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WD: WordBasic Examples: FormatSectionLayout


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95, version 7.0
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 6.0, 6.0.1


This article contains a sample macro that demonstrates the use of the following WordBasic statement or function:


This article supplements the information in online Help. To open this Help topic, choose Contents from the Help menu and then choose the "Programming with Microsoft Word" topic. In Word for the Macintosh, click the Help icon, select Microsoft Word Help and choose "Programming with Microsoft Word."


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FormatSectionLayout [.SectionStart = number] [, .VertAlign =
number] [, .Endnotes = number] [, .LineNum = number]
[, .StartingNum = number] [, .FromText = text] [, .CountBy = text]
[, .NumMode = number] 


This macro allows the user to set attributes of the current section:

   Begin Dialog UserDialog 270, 120, "Microsoft Word"
      OKButton 170, 68, 88, 21
      CancelButton 170, 93, 88, 21
      Text 8, 6, 100, 13, "Start Section", .Text1
      Text 6, 64, 137, 12, "Vertical Alignment", .Text2
      OptionGroup  .Start
         OptionButton 21, 21, 113, 16, "Continuous", .OptionButton1
         OptionButton 21, 39, 107, 16, "New Page", .OptionButton2
      OptionGroup  .Align
         OptionButton 21, 79, 59, 16, "Top", .OptionButton3
         OptionButton 21, 97, 97, 16, "Centered", .OptionButton4
   End Dialog
   Dim dlg As UserDialog
   GetCurValues dlg
   n = Dialog(dlg)
   If n = 0 Then Goto Bye :
   If dlg.Start = 0 Then
      Start = 0
      Start = 2
   End If
   If dlg.Align = 0 Then
      Align = 0
      Align = 1
   End If
   FormatSectionLayout .SectionStart = Start, .VertAlign = Align

 End Sub 

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Keywords : kbmacro kbprg kbdtacode kbmacroexample winword macword word6 word7 word95
Issue type : kbhowto
Technology : kbWordSearch kbWordWSearch kbWordMSearch

Last Reviewed: December 29, 2000
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