Using Scripts to Manage Word's View Options
Sample VBScript scripts that demonstrate how you can both retrieve and configure the Microsoft Word 2003 View options.
Mapping the Dialog Box to the Word Object Model
The options referenced in the following scripts correspond to the options found on the View tab of the Options dialog box. To access these options in Microsoft Word 2003, click Tools, click Options, and then click the View 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 View tab of the Options dialog box in Microsoft Word 2003.
On Error Resume Next Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") Set objOptions = objWord.Options Set objDoc = objWord.Documents.Add() Set objWindow = objWord.ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow Set objView = objWord.ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View Set objComments = objDoc.Comments Wscript.Echo "Startup Task Pane: " & objWord.ShowStartupDialog Wscript.Echo "Status bar: " & objWord.DisplayStatusBar Wscript.Echo "Windows in Taskbar: " & _ objWord.ShowWindowsInTaskbar Wscript.Echo "Highlight: " & objView.ShowHighlight Wscript.Echo "Bookmarks: " & objView.ShowBookmarks Wscript.Echo "Tab characters: " & objView.ShowTabs Wscript.Echo "Spaces: " & objView.ShowSpaces Wscript.Echo "Paragraph marks: " & objView.ShowParagraphs Wscript.Echo "Drawings: " & objView.ShowDrawings Wscript.Echo "Object anchors: " & objView.ShowObjectAnchors Wscript.Echo "Text boundaries: " & objView.ShowTextBoundaries Wscript.Echo "Wrap to window: " & objView.WrapToWindow Wscript.Echo "Animated text: " & objView.ShowAnimation Wscript.Echo "Smart tags: " & objView.DisplaySmartTags Wscript.Echo "Picture placeholders: " & _ objView.ShowPicturePlaceholders Wscript.Echo "All: " & objView.ShowAll Wscript.Echo "Field codes: " & objView.ShowFieldCodes Wscript.Echo "Hidden text: " & objView.ShowHiddenText Wscript.Echo "Optional hyphens: " & objView.ShowHyphens Wscript.Echo "Background colors and images: " & _ objView.DisplayBackgrounds Wscript.Echo "Field shading: " & objView.FieldShading For Each strComment in objComments Wscript.Echo "Screen tips: " & strComment.ShowTip Next Wscript.Echo "Horizontal scroll bar: " & _ objWindow.DisplayHorizontalScrollBar Wscript.Echo "Vertical scroll bar: " & _ objWindow.DisplayVerticalScrollBar Wscript.Echo "Vertical ruler: " & _ objWindow.DisplayVerticalRuler objWord.Quit
Sample Code for Modifying Values
Sample script that sets the Startup Task Pane option in Microsoft Word to TRUE.
On Error Resume Next Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") objWord.ShowStartupDialog = TRUE objWord.Quit
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