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Article Last Modified on 8/22/2007


  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

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This article contains information about available resources for creating custom solutions using Visual Basic for Applications and Microsoft Word 2000.

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Record a Macro and Examine the Code

The best resource for learning more about programming using Visual Basic for Applications is to record a macro and then examine the code.

To record a macro

Use the following steps to record a macro:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro and click Record New Macro.
  2. Type a name for the new macro in the Macro name box and click OK.
  3. Perform the actions you want to learn more about.
  4. When you have completed the actions you want to record, on the Stop Recording toolbar click Stop Recording.

To view a recorded macro

Use the following steps to view a recorded macro:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Macro and click Macros.
  2. Find and click to select your recorded macro in the list of available macros.
  3. Click Edit.

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Microsoft Office 2000/Visual Basic Programmer's Guide

Exploit powerfully enhanced programmability in Office 2000 with authoritative information straight from the Microsoft Office development team. This essential reference comes packed with practical, roll-up-your-sleeves resources to help maximize your productivity with the integrated development tools and services in Office 2000, including the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 6.0 development system. Use this incisive coverage to build on what you know and accomplish everything from automating individual tasks to creating complex vertical-market applications.

Pages: 976
Disk: 1 CD
Level: Int/Adv
ISBN# 1-57231-952-6

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The Microsoft Office 2000/Visual Basic Reference

Create custom solutions that help people work more productively from desktop to Web with this comprehensive programming reference for Microsoft Office 2000. Direct from the Microsoft Office 2000 product teams, these six volumes deliver the authoritative technical detail you need to maximize your productivity with the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. They include A-to-Z guides to the objects, methods, and properties available in the Office 2000 development environment; object model diagrams for each Office 2000 application and shared component; extensive cross referencing; and practical code examples.

Pages: 7040
Disk: N/A
Level: Int/Adv
ISBN# 1-57231-955-0

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Microsoft Office 2000/Visual Basic for Applications Fundamentals

"Microsoft Office 2000/Visual Basic for Applications Fundamentals" is the teach-yourself guide to using the VBA capabilities in each of the Microsoft Office 2000 applications. You'll learn how to automate content creation, handle events, write your own functions and procedures, customize menus and toolbars, create component add-ins for all Office applications, save documents to an intranet, and more. The easy-to-follow lessons include clear objectives and real-world business examples, so you can learn exactly what you need to know at your own speed. The new edition reflects the author's extensive knowledge of VBA and Office design. It is expanded to include approximately 15 hours of instruction, with numerous screen shots and illustrations. It also comes with practice files on CD-ROM. It's the easiest way to learn Office 2000 VBA programming fundamentals, using the proven Microsoft Step by Step method.

Pages: 576
Disk: 1 CD
Level: Beg/Int
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Microsoft Office 2000 VBA Fundamentals/Mastering Solution Set

"Mastering Microsoft Office 2000 Solution Development" combines two well-matched, best-of-breed resources to teach you how to develop desktop solutions with Microsoft Office 2000: disc-based interactive training and a step-by-step guidebook with handy companion files.

Pages: 560
Disk: 1 CD
Level: Intermediate
ISBN# 0-7356-0815-6

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Online Help

For more information about Visual Basic for Applications, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type the Visual Basic for Applications topic you want in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

For information about the relationships of one object to another, use the Object Browser. In the Visual Basic or Applications Editor, click Object Browser on the View menu.

The Microsoft Knowledge Base

For Visual Basic for Applications questions not relating to the Word object model, do not limit your query to Word. Many Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, or Visual Basic articles may apply to Visual Basic for Applications in Word.

For additional information about Microsoft Office 2000 Visual Basic for Application Programming Resources, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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