Error Accessing a Table Row or Column
Last modified: August 05, 2011
Applies to: Office 2013 | Word 2013
When you try to access an individual row or column in a drawn table, a run-time error may occur if the table is not uniform. For example, the following instruction posts an error if the first table in the active document does not have the same number of rows in each column.
Sub RemoveTableBorders() ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Rows(1).Borders.Enable = False End Sub
You can avoid this error by first selecting the cells in a column or row using the SelectColumn method or the SelectRow method. After the selection is made, use the Cells property with the Selection object. The following example selects the first row in the first document table. The Cells property is used to access the selected cells (all the cells in the first row) so that borders can be removed.
Sub RemoveTableBorders() ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Cell(1, 1).Select With Selection .SelectRow .Cells.Borders.Enable = False End With End Sub
The following example selects the first column in the first document table. The For Each...Next loop is used to add text to each cell in the selection (all the cells in the first column).
Sub AddTextToTableCells() Dim intCell As Integer Dim oCell As Cell ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Cell(1, 1).Select Selection.SelectColumn intCell = 1 For Each oCell In Selection.Cells oCell.Range.Text = "Cell " & intCell intCell = intCell + 1 Next oCell End Sub