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Does anyone know any good sites or places where i can get help/advice on Programming with Visual Basic through Microsoft Word XP????

I got my final assesment to do and im having real problems with the coding......HELP PLZ!!!!!!
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Does anyone know any good sites or places where i can get help/advice on Programming with Visual Basic through Microsoft Word XP????

I got my final assesment to do and im having real problems with the coding......HELP PLZ!!!!!!
http://www.google.com
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VB in MS Word is called VBA.

This is the official VBA site

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vba/
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http://www.theofficeexperts.com/forum/

(and http://www.mrexcel.com is quite handy for VBA as well)
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http://www.google.com
Was hoping for something more specific.....tried that a million times!!
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All these sites are good but there all chat sites....i've got to write a program which is basically a till....i've got to calculate the total of all sales, display them on a receipt, print the receipt and code it through Word XP which i think sucks coz if i was doing it through Professional Visual Basic i could buy books to help me but there isn't any books for that....Any ideas on what i can do???? Am so gonna fail if i cant figure something out!
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(Original post by The_Barman)
All these sites are good but there all chat sites....i've got to write a program which is basically a till....i've got to calculate the total of all sales, display them on a receipt, print the receipt and code it through Word XP which i think sucks coz if i was doing it through Professional Visual Basic i could buy books to help me but there isn't any books for that....Any ideas on what i can do???? Am so gonna fail if i cant figure something out!
Try http://www.programmersheaven.com/
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All these sites are good but there all chat sites....i've got to write a program which is basically a till....i've got to calculate the total of all sales, display them on a receipt, print the receipt and code it through Word XP which i think sucks coz if i was doing it through Professional Visual Basic i could buy books to help me but there isn't any books for that....Any ideas on what i can do???? Am so gonna fail if i cant figure something out!
Why have you got to do it in Word? It sounds very daft to me. You can buy books in it, what you need is a book on VBA. All good book shops have quite a few books on the langauge. VBA is pretty much the same as VB its just a bit different.

VBA in my experience is a horrible programming langauges as it just encourages lazy programming and dosn't real teach you any programming fundementals in the same way as C++ or Java does.
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(Original post by The_Barman)
All these sites are good but there all chat sites....i've got to write a program which is basically a till....i've got to calculate the total of all sales, display them on a receipt, print the receipt and code it through Word XP which i think sucks coz if i was doing it through Professional Visual Basic i could buy books to help me but there isn't any books for that....Any ideas on what i can do???? Am so gonna fail if i cant figure something out!
If you posted that question on the Office Experts forum I'm sure they would be able to give you an idea of where to start and what sort of algorithms/code to use. Dreamboat who runs the site has written more than a few Word manuals.

Oh and I agree I'd be using Excel not Word to create that sort of program.
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Why have you got to do it in Word? It sounds very daft to me. You can buy books in it, what you need is a book on VBA. All good book shops have quite a few books on the langauge. VBA is pretty much the same as VB its just a bit different.

VBA in my experience is a horrible programming langauges as it just encourages lazy programming and dosn't real teach you any programming fundementals in the same way as C++ or Java does.
Your telling me....its part of my course....so it is possible to buy a book for programming coding in Word XP???
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http://www.pscode.com - search for the code you need.
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http://www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm#Fill-inForms

Is probably a good place to start - then it's just a case of building the funcionality into the buttons/fields etc on your "till" form
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I assume you know the basics of VB then you can easily adopt to VBA by using the links people have given you here.

What course are you doing by the way?
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/vba/
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its really silly doing it in word. excel would be good. but even microsoft access would do it.

but i would recommend using just VB to do it. but i think that VBA is just VB with a bit of crap attached, but the fundemenatl laws and stuff and language is the same as VB. you could probably read tutorials off the net for the problem you have been asked to solve.

but yeah, try and get VB. also, you kant run the program made in VBA as an .exe program kos it kan't compile, which is stupid aswell.

but hey, they give you that, you'll have to use.
they probably want you to do the mail merge thingy so that the data in the VBA coding will be transferred into word ready for printing.
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I assume you know the basics of VB then you can easily adopt to VBA by using the links people have given you here.

What course are you doing by the way?
Just a basic SVQ Comp+Info Systems.....Start my HNC after my finals. I've just came back to college
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Having been the writer of the Fill-In Forms doo-hickey at www.TheOfficeExperts.com, and after reading the posts here tonight, I have to say that what the asker wants to do is VERY easy using Word. (Of course, using Excel is far better, right? Right!)

Check this out! Insert a table in Word. Put numbers in the far-right column. In the last cell at the bottom-right, hit Insert-Field, choose calculation (or is that formula? I forget), and type: =sum(above). If you haven't played around with the table and deleted rows and columns and such, Word will add up all the values in the cells above *this one*. Very simple, really.

I just wanted y'all to be informed geeks!
I'll just be going to find a place to ask my Word VBA questions now... (Actually, more recently, a member named R_Rajesh joined the office experts forum and can answer Word VBA questions like you wouldn't believe. I don't know what I'd do without him!)


On to checking out the rest of this forum. Looks great!
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