Q165252: WD97: Setting Default Border Via Macro Not Reflected In Dialog
Article: Q165252 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 word97 kbformat Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you attempt to set the default border for Borders and Shading with Visual Basic for Applications commands, the new default is not reflected when viewing the Borders and Shading dialog box (on the the Format menu). However, the change is evident when viewing the Tables and Borders toolbar. CAUSE ===== 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 By design, the Borders and Shading dialog box always shows the state of the current selection or insertion point location. The Tables and Borders toolbar is used for applying borders or drawing tables, and is not linked to the setting in the Borders and Shading dialog box. The following example Visual Basic for Applications macro demonstrates this behavior: Sub SetDefaultBorder() Options.DefaultBorderLineStyle = wdLineStyleDouble Options.DefaultBorderLineWidth = wdLineWidth150pt End Sub WORKAROUND ========== To set a default border weight and style to appear in the Borders and Shading dialog box, you can use the following example Visual Basic for Applications macro and assign the macro to a menu item: Sub SetDefaultBorderDialog() With Dialogs(wdDialogFormatBordersAndShading) .TopBorder = wdLineStyleDouble .LeftBorder = wdLineStyleDouble .BottomBorder = wdLineStyleDouble .RightBorder = wdLineStyleDouble .TopWeight = wdLineWidth225pt .LeftWeight = wdLineWidth225pt .BottomWeight = wdLineWidth225pt .RightWeight = wdLineWidth225pt .Show End With End Sub For more information about adding a command to a menu, click Contents And Index on the Help menu, click the Index tab in Word Help, type the following text " menus" (without the quotation marks) and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Add a command or other item to a menu" topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant. STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. MORE INFORMATION ================ For more information about Borders, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "Borders" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "Borders Collection Object." 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: vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 word97 kbformat Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbprb Solution Type : kbnofix =============================================================================
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