How to copy a MS Word table into an MS Access table? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a large MS Word document with 8 columns and about 300 rows. Some of the columns contain one or more screen images. These would need to be either embedded or become a hyperlink to a separate file.I'm using Access 2010.

    I's like to convert this document to an MS Access table and have the data from each column become a field in the MS Access table.

    Due to extreme time constraints on the project I'm involved in, I don't have time to reinvent the wheel myself. Has anyone done this and knows how?

    Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:04 PM

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  • There is no built-in way to do that, especially not with the images.

    One idea is to save the Word document to another format, maybe CSV or XML, but I am concerned about the images. Maybe they could be handled manually - 300 records is not too many.

    The other is to go after the data with Automation, along the lines of https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa537149(v=office.11).aspx#officewordautomatingtablesdata_extractingdatafromatable

    -Tom. Microsoft Access MVP

    Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:41 PM
  • You can use Word automation to loop through the table rows and extract the data and save the images using stdole.SavePicture

    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2017 Microsoft MVP
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    Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:29 AM
  • Hello,

    What's the current state of your issue? Did you try the suggestion Tom provides? Could it work?

    Please tell us the issue's state and if you have any other solution, I would suggest you share it and mark it as answer to help other developers use this forum efficiently.

    Thanks for understanding

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    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:46 AM