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  1. Thank you Paul - I had amended my reply to Andrew...

    Thank you Paul - I had amended my reply to Andrew but was logged out by the time I hit enter, so a part was lost.

    The thing is that I want to format captions, so I don't want to skip those fields....
  2. Thank you Andrew - it never occurred to me to...

    Thank you Andrew - it never occurred to me to look at TablesOfContents (and Figures) instead of Fields...

    VBA is humbling, as ever.
  3. Word macro: skip to first paragraph after TOC

    I have a macro that steps through a Word document one paragraph at a time. I want the macro to skip the TOC fields (Table of Contents, Table of Illustrations and List of Tables) by moving to the...
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    My grumble is that MS has added something to Word...

    My grumble is that MS has added something to Word without giving VBA the tools to work with it.

    Master Documents... as I read those words the lights here in the office flickered, papers suddenly...
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    You flatter me! Consider what a fine line...

    You flatter me! Consider what a fine line separates bravery from stubborn foolishness...

    What intrigues me is why Microsoft has put the TOC field in this sort-of content control. What is the...
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    Wow! Thanks guys! All my templates have a TOC...

    Wow! Thanks guys!

    All my templates have a TOC created with a field. That's more the result of a "legacy mind" at work than cleverness...

    The thing is that the macro in question is a conversion...
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    Detect TOC "content control"

    I have a macro that iterates through a Word text. One of the things it does is to detect and skip fields, depending on their type. This way the macro skips any TOC it comes across.

    In newer...
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    A badly sprained ankle (interesting colors!)...

    A badly sprained ankle (interesting colors!) interrupted work for a while...

    Thank you for your help. The Chr(34) allows me to use control.tag instead of the string it contains.

    The PPT file...
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    Thank you - there has been progress! Your code...

    Thank you - there has been progress!

    Your code worked in its original form. It did not work if the the name of the ppsx file contained spaces, or if it was received as a variable

    Making it...
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    Well, here is an interesting quote from David M....

    Well, here is an interesting quote from David M. Marcovitz, PowerPoint MVP:

    http://www.techtalkz.com/microsoft-office-powerpoint/139777-automatic-closedown-powerpoint-show.html

    When you...
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    Ok... I'm running Windows 7 and office 2013. I...

    Ok...

    I'm running Windows 7 and office 2013. I took my laptop out of its dock, so it was not connected to the network at all, nor to any other screens. No network, single screen, DisplayFusion not...
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    Ah, I can see that I was not explicit about the...

    Ah, I can see that I was not explicit about the two screens.

    DisplayFusion is software that permits adjusting how two screens interact or don't interact. For example, behaving as one screen, or...
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    Mmmm yes... Chapter one, verse one of the...

    Mmmm yes...

    Chapter one, verse one of the programmer's bible:

    If Universe is Nothing then CreateObject("Universe")

    Discovering that the universe is run by visual basic would explain many...
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    Thank you Paul! When I run this I get two PPT...

    Thank you Paul!

    When I run this I get two PPT windows: one with the speaker view and another with kiosk view that fills my second screen. If I manually close the SpeakerView window, then that plus...
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    Open .ppsx file with Word VBA

    I've been struggling with this for a while...

    I have a .ppsx file I would like to open using Word VBA (2013). Every attempt opens the file in edit mode...

    I would like the file to open in...
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    Macro to determine paragraph formatting

    I’m writing a macro in Word 2010 that will scan documents and apply custom styles to paragraphs that have direct formatting. This is partly for legacy documents (pre Word 2007) and partly for...
  17. Thank you! What I want to do is make my global...

    Thank you!

    What I want to do is make my global template only work from a network location.

    I set up a test for WordBasic.FilenameInfo(ThisDocument.FullName, 6) at beginning of the custom ribbon...
  18. Can a Word macro test its run-time environment?

    Is there a way to make a Word macro test its run-time environment?

    In other words, is it possible for a macro to establish whether it is running from a local hard drive or from a network location?...
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    Pam & Andrew. Thank you again. I will ask a...

    Pam & Andrew.

    Thank you again. I will ask a user for one of the affected docs at work tomorrow morning and post it. I will also see if I can explain the workaround in a simple way, or make a macro...
  20. Andrew, The macro that attaches the global,...

    Andrew,

    The macro that attaches the global, for stye updating purposes, resides in the global. The global therefore has to be added first. So the sequence is: Word opens, pulls in the Global from...
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    List style "Article/Section"

    Several users have their the list style "Article/Section" applied to their heading styles. I see that Microsoft describes how this can happen, calling it a "harmless little bug."
    ...
  22. Andrew, Thanks for these insights and the code...

    Andrew,

    Thanks for these insights and the code snippet. I've been distracted, struggling with another issue (see my new thread), hence my delayed response.

    I am going to poll the Word users in...
  23. Thank you both! Andrew, my concern has been to...

    Thank you both!

    Andrew, my concern has been to avoid changed/corrupted templates and styles breeding like rabbits in the brush. I've been through that, with year-old problems suddenly reappearing...
  24. Pam Thank you for staying with this. My...

    Pam

    Thank you for staying with this.

    My custom global does indeed provide macros and a custom ribbon, and I'd like to add building blocks to it as well, so my whole strategy depends on Word...
  25. Pam What can I say... it was Friday...

    Pam

    What can I say... it was Friday afternoon...:blush: Henceforth I will read ALL the material someone links me to. Thank you for patience!

    I have been experimenting with this situation and so...
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