FAQ - Frequently Aske Questions - vba - please read before posting - unofficial July posting

FAQ - Frequently Aske Questions - vba - please read before posting - unofficial July posting

Post by Charles Ke » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 23:24:49


AQ = Frequently Asked Questions - brief - vba - unofficial

This FAQ is posted every ten days or so.
Please save us all some time by reading it before posting to the
news group.

This newsgroup is about VBA - Visual Basic for Applications -
which is the programming language for Word 97-2003 (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.

--- BEFORE POSTING ANYTHING PLEASE READ THESE ---

http://www.mvps.org/word/FindHelp/Posting.htm
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html

Reading these articles 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.
(5) Do not use your real email address unless you want spam.
(See bottom for sample.)

The reasons for the requests are spelled out on the web page.

A longer version of this FAQ is also on the Internet at
http://addbalance.com/word/index.htm

Newsgroup Archives:
http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search

MVPs FAQ site:
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA.htm and
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Userforms.htm
To the extent there is any "official" FAQ, this is it.

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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?
http://addbalance.com/word/macrosfromnewsgroup.htm or
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/MacrosVBA/CreateAMacro.htm
http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm

2. What are some good books for me to read about Word?
http://addbalance.com/word/wordbooks.htm and
http://www.mvps.org/word/Tutorials/BookRecommendations.htm

3. How can I run a macro automatically when a document opens,
closes, is created?
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/MacrosVBA/DocumentEvents.htm

4. How can I distribute or backup macros / customizations?
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/DistributeMacros.htm
http://addbalance.com/word/movetotemplate.htm

5. What is an MVP?
http://www.mvps.org/word/AboutMVPs/index.html and
http://addbalance.com/word/mvp.htm

6. 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:
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms
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:
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Userforms.htm

7. Where can I find more information on the Web?
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#webvba
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/MacrosVBA.htm
http://www.mvps.org/