how to convert selection (not whole document) to BBCode?


Fai Vapiwalla

Hi All,

I've come across the "The Word2BBCode-Converter ... written on June 2,
2006 by Matthew Kruer" VBA script which works amazingly. I've read
other posts that say it has some issues with coloured text but since I
only use it for converting Bold, Underline, and Italics to BBcode it
is fine.

What I can't figure out is how to modify that code to only convert a
selection to bbcode, and not the whole document. I just want to be
able to (hastily) select a paragraph of text that i can see has some
bolding in it, hit a hotkey combination (that has the word to bbcode
macro attached to it) and have the bolding turned into bbcode. What
part of the below code should I modify, and to what?

The first part of Kruer's code (that deals with converting all
document bolding to bbcode) looks like this:

'Word2BBCode-Converter v0.1

Sub Word2BBCode()

Application.ScreenUpdating = False



Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
Private Sub ConvertBold()

With Selection.Find

.Font.Bold = True
.Text = ""

.Format = True
.MatchCase = False
.MatchWholeWord = False
.MatchWildcards = False
.MatchSoundsLike = False
.MatchAllWordForms = False

.Forward = True
.Wrap = wdFindContinue

Do While .Execute
With Selection
If InStr(1, .Text, vbCr) Then
' Just process the chunk before any newline
' We'll pick-up the rest with the next search
.Font.Bold = False
.MoveEndUntil vbCr
End If

' Don't bother to markup newline characters
(prevents a loop, as well)
If Not .Text = vbCr Then
.InsertBefore ""
.InsertAfter "
End If

.Font.Bold = False
End With
End With
End Sub

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