Using Scripts to Manage Word's AutoFormat As You Type Options
Sample VBScript scripts that demonstrate how you can both retrieve and configure the Microsoft Word 2003 Autoformat As You Type options.
Mapping the Dialog Box to the Word Object Model
The options referenced in the following scripts correspond to the options found on the AutoFormat As You Type tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box. To access these options in Microsoft Word 2003, click Tools, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab. A mapping between the options available in this dialog box and the Microsoft Word object model is shown below.
The scripts shown on this page were tested using Microsoft Word 2003. At least some of the functionality is likely to work on any version of Microsoft Word that supports Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); however, the scripts have not been tested using any of these other versions.
Sample Code for Retrieving Values
Sample script that retrieves the configuration information found on the AutoFormat As You Type tab of the AutoCorrect dialog box in Microsoft Word 2003.
On Error Resume Next Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") Set objOptions = objWord.Options Wscript.Echo "Fractions with fraction character: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceFractions Wscript.Echo "Straight quotes with smart quotes: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceQuotes Wscript.Echo "Ordinals (1st) with superscript: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceOrdinals Wscript.Echo "*Bold* and _italic_ with real formatting: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplacePlainTextEmphasis Wscript.Echo "Hyphens with dash: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceFarEastDashes Wscript.Echo "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceHyperlinks Wscript.Echo "Automatic bulleted lists: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeApplyBulletedLists Wscript.Echo "AUtomatic numbered lists: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeApplyNumberedLists Wscript.Echo "Border lines: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeApplyBorders Wscript.Echo "Tables: " & objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeApplyTables Wscript.Echo "Built-in Heading styles: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeApplyHeadings Wscript.Echo "Format beginning of list item like the one before it: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeFormatListItemBeginning Wscript.Echo "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeApplyFirstIndents Wscript.Echo "Define styles based on your formatting: " & _ objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeDefineStyles objWord.Quit
Sample Code for Modifying Values
Sample script that sets the Replace Fractions with fraction character option in Microsoft Word to FALSE.
On Error Resume Next Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") Set objOptions = objWord.Options objOptions.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceFractions = FALSE objWord.Quit
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