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Microsoft KB Archive/106137

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WD: Word Hangs When Running Macro with "Dim Dlg As" Statement


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95, version 7.0
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, version 6.0


If your WordBasic macro dimensions a built-in Word for Windows dialog box (using the Dim Dlg As statement) but does not subsequently run the GetCurValues statement, a general protection (GP) fault error may occur when you run the macro.

This occurs frequently in Word for Windows 95 version 7.x if you run a macro that you created in Word 6.x or 2.x or if you run a macro in Word version 6.x that was created in Word version 2.x.

This occurs in Word 6.x if your macro first dimensions a dialog box and then fails to call the GetCurValues statement before it attempts to return a specific value from the dialog box.

NOTE: This does not happen if you fail to run the GetCurValues statement after dimensioning a custom dialog box. It only occurs when you dimension a Word dialog box.


If your macro does not call GetCurValues, Word does not initiate the global settings for the dialog box.

For additional information on Word 7.0, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q132214 WD95: WordBasic Err=582 "Unable to Load Specified Library"


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To work around this problem, add the line

GetCurValues <DialogRecord> 

to the macro following the line that dimensions the dialog box, for example:

   Sub MAIN
      Dim dlg As FormatStyle
      GetCurValues dlg
      a$ = dlg.Name
      Print a$
   End Sub 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Word listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Word 97.


"Using WordBasic," version 2.0, pages 67 and 228
"Microsoft Word Developer's Kit," page 492

Additional query words: winword2 GPF

Keywords : kberrmsg kbmacro kbprg kbdtacode wordnt kbmacroexample winword ntword macword word6 word7 word95
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbWordSearch kbWordWSearch kbWordMSearch

Last Reviewed: December 29, 2000
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