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    Move Pages (Any)

    Does any version of Word have a feature that lets you move pages? I want to be able to say "Move page 21 before page 8." without cutting and pasting.

    No way, huh...
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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    Kevin,

    Not quite what you're looking for, but:

    Make sure you're in Print Layout view (used to be called Page Layout view).
    Set zoom to between 10 and 25% as suits.
    Select the content of the page you want to move, then drag 'n drop to the desired new location.

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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    I assume you are looking for a VBA solution, and not an alternative to dragging and dropping in Word. You could try Wordbasic.Movetext, according to the helpfile there is no equivalent VBA command.

    The syntax is a bit tricky, something like

    <pre> ' select the text you want to move
    Wordbasic.Movetext
    ' move the selection point to the destination location
    Wordbasic.OK


    </pre>


    StuartR

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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    If you're looking for an interactive solution then

    Select the text you want to move
    Press the F2 key
    Move the insertion point to the destination
    Press enter

    StuartR

    PS Can anyone tell me why the /PRE tag in my previous post didn't work?

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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    <hr>PS Can anyone tell me why the /PRE tag in my previous post didn't work? <hr>
    The "pre" tags worked- though blank lines are lost in Pre tags.
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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    You're right, not quite. If that drag and drop could also move the text on the destination page to the now blank page, we'd have it. I've started a VBA solution, but I've already discovered that there's a lot to consider (like making sure a table cell on the destination page does not get the contents of the source page).

    But, Gary, thanks for this tip. I learned something new: I've always switched to Print Preview to see multiple whole pages. Now I know why MS got rid of Page view in 2k+.

    It seems clear that PAGE is not a real object like paragraph even though the bookmark Page does select all the text on a page.
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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    Not necessarily. If there's a way to do it without VBA that would be fine. But, alas, I think there is not.

    I'll give your WB statements a try. I've already started a VBA solution, so these statements might be of some help.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    Hi Kevin,

    I love the way you can move stuff around in outline view.
    If the document structure allows it, I'd try to put a level 1 heading (with a page break before) at the top of every page (even if this heading doesn't contain text).
    Then you could shuffle chapters (=pages) around in outline view.

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    Re: Move Pages (Any)

    That's a brilliant solution. In fact, if you use a hidden heading 1 style at the top of each page, you can use the show/hide button to view just the heading 1 styles, move them around, go back to page layout, turn off show hidden, & you won't affect the pagination.

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