General question re: Excel populating into Word

zombiemaster

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Hi, All... I'm not looking for specific coding solutions at this point in the process, but hoping there may be tutorials of some kind that folks might be able to share...

I want VBA that will take data from cells in an Excel row and populate sections of a Word template.

I am going to have a spreadsheet with hundreds of rows of data, and I want to be able to select a cell somewhere in column A, click the macro button and it will scrape data from that row and populate a Word template that can be printed off. Click the next cell down, run the macro again and it populates a new sheet, etc on down the line.

Is this possible? Are there online tutorials for this sort of functionality? The project is still in the draft phase, but I am hoping to be able to present this as part of the solution.

Thanks for any thoughts, or website suggestions!
~ZM~
 

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arthurbr

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Have you tried MsWord's Mail Merge?
 

zombiemaster

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Have you tried MsWord's Mail Merge?
Hadn't actually thought of that, but it is a possibility!

We are going to have multiple people working in the Shared Workbook at the same time, and I am hoping to be able to use the functionality in Excel as opposed to opening up a separate Word doc, since everyone will already be in the Excel file at the same time. Also, our users' experience levels are all over the place, and I want them to just be able to click a cell, click a button and they get what they need...Mail Merge would require quite a bit of training and I'm afraid some of them would not adjust well to that drastic of a change.

~ZM~
 

zombiemaster

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Just checking in on this topic again to see if anyone has any other ideas besides Mail Merge, which I don't think would work for our purposes.

Thanks in advance,
~ZM~
 

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