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WD: WordBasic Examples: Help Commands


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 statements or functions:




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


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The commands listed in the "Summary" section of this article are single line commands that you can use in a macro to allow a user easy access to help. Below is a sample macro that shows how you can use these commands.


   Sub MAIN
   Begin Dialog UserDialog 201, 108, "Help!"
        OKButton 9, 79, 88, 21
        CancelButton 102, 79, 88, 21
        OptionGroup  .HelpChoice
          OptionButton 12, 6, 180, 16, "Help Contents", .OptionButton1
          OptionButton 12, 23, 180, 16, "Examples/Demos", .OptionButton2
          OptionButton 12, 40, 180, 16, "Active Window Help",.OptionButton3
          OptionButton 12, 57, 180, 16, "Help on Help!!", .OptionButton4
   End Dialog
   Dim dlg As UserDialog
   GetCurValues dlg
   n = Dialog(dlg)
   If n = 0 Then Goto bye
   Select Case dlg.HelpChoice
        Case 0
             HelpContents               ' Any of the above commands would
        Case 1                          ' work inserted here
             On Error Resume Next
        Case 2
        Case 3
   End Select
   End Sub 

Additional query words:

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

Last Reviewed: December 29, 2000
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