How to import data from Excel into a Word doc



I'm sure there's a simple solution, but I cannot find out how to do the
following. I am populating different fields in a Word doc and would like to
pull the data from specific cells in an Excel file. I do this many times
using the same Word and Excel template, so I would also like to be able to
change the "source" Excel file as you can when pulling data from one Excel
file to another.

By the way I am running Office 2007 and Vista. Thanks in advance for your




Doug Robbins - Word MVP

The following macro will probably do what you require.

' Macro created 26/10/01 by Doug Robbins to update links in a document
Dim alink As Field, linktype As Range, linkfile As Range
Dim linklocation As Range, i As Integer, j As Integer, linkcode As Range
Dim Message, Title, Default, Newfile
Dim counter As Integer

counter = 0
For Each alink In ActiveDocument.Fields
If alink.Type = wdFieldLink Then

Set linkcode = alink.Code
i = InStr(linkcode, Chr(34))
Set linktype = alink.Code
linktype.End = linktype.Start + i
j = InStr(Mid(linkcode, i + 1), Chr(34))
Set linklocation = alink.Code
linklocation.Start = linklocation.Start + i + j - 1
If counter = 0 Then
Set linkfile = alink.Code
linkfile.End = linkfile.Start + i + j - 1
linkfile.Start = linkfile.Start + i
Message = "Enter the modified path and filename following this
Format " & linkfile
Title = "Update Link"
Default = linkfile
Newfile = InputBox(Message, Title, Default)
End If
linkcode.Text = linktype & Newfile & linklocation
counter = counter + 1
End If
Next alink

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

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