Following the sample macro are steps to use the DocVariable field to retrieve the value into the contents of the same document.
To use the DocVariable field, follow these steps: