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If you use Word enough, you probably feel that you should be able to write reports, fax memos, or perform simple word processing tasks — particularly repetitive ones — with far greater ease and efficiency than you do now. The solution is to use Visual Basic for Applications to control Word programmatically. By writing a VBA macro, you can tap into the Word object model to automate common or repetitive tasks, thereby increasing your overall productivity. Learning Word Programming...
If you use Word enough, you probably feel that you should be able to write reports, fax memos, or perform simple word processing tasks — particularly repetitive ones — with far greater ease and efficiency than you do now. The solution is to use Visual Basic for Applications to control Word programmatically. By writing a VBA macro, you can tap into the Word object model to automate common or repetitive tasks, thereby increasing your overall productivity. Learning Word Programming is the introduction to Word VBA that allows you to do just that.
Learning Word Programming provides Word users, as well as programmers who are not familiar with the Word object model, with a solid introduction to writing VBA macros and programs. In particular, the book focuses on:
Learning Word Programming is written in a terse, no-nonsense manner that is characteristic of Steven Roman's straightforward, practical approach. Instead of a slow-paced tutorial with a lot of hand-holding, Roman offers the essential information about Word VBA that you must master to program effectively. This tutorial is reinforced by interesting and useful examples that solve practical programming problems, like generating tables of a particular format, managing shortcut keys, creating fax cover sheets, and reformatting documents.
Learning Word Programming is the book you need to delve into the basics of Word VBA programming, enabling you to increase your power and productivity when using Microsoft Word.
Posted January 30, 2000
Let me start by saying I am not a Visual Basic programmer, until now! I had a project that needed a solution. My research lead me to Visual Basic for Application's Word Object Model. Not having any significant experience in VBA I needed a way to get up to speed quickly. I first bought the Guy-Davis book Word97 VBA and found it simplistic and not providing enough technical information to accomplish my task. I then purchased the Word 2000 Programmers Reference Handbook which told me everything I ever wanted to know about the Word Object Model, however, it didn't really explain how and when to use the enumerators and other such objects, which are very important when programming. I work with 5 different languages and felt very lost with this book. Then I purchased Steven Roman's book 'Learning Word Programming'. Spent a weekend reading it and by Monday I was more than ready to tackle my project. After reading his book using the Word 2000 Programmers Reference became my next best friend because Mr. Roman's clear and concise approach to explaing everything (sans fluff, as he says other authors have a tendency to do) helped even a seasoned programmer, such as myself. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to become a programmer or is now a programmer. Yes, it was boring to read the 'Programming 101' end of it but after getting through all of it I was pleasantly surprised at how a little refresher helped me look at my project from a new perspective. Again, get the book! It saved me hours of work. Dan Borden email@example.comWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.