Q262220: WD97: How to Use AutoCorrect on an Existing Document
Article: Q262220 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode word8 word97 KbVBA Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= The AutoCorrect feature works dynamically when you type a space after a word that appears in the AutoCorrect list. This feature operates while you create the document, but Word does not automatically scan a previously-created document and make AutoCorrect changes. This article provides a sample macro that compares each word in a Word document to words in the AutoCorrect list and then replaces the matched words with the text string specified in the AutoCorrect list. NOTE: In some cases, this macro may take a long time to run. To stop the macro before it is finished, press CTRL+BREAK and then click End when you receive the following Microsoft Visual Basic message: Code execution has been interrupted When you save the document, Word saves all changes you made up until you pressed CTRL+BREAK. 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 For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles Place the following code in the Declarations section of your code page: Option Explicit Dim anEntry Dim myMatch Dim myConfirm Create the following macro to search your active document, identify words that appear in both the document and the AutoCorrect list, prompt you to replace the word, and then insert the corresponding AutoCorrect text. Sub ReplaceAutoCorrectText() Application.ScreenUpdating = True Selection.HomeKey unit:=wdStory, Extend:=wdMove With ActiveDocument.Content.Find .ClearFormatting Do While .Execute(FindText:=" ", Forward:=True, Format:=True) = True Selection.MoveRight unit:=wdWord, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend For Each anEntry In AutoCorrect.Entries If anEntry.Name = Selection Then Selection.Words(1).Select myMatch = True myConfirm = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to replace " _ & Chr$(34) & anEntry.Name & Chr$(34) & " with " & Chr$(34) _ & anEntry.Value & Chr$(34) & "?", vbYesNo) If myConfirm = vbYes Then Selection.TypeText (anEntry.Value) Exit For End If End If Next anEntry Selection.MoveLeft unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend For Each anEntry In AutoCorrect.Entries If anEntry.Name = Selection Then Selection.Words(1).Select myMatch = True myConfirm = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to replace " _ & Chr$(34) & anEntry.Name & Chr$(34) & " with " & Chr$(34) _ & anEntry.Value & Chr$(34) & "?", vbYesNo) If myConfirm = vbYes Then Selection.TypeText (anEntry.Value) & " " Exit For End If End If Next anEntry Selection.MoveRight unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove Loop End With End Sub REFERENCES ========== For additional information about the AutoCorrect feature in Word, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q159941 WD97: General Information About "Auto" Features in Word 97 Q186237 WD97: How to Move AutoCorrect Entries Between Computers Q176751 WD97: How to Print a List of AutoCorrect Entries Q180165 WD97: AutoCorrect Feature Limitations For additional information about programming resources for Microsoft Word, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163425 WD97: Macro Programming Resources Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: vba ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbdtacode word8 word97 KbVBA Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbhowto kbinfo =============================================================================
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