Microsoft Word Developer's Kit: Create Your Own Custom Applications with Windows 95

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The Microsoft Word Developer's Kit provides the technical information and tools you need to build practical solutions in and around Microsoft Word quickly and easily. You'll find everything you need to customize the operation of Microsoft Word, write powerful macros to streamline routine tasks, and build cross-application custom solutions. The Microsoft Word Developer's Kit contains complete documentation and program samples for writing simple or complex macros - even full applications - with WordBasic, Microsoft...

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Overview

The Microsoft Word Developer's Kit provides the technical information and tools you need to build practical solutions in and around Microsoft Word quickly and easily. You'll find everything you need to customize the operation of Microsoft Word, write powerful macros to streamline routine tasks, and build cross-application custom solutions. The Microsoft Word Developer's Kit contains complete documentation and program samples for writing simple or complex macros - even full applications - with WordBasic, Microsoft Word's built-in programming language. For novice and advanced developers alike, the kit covers the full scope of WordBasic, from the fundamentals to more advanced topics, such as working with custom dialog boxes, debugging, and using Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE). A comprehensive reference section includes the WordBasic language, A to Z; error messages; language differences across the various versions of Word; operators and predefined bookmarks; and a language summary. Appendixes thoroughly discuss workgroup extensions, ODBC extensions, the Word API, and AppleScript.

Written by insiders with intimate knowledge about Microsoft Word, this one-stop source provides all the technical information and tools that users and developers need. Spanning all platforms, the kit includes information on Microsoft Word for Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups, and Apple Macintosh systems. Includes two disks.

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A book/2-disk guide containing introductory and advanced material on programming macros in WordBasic, and reference information on the language in Microsoft Word versions 6.0 and 7.0. Covers fundamentals and advanced topics in WordBasic, offers alphabetical and subject lists of statements and functions, and describes mathematical operators, bookmarks, error messages, and differences in the language across versions. Includes numerous appendices. The accompanying disks provide useful files, function libraries, and C programming tools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556158803
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.93 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Getting Started with Macros 11
Ch. 3 WordBasic Fundamentals 39
Ch. 4 Advanced WordBasic 71
Ch. 5 Working with Custom Dialog Boxes 99
Ch. 6 Debugging 145
Ch. 7 The Well-Behaved Macro 157
Ch. 8 Communicating with Other Applications 165
Ch. 9 More WordBasic Techniques 195
WordBasic Reference: Language Differences Across Versions of Word 253
WordBasic Reference: Language Summary 265
WordBasic Reference: Statements and Functions 285
WordBasic Reference: Operators and Predefined Bookmarks 889
WordBasic Reference: Error Messages 897
Appendix A Workgroup Extensions for Microsoft Word 925
Appendix B ODBC Extensions for Microsoft Word 969
Appendix C Microsoft Word Application Programming Interface 1003
Appendix D AppleScript 1035
Appendix E Microsoft Word Operating Limits 1051
Index 1053
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