The best way to select a form field using VBA
Article contributed by Mark Tangard
If you want to select a form field using a macro, you can use a variety of
methods; but only the least obvious method is bug-free!
indeed move the cursor to the formfield called Text4,
but if that formfield is empty, it won't become highlighted, as a formfield
reached by ordinary tabbing will, and this looks very odd to the user.
Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="Text4"
move the cursor to Text4 and highlight the field, but in certain cases
(depending on the vertical position of the fields – and this is especially noticeable
if the formfields are in a table), that motion will cause the screen
to jump in a very annoying way, even if the destination field is visible on the
screen to start with.
Fortunately, the line:
move the cursor to Text4 and highlight the entire field. The screen will not
jump unless the Text4
field is not fully visible to begin with. Convoluted, but it works!
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