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    Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    In my VBA , I use this code at the end of a Find and Replace routine to interrupt the routine and allow me to step through individual matches :

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    If it's the last line of the macro then it works fine and exits when the last match has been executed.

    However , if it is followed by any other routine then Word ignores it and ploughs on past , only showing the Find and Replace dialog momentarily.

    Is there a way to make the macro stop and wait for the finds and replaces to be gone through by the user , before continuing to the next part of the macro?

    Grateful for any advice.

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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    For an interactive Find/Replace, see for example: https://www.msofficeforums.com/31726-post17.html
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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    OK thanks. I had a look at the link with a view to adapting to my circumstance. The coding on the link page seems to makes references to Excel , and I would imagine would be hard to unpick. I'll keep at it.

    This seems more complex a problem than I was hoping for. I had in mind some small piece of code , perhaps a message box arrangement , to make Word wait while the search / replace interrogation was complete before proceeding with the next part of the macro.



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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    Quote Originally Posted by CDandVinyl View Post
    The coding on the link page seems to makes references to Excel , and I would imagine would be hard to unpick. I'll keep at it.
    While it does indeed get the Find/Replace expressions from an Excel workbook, that's not the part you need to concern yourself with. You should focus your efforts on the 'With ActiveDocument.Range' ... 'End With' block.

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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    Ok Thanks. After some floundering around , I've achieved some success. I used a portion of the code from the link you sent and have it working in the context of my macro. ()

    I'm starting the search and replace section with

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    and adding this code to the end

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    This allows me to step through the instances found by the search parameter. Once finished it runs on to the remaining parts of the macro with no issues and completes successfully. Perfect.

    One question : Using the message box I'm using Yes to replace , No to skip over , and the Cancel button exits the macro. What I'd like ideally is for the Cancel button to replace all remaining finds in the text from that point. I'm not sure how to modify

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    to do this. I tried a variety of things but could not get the desired outcome ...

    Can you advise?

    Grateful for your help.

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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    For example:
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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    Yes - very good. That does it.

    The anomaly is that it also clears out the finds that I'd previously skipped over.

    Earlier in the macro , I've said Yes to replace certain of the finds , and No to keep some. I'm finding that if I use Cancel to replace all then it's taking them all out , even the ones I'd earlier wanted to keep.

    Is there a way for the Cancel button to replace all below the point it is in the text?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    Are you using:
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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    No , I'm using

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    This is the code I have presently :

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    maybe you can see what's tripping it up....


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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    Quote Originally Posted by CDandVinyl View Post
    No , I'm using

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    maybe you can see what's tripping it up....
    See my previous reply...

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    Re: Using CommandBars - How to make Word wait....

    Ok I see. I thought you were enquiring rather than suggesting. I've amended that now and it's retaining the elements I wanted to keep so that's job done. Many thanks. I'm grateful for your time and considerable expertise.

    Problem solved!


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