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    Microsoft Word MVP 2003-2009 VBAX Guru gmaxey's Avatar
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    RichText content control anomoly

    This is an observation that I wanted to share (not a question). While working on a project today, I discovered that you can't insert a buildingblock containing multiple paragraphs in a document richtext content control unless that content control is the unique element in a paragraph.

    To illustrate,

    1. I created a building block "ML" containing multiple paragraphs
    2. I added a richtext content control titled "shareline" to a paragraph containing a few words i.e., "Test, test: richtextCC"
    3. I added a richtext content control titled "devotedline" to an empty paragraph

    I ran the following code:

    Sub DemoIssue()
    Dim oCC1 As ContentControl
    Dim oCC2 As ContentControl
    Dim oDoc As Document
      Set oDoc = ActiveDocument
      Set oCC1 = oDoc.SelectContentControlsByTitle("shareline").Item(1) 'error occurs
      Set oCC2 = oDoc.SelectContentControlsByTitle("devotedline").Item(1)
      On Error GoTo Err_Handler
      oDoc.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries("ML").Insert oCC1.Range
      oDoc.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries("ML").Insert oCC2.Range
    lbl_exit:
      Exit Sub
    Err_Handler:
      If Err.Number = -2147467259 Then
        MsgBox "You cannot insert a building block containing multiple paragraphs into a richtext content " _
         & "control unless that content control is the unique content of a paragraph.", vbInformation + vbOKOnly, "INVALID ACTION"
      End If
      Resume Next
    End Sub
    This is not just a VBA anomaly. If you try to insert a buildingblock containing multiple paragraphs from Insert>QuickParts>BuildingBlock Organizer into a richtext control not by itself in a paragraph, you get nothing inserted. If you try to copy and paste multiple paragraphs into to a richtext CC not by itself, the paragraphs are stripped out of the content pasted.
    Greg

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    Moderator VBAX Guru Aussiebear's Avatar
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    So it becomes an order of hierarchy then in order for you to proceed?
    Remember To Do the Following....
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    Microsoft Word MVP 2003-2009 VBAX Guru gmaxey's Avatar
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    The demo was just to show that you can't insert a multiline BB in a richtext control if that control is part of other text in the paragraph (oCC1) while you can in a richtext CC that is the only content in a paragraph (oCC2)
    Greg

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