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How do I create a macro for a memo that when you run the macro it pauses so
you can fill in text, such as after "TO:" and then after you enter text
there, it pauses after "FROM:", etc.?
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Hi Mary Jany

Mary Jane wrote:
How do I create a macro for a memo that when you run the macro it pauses so
you can fill in text, such as after "TO:" and then after you enter text
there, it pauses after "FROM:", etc.?


you'd be better off in one of the vba related groups. Would the Macro
itself write the "TO" and "FROM"? Are you talking about an Outlook email
message? Maybe you need a form, not a macro?

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Sounds to me like you need a template rather than a macro. And, as a matter
of fact, Word ships with several memo templates.

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How do I create a macro for a memo that when you run the macro it pauses

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there, it pauses after "FROM:", etc.?
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OK. What is VBA? Yes, the macro would itself would write the TO and FROM.
Not talking about an Outlook email. I'm working in Word's word processing
software. No, I don't want a form or template. Thanks for your assistance.
Any ideas, and how can I find out about VBA stuff?
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Hi Mary Jany

Mary Jane wrote:
How do I create a macro for a memo that when you run the macro it pauses so
you can fill in text, such as after "TO:" and then after you enter text
there, it pauses after "FROM:", etc.?


you'd be better off in one of the vba related groups. Would the Macro
itself write the "TO" and "FROM"? Are you talking about an Outlook email
message? Maybe you need a form, not a macro?

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Does a template pause for entering text? If so, which one would you suggest
I use?
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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Sounds to me like you need a template rather than a macro. And, as a matter
of fact, Word ships with several memo templates.

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How do I create a macro for a memo that when you run the macro it pauses

so
you can fill in text, such as after "TO:" and then after you enter text
there, it pauses after "FROM:", etc.?
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You can use macrobutton fields as place markers for your inserted text
http://www.gmayor.com/Macrobutton.htm , or you could create a userform to
prompt for the information to be inserted. The only time you would need a
macro to pause for user input would be if the macro was writing the whole
memo, which I don't see as viable unless it is always the *same* memo you
are creating?

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Mary Jane wrote:
Does a template pause for entering text? If so, which one would you
suggest I use?

Sounds to me like you need a template rather than a macro. And, as a
matter of fact, Word ships with several memo templates.

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Hi MJ

Mary Jane wrote:
Does a template pause for entering text? If so, which one would you suggest
I use?


it's exactly the "pause" that made me think you need a macro. Because I
then assume you are having an automatism (a macro) running behind the
scenes.

[Hence my pointer to VBA = VisualBasic for Applications.]

But if you don't need that, then you may use a form or a normal
template. Put a 2x2 table in it, left side is the "TO"/"CC", right s for
the user to write into what he needs.

Sometimes, we're thinking too far, it seems ... :-)

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