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Microsoft KB Archive/108253

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Article ID: 108253

Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh



This article was previously published under Q108253


SUMMARY

When you open a menu and choose a command, Word does not tell you which macro or Word command is assigned to that command. This article explains how to return the name of the macro assigned to a menu command.

MORE INFORMATION

To return the name of the macro assigned to a menu command, use the appropriate method for your version of Word.

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Word 98 Macintosh Edition

To return the name of the macro assigned to a custom menu or toolbar command, use the OnAction Property as in the following sample macro:

   Sub GetMacroCommandAssignment()
      For Each cb In CommandBars("AutoText").Controls
         On Error Resume Next
         MsgBox cb.OnAction
      Next cb
   End Sub
                

NOTE: You cannot return command assignments for built-in menu or toolbar commands.

For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications


For more information about the OnAction Property, from the Visual Basic for Applications Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "OnAction," click Search, and then click to view "OnAction Property."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions


Word 6.x-7.x

To find out which macro or Word command is assigned to a menu command, use the Customize command on the Tools menu. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Customize.
  2. Click the Menus tab.
  3. Select the appropriate setting in the Categories list.
  4. Select a macro or command in the Commands list. If that macro or command is assigned to a menu, its name appears in the Position On Menu box. If not, (Auto) is displayed in the Position On Menu box.


In addition, if a command is assigned to the menu currently selected in the Change What Menu box, the Add button changes to the Rename button. (This does not happen if you select a command that is assigned to a menu that is not currently selected in the Change What Menu box.)


REFERENCES

"Microsoft Word User's Guide," version 6.0, chapter 31, "Customizing and Optimizing Word," "Customizing Toolbars, Menus, and Shortcut Keys" section


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