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WordBasic Instr() Statement Defined

PSS ID Number: Q50810 Article last modified on 02-17-1993

1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 WINDOWS

Summary: The Word BASIC Instr() statement searches for a string in the specified String variable. If the [n] argument is supplied, the search starts at character [n].


Num = Instr([n], String, Search_String)


Sub MAIN Open “FOO.DOC” For Input As #4 ’Open the document X = Lof(#4) ’Determine file length A$ = Input<math display="inline">(X, #4) 'Place document in 'variable A</math> B$ = “String to Search” ’Assign string to ’variable B$ Num = InStr(1, A<math display="inline">, B</math>) ’Starting at character ’1, search A$ for ’variable B$ if Num > 0 then Print “String found at Character:”+ Num else Print “No Match found” endif Close #4 End Sub For more information on WordBasic functions, please refer to the “Microsoft Word for Windows Technical Reference.”

Additional reference words: w4wmacro 1.0 1.1 1.1a 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00