AQ = Frequently Asked Questions - brief - vba - unofficial
This FAQ is posted weekly.- more or less
Please save us all some time by reading it before posting to the
This newsgroup is about VBA - Visual Basic for Applications -
which is the programming language for Word 97-2002 (macros).
There is a longer FAQ with more questions and links that is
regularly posted in the non-VBA Word newsgroups. You may want
to check that out as well.
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Reading this article will help you get a quick and meaningful
response to your question rather than just more questions for you.
It may keep your message from being screened or bounced.
A few basics, though:
(1) Be nice; everyone answering questions here is a volunteer.
(2) Post a question in only one newsgroup generally. If you
_have to_ post in more than one, post a _single_ message and
put both newsgroups in the header for that _single_ message.
(3) Do not attach anything to a message.
(4) The only really stupid question is the one you don't ask.
The reasons for the requests are spelled out on the web page.
A longer version of this FAQ is also on the Internet at
MVPs FAQ site: <URL: http://www.mvps.org/word/> To the extent
there is any "official" FAQ, this is it.
Also, before posting, you may want to look at the following
questions to see if yours is among them.
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1. I see a macro in a newsgroup I would like to try. How
do I add it to my template?
<URL: http://addbalance.com/word/macrosfromnewsgroups.htm> or
2. What are some good books for me to read about Word?
<URL: http://addbalance.com/word/wordbooks.htm> and
3. How can I run a macro automatically when a document opens,
closes, is created?
4. What is an MVP?
<URL: http://www.mvps.org/word/AboutMVPs/index.html> and
5. I need to make a form to...
Userforms are custom dialog boxes written using vba.
If you want a fill-in-the-blanks form you want what Word
calls an online form. Look in Word's help for that,
and for more info on online forms follow the links at:
especially Dian Chapman's series of articles
If you want a custom dialog box that you code with VBA commands
you want a UserForm. Take a look at:
6. Where can I find more information on the Web?
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