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    Re: Searching Word docs

    Worked a treat!

    Many thanks for the tip.

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    Searching Word docs

    Does anybody know a search program that will allow me to search Word docs, in folders, for text strings and allow me to paste the results into a Word doc? I have about 1500 docs to search.

    All I want to know is the file name of the dcoument the text string occurs in. I have found a few progs in shareware and they work ok but pasting the results into a Word doc that I can e-mail or save to file is another thing entirely.

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    Re: Searching Word docs

    How about using the advanced tab on Windows Explorer Find Files to get a list of the files containing the text you are interested in then using ExpPrint (a shareware directory print facility) to print the list to a text file, which will be readable in Word.

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    You can get ExpPrint from www.jddesign.co.uk

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    Re: Searching Word docs

    Hi Solomod:

    I see you have an answer, but if you want a free utility that works faster than Window's search field, will give you the document & the exact text which you can copy in 1 operation, see this post.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Searching Word docs

    Just installed Wilbur - just what I want and what a find.

    Many thanks Phil.

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    Re: Searching Word docs

    Maybe "Collecting a set of text files into one named DOCument" in the attached document would interest you?
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Searching Word docs

    Hi Chris,

    It looks useful - do not quite understand what I am looking at. The macro is no problem but is there a gadget I should have?

    Do not recognise the "Files Processor".

    Many thanks,

    David

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    Re: Searching Word docs

    >It looks useful -

    OK. I wrote a Word/VBA ap called "Files" which has a GUI that allows you to specify files (what apth, what extent, size range, date range etc) and then processes each file by applying a macro 'Process" to each file.


    You the user can write a simple macro "Process" which will get executed as each document becomes active.


    You would need to write (If I have understood your initial post) some code that would serach the active.document for a string, select some text, copy it to clipboard, close the document, and paste the clipboard to the foot of an accumulating document. You can record (Tools, Macro, record) most of that in about two minutes.


    My reference to the attached Examples was to give you an idea of what can be done, once you can attack a slew of files at once.

    If you want to experiment, you can download Files.dot from my web page.

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