Macro using F n' R in Word?

Subject: Macro using F n' R in Word?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 16:27:36 -0400

Justin Ressler wonders: <<Is it possible to use a macro with Find and
Replace? If so, how do I go about doing it?>>

If you're willing to learn VBA programming, that's one way, but by far the
easiest way to include a macro is to _record_ it. Start recording a macro,
then do the search and replace just the way you'd ordinarily do it, then
stop recording once the search and replace is complete. Now all you have to
do is open the macro you just recorded and make any necessary changes (e.g.,
the search keywords).

Given how unpredictable VBA can be in its behavior, and its sometimes
adversarial relationship with Microsoft's published documentation on how the
code is supposed to work, I find this approach much easier on the nerves
than trying to learn yet another language. (I'm actually having more luck
learning Mandarin than I did in my brief flirtation with VBA.)

--Geoff Hart, geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
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