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Old 02-28-2013, 10:58 PM
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Hi,



I'm new to VBA, but I think I need one to my problem.

The situation is:

I have a document with text and tables like this

b) text

(the first cell is a), b), c) and so on... and the second is a text)


I have another a) b) and c) in the document I don't want to change, so
I've managed to format those cells with a special style like below:

Code:
Sub format_tables()
Dim tTable As Table
For Each tTable In ActiveDocument.Tables
  tTable.Select 
  Selection.Style = ActiveDocument.Styles("Table-1")
Next 
End Sub
My question is:

I want to find those formated a) b) c) and so on
and convert the table in which they are in regular text.

Thank you,

Adriano

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:49 AM
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Hi Adriano,

You could use a macro like:
Code:
Sub TableFindConvert()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim StrTxt As String, StrSty As String, Stl As Style, bSty As Boolean
StrTxt = InputBox("What is the Text to Find", "Text Selection")
StrSty = Trim(InputBox("What is the Style to Find", "Style Selection", "Table-1"))
bSty = False
If StrSty <> "" Then
  For Each Stl In ActiveDocument.Styles
    If Stl.NameLocal = StrSty Then
      bSty = True
      Exit For
    End If
  Next
  If bSty = False Then GoTo errExit
End If
With ActiveDocument.Range
  With .Find
    .ClearFormatting
    .Replacement.ClearFormatting
    .Text = StrTxt
    If StrSty <> "" Then .Style = StrSty
    .Replacement.Text = ""
    .Format = bSty
    .Forward = True
    .Wrap = wdFindStop
    .MatchCase = True
    .MatchWholeWord = True
    .MatchWildcards = False
    .MatchSoundsLike = False
    .MatchAllWordForms = False
    .Execute
  End With
  Do While .Find.Found
    If .Information(wdWithInTable) = True Then
      .Duplicate.Tables(1).ConvertToText Separator:=vbTab
    End If
    .Collapse wdCollapseEnd
    .Find.Execute
  Loop
End With
Exit Sub
errExit:
Beep
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
Note that, as coded, you can only search for one string at a time, though you could change the Find parameters to allow wildcard searches, which can be more flexible. Also, with the way I've coded the macro, you could omit the text to find and just have Word find the Style - or you could omit the Style and have Word find just the text; it's up to you.

PS: When posting code, please use the code tags. They're on the 'Go Advanced' tab.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:56 AM
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Thank you, Paul.
How can I adapt this code for searching using this following wildcards ([a-z]\)) and the style named "tabela-1"?
I ask that because I have about 6000 documents and wouldn't place a text for each of them.
I'm sorry about the tags.
Thank you again,
Adriano
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For the wildcards, simply replace these lines:
.MatchCase = True
.MatchWholeWord = True
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
with:
.MatchWildcards = True

You can make the Style whatever you want, by overtyping the default displayed by the InputBox. To change the default, simple change 'Table-1' in the code to whatever you want.
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Paul,

Thanks a lot!

I've managed to solve the puzzle with your help.

The code is:


Sub remove_tables()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With ActiveDocument.Range
With .Find
.ClearFormatting
.Replacement.ClearFormatting
.Text = "([a-z]\))"
.Style = "table-1"
.Replacement.Text = ""
.Format = bSty
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindStop
.MatchCase = True
.MatchWholeWord = True
.MatchWildcards = True
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
.Execute
End With
Do While .Find.Found
If .Information(wdWithInTable) = True Then
.Duplicate.Tables(1).ConvertToText Separator:=vbTab
End If
.Collapse wdCollapseEnd
.Find.Execute
Loop
End With
Exit Sub
errExit:
Beep
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
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Still not using code tags ...

Glad you got the coding sorted. Do bear in mind, though, that your modifications make the code less flexible. As I also said previously, you could omit the text parameter entirely and just search for the styles.
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