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Old 08-08-2019, 01:15 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new here so please be gentle with me!



I am creating a mail merge document, I've not posted in mail merge though, as this seems to be a more basic formatting question.

I have given my page a background colour, and for every cell in the table the text is black with the grey background colour, apart from one cell in each table! This cell has a white text background.

I've attached the document here, can anyone please help me colour this one cell?

Thanks in advance

Colin
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If you mean in the merge document itself then the following macro will do that.

Code:
Sub Macro1()
Dim oCell As Cell
Dim oFld As Field
    For Each oCell In ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Range.Cells
        For Each oFld In oCell.Range.Fields
            If oFld.Type = wdFieldMergeField Then
                If InStr(1, oFld.Code, "Product") > 0 Or _
                   InStr(1, oFld.Code, "Desc") > 0 Then
                    oCell.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorWhite
                    Exit For
                Else
                    oCell.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = &HD9D9D9
                End If
            End If
        Next oFld
    Next oCell
lbl_Exit:
    Set oCell = Nothing
    Set oFld = Nothing
    Exit Sub
End Sub
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Hi Graham

Thanks for spending the time on this, it has really helped me to understand how the macros work in Word.

I stepped through the macro to see how it worked and followed the logic - a real eye opener.

However, although the cell has been coloured, the text still has a white background, whereas all the other text in the document uses the grey cell colour as a background - can you see that?

What code can I add to fix that please?

Thanks

Colin
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I hadn't noticed that, but actually it has a light grey background. It is easily addressed. After the line
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oCell.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorWhite
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Code:
oCell.Range.Font.Shading.BackgroundPatternColor = wdColorAutomatic
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Perfect!

Thanks once again for your help Graham.

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