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Old 01-31-2019, 01:04 AM
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Hello MS Office community.




I am trying create a vba script that will search for multiple words, copy the paragraph which has that word and will insert into a new document. I found the following scripts which works amazingly but with one text only. How can I modify this script, so instead of only one search to have multiples, array of words to search for. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


The script below will search for "1945" and will copy the paragraph that contains "1945" and insert into new document. How to make do the same but for several texts example 1945, 1946, 1947 etc


Thank you in advance



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Sub CopyParas
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
.Text = "1945"
.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindStop
.Format = False
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
End With
Do While Selection.Find.Execute
Selection.StartOf Unit:=wdParagraph
Selection.MoveEnd Unit:=wdParagraph
sBigString = sBigString + Selection.Text
Selection.MoveStart Unit:=wdParagraph
Loop
Documents.Add DocumentType:=wdNewBlankDocument
Selection.InsertAfter (sBigString)
End Sub






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Old 01-31-2019, 05:37 AM
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Code:
Sub ScratchMacro()
'A basic Word macro coded by Greg Maxey, http://gregmaxey.com/word_tips.html, 01/31/2019
Dim oRng As Range
Dim arrFind() As String
Dim lngIndex As Long
Dim strContent
Dim oThisDoc As Document
Dim oDoc As Document
  
  Set oThisDoc = ActiveDocument
  arrFind = Split("1945,1946,1947", ",")
  For lngIndex = 0 To UBound(arrFind)
    oThisDoc.Activate
    strContent = vbNullString
    Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    With oRng.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Text = arrFind(lngIndex)
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindStop
      .Format = False
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      Do While .Execute
        strContent = strContent & oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range.Text & vbCr
      Loop
      If strContent <> vbNullString Then
        Set oDoc = Documents.Add(, , wdNewBlankDocument)
        oDoc.Range.Text = strContent
      End If
    End With
  Next lngIndex
lbl_Exit:
  Exit Sub
End Sub
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The script below will search for "1945" and will copy the paragraph that contains "1945" and insert into new document. How to make do the same but for several texts example 1945, 1946, 1947 etc
With your original code, if it's a series of such years, use:
.Text = "<194[5-7]>"
with:
.MatchWildcards = True
and delete:
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False
This will ensure your output is in the same order as in the original document.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:10 AM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

God Bless you.


Quick question, what modification will require that instead of opening a new word for each "year" text searched, to put them in one word document? So starting 1945 and then 1946 and then 1947 etc..




Please and thank you!
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:11 AM
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Thank you thank you Greg Maxey!







Quote:
Originally Posted by gmaxey View Post
Code:
Sub ScratchMacro()
 'A basic Word macro coded by Greg Maxey, http://gregmaxey.com/word_tips.html, 01/31/2019
Dim oRng As Range
Dim arrFind() As String
Dim lngIndex As Long
Dim strContent
Dim oThisDoc As Document
Dim oDoc As Document
  
  Set oThisDoc = ActiveDocument
  arrFind = Split("1945,1946,1947", ",")
  For lngIndex = 0 To UBound(arrFind)
    oThisDoc.Activate
    strContent = vbNullString
    Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    With oRng.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Text = arrFind(lngIndex)
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindStop
      .Format = False
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      Do While .Execute
        strContent = strContent & oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range.Text & vbCr
      Loop
      If strContent <> vbNullString Then
        Set oDoc = Documents.Add(, , wdNewBlankDocument)
        oDoc.Range.Text = strContent
      End If
    End With
  Next lngIndex
lbl_Exit:
  Exit Sub
End Sub
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:21 AM
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Greg Maxey script is exactly what I need with the only exception that if its possible to put the output in one document instead one document for each value of the array. Dear sir do you have a donation section in you website? I would like to buy you a cup of coffee as way to thank you for helping me and serving in the US Navy. God Bless you!
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:17 PM
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It is just a matter of rearranging and a few minor changes.


Code:
Sub ScratchMacro()
 'A basic Word macro coded by Greg Maxey, http://gregmaxey.com/word_tips.html, 01/31/2019
Dim oRng As Range
Dim arrFind() As String
Dim lngIndex As Long
Dim strContent
Dim oThisDoc As Document
Dim oDoc As Document
  
  Set oThisDoc = ActiveDocument
  arrFind = Split("1945,1946,1947", ",")
  Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
  strContent = vbNullString
  For lngIndex = 0 To UBound(arrFind)
    Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
    With oRng.Find
      .ClearFormatting
      .Text = arrFind(lngIndex)
      .Forward = True
      .Wrap = wdFindStop
      .Format = False
      .MatchCase = False
      .MatchWholeWord = False
      .MatchWildcards = False
      .MatchSoundsLike = False
      .MatchAllWordForms = False
      Do While .Execute
        strContent = strContent & oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range.Text & vbCr
      Loop
    End With
  Next lngIndex
  If strContent <> vbNullString Then
     Set oDoc = Documents.Add(, , wdNewBlankDocument)
     oDoc.Range.Text = strContent
     oDoc.Activate
  End If
lbl_Exit:
  Exit Sub
End Sub

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