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Word for Windows Macro Language is Interpretive


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


Word for Windows Embedded Basic (EB) language is an interpreted language. Rather than compiling (translating all the statements prior to executing the statements), the Word for Windows interpreter translates each statement and executes the statement as it is encountered in the macro.

However, before you run a macro, Word for Windows tokenizes the current macro. During tokenizing, any syntax errors (such as a FOR loop without a NEXT statement or a WHILE statement without a closing WEND) generate warnings from Word for Windows, giving the false appearance that the code is being compiled.

Additional query words: 1.0 1.1 2.0 1.x word6 winword 6.0 winword2

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