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I want to write VBA to extract sentences or paragraphs that contain specific words into a new word document.


E.g. the phrase I am looking for is 'the supplier' and it could be at the start of a sentence or in the middle of a paragraph
1.1 The Supplier shall perform the Services sothat they meet or exceed the applicable Target Performance Levels at all times.

1.8 If the Supplier fails tomeasure or report on a Performance Indicator in accordance with therequirements placed upon it by Part B of this Schedule, the Supplier shall bedeemed to have failed to meet the Target Performance Level for the relevantPerformance Indicator in the relevant Measurement Period, unless the Authorityotherwise agrees in writing and, where the Performance Indicator has anapplicable Critical Failure Performance Threshold, the Supplier shall be deemedto have failed to meet that Critical Failure Performance Threshold. For the purposes of paragraphs 3 below, Service Points shall accrue to theSupplier in respect of that deemed Performance Failure and following therelevant Service Period at the highest available level associated with thatKPI.


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The following will write sentences containing 'the supplier', regardless of case, to a new document.
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Sub Macro1()
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Dim oSource As Document
Dim oTarget As Document
Dim oRng As Range, oTargetRng As Range
    Set oSource = ActiveDocument
    Set oTarget = Documents.Add
    Set oRng = oSource.Range
    With oRng.Find
        Do While .Execute(findText:="the supplier")
            oRng.Start = oRng.Sentences(1).Start
            oRng.End = oRng.Sentences(1).End
            Set oTargetRng = oTarget.Range
            oTargetRng.Collapse 0
            oTargetRng.FormattedText = oRng.FormattedText
            oRng.Collapse 0
        Loop
    End With
    Set oRng = Nothing
    Set oTargetRng = Nothing
    Set oSource = Nothing
    Set oTarget = Nothing
End Sub
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Thank you very much Graham
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As Graham knows that can give patchy results. Consider:


Joe Smith and Dr. Robert Anderson are the suppliers for ...


You will not get what you want. Check the results.
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As Graham knows that can give patchy results. Consider:


Joe Smith and Dr. Robert Anderson are the suppliers for ...


You will not get what you want. Check the results.




So what would you suggest as an improvement please?
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i would suggest you use the full paragraph instead of asking Word to determine what is a sentence. I haven't tested this but the following changes might do the job...

Replace:
oRng.Start = oRng.Sentences(1).Start
oRng.End = oRng.Sentences(1).End

With:
Set oRng = oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range
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i would suggest you use the full paragraph instead of asking Word to determine what is a sentence. I haven't tested this but the following changes might do the job...

Replace:
oRng.Start = oRng.Sentences(1).Start
oRng.End = oRng.Sentences(1).End

With:
Set oRng = oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range



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