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
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.
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response to your question rather than just more questions for you.
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A few basics, though:
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(4) The only really stupid question is the one you don't ask.
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(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
MVPs FAQ site:
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?
2. What are some good books for me to read about Word?
3. How can I run a macro automatically when a document opens,
closes, is created?
4. How can I distribute or backup macros / customizations?
5. What is an MVP?
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:
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:
7. Where can I find more information on the Web?