Storing User Input in a Variable

Your VBA programs will usually be self-contained and run just fine on their own. However, you'll likely come across situations where you'll require some kind of custom input. For example, you might have a procedure that adjusts various aspects of a Word document. You could insert the name and location of a Word document into the procedure (this is called hard-coding the data), but that's not very flexible if your procedure is capable of working with different documents. A better idea is to have your procedure prompt for the name and location of a document. Your procedure could then take that data and use it to work on the specified document.

Whatever type of input you ask for, the result needs to be stored in a variable so that the rest of your procedure can access it. The next couple of sections take you through some VBA techniques that enable you to prompt for data and then store that data in a variable.

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