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Can't pause a macro in MS Word 2002

by mreiff / April 25, 2008 5:24 AM PDT

Why doesn't my macro pause where I inserted a pause when I play it back?

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(NT) Can you show the code?
by Kees Bakker / April 25, 2008 5:25 AM PDT
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pausing macros (MS Word 2002)
by mreiff / April 25, 2008 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Can you show the code?

When I play back the macro and display the codes, there is no pause code, simply a dot like it was just a space.

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Insert the code for the pause then.
by Kees Bakker / April 26, 2008 5:31 AM PDT
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by mreiff / April 27, 2008 12:42 AM PDT

I clicked the pause button where I want it to pause so I can insert text, and then clicked it again to continue typing my template.

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Re: pausing macro's.
by Kees Bakker / April 27, 2008 1:01 AM PDT

Pausing the recording of a macro just means that it doesn't record what you type while it's pausing. It pauses the recording, it doesn't pause the execution. See

I get the impression that what you want is more like described in
Unluckily, there's no answer there, except the very general advice: display an input box and use what the user types. That seems a good advice.

The alternative would be to use autocorrect. Say you want to do what's described in the second link. Then set up "ac1" to autocorrect to "your next appointment is", "ac2" to autocorrect to ", so you will need to bring your payment of" and "ac3" to autocorrect to "This will be due at the time of your arrival."
Then type ac1 Februari,3 ac2 USD 12.50 ac3 to get the full text.

Hope this helps.


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pausing macros
by mreiff / April 27, 2008 10:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: pausing macro's.

You're right. I want to pause the execution of a macro so I can input variable information. I could do it in Word Perfect the way I tried to do it in Word and with Word it just lays out the whole macro without letting me input the variable information. Do you know if it's possible to do this in newer versions of Word?

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Sorry, I don't have Office 2007.
by Kees Bakker / April 27, 2008 5:08 PM PDT
In reply to: pausing macros

All I can tell you: it still supports VBA (and that hasn't changed), but you can also program extensions in Visual Studio, using a product called VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office), that supports both Visual Basic and Visual C#.

Might need some study, books and courses.


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by mreiff / April 28, 2008 12:10 AM PDT

Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.

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