Q166214: WD97: Sample VB Code To Determine Text Box (or Text Frame) Link
Article: Q166214 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= This article describes a Visual Basic for Applications macro that determines if one text box (or text frame) is linked to another text box (or text frame). 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 determine and compare text box links, create a macro that uses the Parent, Name, and Previous properties to compare the text boxes. The following macro creates two text boxes, links the first text box to the second text box, and then displays a message indicating the link status. Sub CompareTextBoxLinks() Dim TBox1, TBox2 As TextFrame ' Create the first text box. Set TBox1 = ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddTextbox _ (Orientation:=msoTextOrientationHorizontal, _ Left:=50, Top:=50, Width:=100, Height:=100).TextFrame ' Create the second text box. Set TBox2 = ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddTextbox _ (Orientation:=msoTextOrientationHorizontal, _ Left:=50, Top:=200, Width:=100, Height:=100).TextFrame ' Link the first text box to the second text box. TBox1.Next = TBox2 ' Determine if the second text box is linked to the first. ' TBox2.Previous.Parent.Name returns the name of the linked ' text box. If Tbox2 matches Tbox1, then they are linked. If TBox2.Previous.Parent.Name = TBox1.Parent.Name Then MsgBox TBox2.Parent.Name & " is linked to" & TBox1.Parent.Name End If End Sub For more information about the Parent property, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "Parent Property" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "Parent Property." For more information about the TextFrames object, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "TextFramesObject" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "TextFrames 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: wordcon vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Hardware : x86 Issue type : kbhowto =============================================================================
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