Q159547: WD97: Retrieving Settings from Word Dialog Boxes Using OLE
Article: Q159547 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbinterop kbdta kbdtacode word8 kbwordvba word97kbfaq Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= This article describes how to retrieve settings from Word dialog boxes using the Microsoft Word Visual Basic for Applications Object Library references and the GetObject function for OLE Automation. MORE INFORMATION ================ 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. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS To use the following Visual Basic for Applications example, add the Microsoft Word 8.0 Object Library as an available reference. To add Microsoft Word 8.0 Object Library in Microsoft Excel 97, follow these steps: 1. In the Visual Basic Editor, click References on the Tools menu to display the References dialog box. The References dialog box displays all object libraries and projects that are registered with the operating system. 2. Under Available References, click to select the Microsoft Word 8.0 Object Library check box. 3. Click OK. The following example obtains the right indent of the current active document. Sub GetWordDocIndentSetting() Dim wobj As Word.Application Dim myDialog As Object On Error GoTo ObjErr Set wobj = GetObject("", "Word.Application") If wobj.Documents.Count = 0 Then wobj.Documents.Add End If Set myDialog = wobj.Dialogs(wdDialogFormatParagraph) MsgBox "Right indent = " & myDialog.RightIndent ObjErr: wobj.Quit Set wobj = Nothing Set myDialog = Nothing End Sub NOTE: When you use the Microsoft Word 8.0 Object Library as a reference, you can specify Word constants by name. To obtain a Word constant, you can use the Object Browser. The Object Browser enables you to browse through all available objects in your project and see their properties, methods, and events. In addition, you can see the procedures and constants that are available from object libraries in your project. You can easily display Help as you browse. You can use the Object Browser to find and use objects you create, as well as objects from other programs. For more information about the Object Browser, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "Object Browser" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "Object Browser." For more information about Built-in dialog box arguments, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "Built-in dialog box argument lists" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "Built-in dialog box argument lists." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbinterop kbdta kbdtacode word8 kbwordvba word97 kbfaq Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbhowto =============================================================================
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