Category Object (Word)
Represents an individual category of a building block type.
Microsoft Word uses types and categories to organize building blocks. Each building block type is represented by a WdBuildingBlockTypes constant. Each category is a unique string that a user defines. Word comes with two categories already defined: "General" and "Custom"; you can create additional categories as you need.
Use the Type property to access the building block type associated with a specific category. Use the BuildingBlocks property to access the collection of building blocks for a category. The following example prints the type and category names of all the building blocks in the first template to the Immediate Window. (This example assumes that the Immediate Window is visible.)
Dim objTemplate As Template Dim objBBT As BuildingBlockType Dim objCat As Category Dim intCount As Integer Dim intCountCat As Integer Set objTemplate = Templates(1) For intCount = 1 To objTemplate.BuildingBlockTypes.Count Set objBBT = objTemplate.BuildingBlockTypes(intCount) If objBBT.Categories.Count > 0 Then Debug.Print objBBT.Name For intCountCat = 1 To objBBT.Categories.Count Set objCat = objBBT.Categories(intCountCat) Debug.Print vbTab & objCat.Name Next End If Next
Use the Item method of the Categories collection to access an exising category; to create a new category, use the Add method of the BuildingBlockEntries collection. Set the value of the Category parameter.
For more information about building blocks, see Working with Building Blocks.