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Ms Visual Basic & Ms Word 2000


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#1 Troubled1

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:20 AM

Hi there

I think that I may have unwittingly caused MS Visual Basic to make objects that I insert into Word 2000 documents appear differently.


For example, if I create a new document and insert the page numbers, instead of the digit appearing, what actually appears is this:

{PAGE} note, brackets are greyed out.

Or if I insert a midi file what appears is this:

{EMBED MIDFile} note, brackets are in Bold

When I R-Click inside Bold brackets, the submenu will appear and I can activate the object. However this is not possible to do when the brackets are greyed out as in the case of the page numbers.

This peculiarity also appears when I open Word documents created prior to this problem.

I can't remember exactly what I was doing at the time but I think I must have had a Word doc open and was 'experimenting' with the F-keys and keyboard shortcuts and when I pressed Alt+F11, MS Visual Basic opened up. Soooooo, naturally I was curious and fiddled around with it, clicking this & that (goes without saying that No, I cannot remember exactly what I clicked and fiddled with!!!!!!) Seems to me that somehow I have altered some codes or something??? That's what I get for being a stickybeak, hey!

Is there anyone who can pinpoint my problem and steer me in the right direction? My OS is XP Home

Cheers
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:18 AM

Have you tried changing views? For instance, if you're in Web Layout View, change to Print View down in the bottom left corner of the window.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 06:22 PM

Hi there Herk,

Makes no difference. Can't help thinking that it may have something to do with 'behind the scene' codes or similar??

Thanks for your suggestion,

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:44 PM

Try a different word processor just to see if it makes any difference. If you're running a Dell you should have WordPerfect on it, try that if you can. Or install a different word processor. By the way, why are you putting MIDI files or Visual basic files into a word processor? You can't print them out you know...:-p
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:40 AM

Have already tried that ie emailed document to 2 other pcs and when opened, they appear normally. so it is definitely something I have done to my settings.

The reason for the midi file was because the doc was a humorous birthday invitation specifically for email recipients and the music file was perfect for the particular theme of the flier. I know I could have composed it as an email message and set music to the background of the message and used coloured fonts/background etc etc but because not everyone has their email client set up the same, it was easier to attach a Word document that could be opened and have instructions to d-click the icon for the music to start.(guess it's one of those things you need to see to get what I mean??)

Anyhow, it's back to the drawing board ......

thanks for your suggestion.

btw ... I know *absolutely nothing* about Visual Basic and have no idea what it is even used for ?? and never knew it existed till I started fiddling around with the jolly thing!!!!, so if you can fill me in, it would be appreciated - it might even shed some light on what I have done to buggar things up??!!

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