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How to find and replace in Word Document by mgagnon
Posted: 20 Apr 03 (Edited 20 Apr 03)

Sometimes recording a macro in Word and using the "translated" code in VFP works well and sometimes it doesn't. The find and replace feature in Word is one of these instances where it doesn't work as expected. Although the find feature works, the replace seems to be ingnored by VFP. You have to resort to Cut and paste to achieve this. Here a function that can be used as a Find and Replace , in a Word document.

wordFindAndreplace("paul","Paul","c:\hello.doc") && For example
FUNCTION wordFindAndReplace
LPARAMETERS cValueTofind,cValueToreplace,cDocument
LOCAL lValue
oWord=Createobject("word.application")
oDocument=oWord.Documents.Open(cDocument)
loSelection=oWord.Selection
With loSelection.Find
    .Text = cValueToFind
    .Forward = .T.
    .Wrap= 1
Endwith
Do While .T.
    lValue =   loSelection.Find.Execute
    IF lValue
      loSelection.Cut
      loSelection.InsertBefore(cValueToReplace)
      loselection.MoveRight
    ELSE
      EXIT
    ENIF
Enddo
ENDFUNC
oWord.Visible =.T.

Mike Gagnon

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