Excel VBA Macros | Referencing other applications exercise | Mail merge from Excel to Word

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Software ==> Excel VBA Macros  (52 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of Excel
Topic ==> Referencing other applications  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> VBA training
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Open Word, and make sure that you can see any bookmarks that you create. 

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Create a new document to contain a prize-winning letter (you can create bookmarks from the Insert tab of the ribbon in Word):

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Referencing other applications (image 1)

The I-beam pointers are bookmarks that you need to create

Save this file as Mailing letter, and close it down.

Open the workbook in the above folder called People, and write a macro within it which asks you for a person's name:

Excel VBA Macros exercise - Referencing other applications (image 2)

You could, for example, type Madonna in here

Extend your macro so that it:

  • Creates a new Word application
  • Opens your letter document in Word
  • Goes to the first bookmark and types in the person name
  • Goes to the second bookmark and types in the prize name

Save your revised workbook as Annoying Letters, then close it down.

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