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    Excel 2013 - VBA Find and Replace

    I am looking for a simple VBA that will reference specific cells in Excel and use this date to do a find and replace in Word.

    Example:

    Cell B2 in Excel = John Smith

    I want the VBA to take John Smith, search a specified Word document using that information, and replace all instances of John Smith with whatever value I choose, such as Sally Smith.

    I would like to be able to repeat this process for as many cells as I please.

    I found the code below, but it's potential seems limited to me. You have to manually enter the find and replace text in the VBA. I am looking for a way to make this automated.

    I have done some searching and found all the different elements I am looking for. I can't seem to find anything that includes all my requests in one VBA.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Excel 2013 - VBA Find and Replace

    Untested, but is sound to my eye. In your Excel workbook

    1) create a sheet called LIST
    2) List the SEARCH strings in column A
    3) List the REPLACE strings in column B

    NOTE: Be wary of small search strings that might be a "substring" of other search strings. Order your LIST by the longest searches to the smallest, that should help.

    4) Now run this macro from that same workbook

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    Re: Excel 2013 - VBA Find and Replace

    I am getting a Run-time error '1004': Application-defined or object-defined error when trying to compile the code

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    Re: Excel 2013 - VBA Find and Replace

    Perhaps remove OPTION EXPLICIT from the top of the module if you have that there...?

    Can you post the Excel and the Word doc so I can test myself?

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    Re: Excel 2013 - VBA Find and Replace

    I discovered the problem, I had to add the Microsoft Word 15.0 Object Library reference. After turning this on, the program worked exactly as intended.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Excel 2013 - VBA Find and Replace

    As it appears you've reached a conclusion, I've marked this thread SOLVED for you.
    FYI, this is done through the Thread Tools located above the first post in this thread. Thanks.

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