copy-paste tables from word to excel
I have a word document which is updated periodically. I can go into that Word document, select the contents of an entire table and copy, then go into an Excel spreadsheet and paste it. It's screwed up; however, I fix it as follows:
sht.Cells.UnMerge sht.Cells.ColumnWidth = 14 sht.Cells.RowHeight = 14 sht.Cells.Font.Size = 10
This manual copy-paste works regardless of whether the table is has merged fields. Then I can start to manipulate it manually: parsing, checking, computations, etc.
I can do this one table at a time, but it's tedious and of course error prone.
I want to automate this. I found some code:
Sub read_word_document() Dim sht As Worksheet Dim WordDoc As Word.Document Dim WordApp As Word.Application Set WordApp = CreateObject("Word.Application") WordApp.Visible = False On Error GoTo ErrHandler Set WordDoc = WordApp.Documents.Open("Z:\mydir\myfile1.DOC", ReadOnly:=True) j = 0 For i = 1 To WordDoc.Tables.Count DoEvents Dim s As String s = WordDoc.Tables(i).Cell(1, 1).Range.Text Debug.Print i, s WordDoc.Tables(i). Set sht = Sheets("temp") 'sht.Cells.Clear sht.Cells(1, 1).Select sht.PasteSpecial (xlPasteAll) End If Next i WordDoc.Close WordApp.Quit GoTo done ErrClose: On Error Resume Next ErrHandler: Debug.Print Err.Description On Error GoTo 0 done: End Sub
Of course this would just overwrite the same sheet again and again - and that's okay. This is just a test. The problem is this will work for those tables that do not have merged cells. However, it fails if the table has merged cells. I have no control over the file I get. It contains almost a hundred tables. Is there a way to do the copy paste the EXACT WAY that I do when I perform the operation manually?
Something like this:
Sub read_word_document() Const DOC_PATH As String = "Z:\mydir\myfile1.DOC" Dim sht As Worksheet Dim WordDoc As Word.Document Dim WordApp As Word.Application Dim i As Long, r As Long, c As Long Dim rng As Range, t As Word.Table Set WordApp = CreateObject("Word.Application") WordApp.Visible = False Set WordDoc = WordApp.Documents.Open(DOC_PATH, ReadOnly:=True) Set sht = Sheets("Temp") Set rng = sht.Range("A1") sht.Activate For Each t In WordDoc.Tables t.Range.Copy rng.Select rng.Parent.PasteSpecial Format:="Text", Link:=False, _ DisplayAsIcon:=False With rng.Resize(t.Rows.Count, t.Columns.Count) .Cells.UnMerge .Cells.ColumnWidth = 14 .Cells.RowHeight = 14 .Cells.Font.Size = 10 End With Set rng = rng.Offset(t.Rows.Count + 2, 0) Next t WordDoc.Close WordApp.Quit End Sub