Document.UserControl property (Word)

True if the document was created or opened by the user. Read/write Boolean.


expression. UserControl

expression A variable that represents a Document object.


This property returns False if the document was created or opened programmatically from another Microsoft Office application with the Open method or the Visual Basic CreateObject or GetObject command.


If Word is visible to the user or if you call the UserControl property from within a Word code module, this property will always return True.


This example displays the status of the UserControl property for the active document. This example will only work correctly when run from another Office application with the Word object library loaded.

Set wd = New Word.Application 
Set wdDoc = _ 
 wd.Documents.Open("C:\My Documents\doc1.doc") 
If wdDoc.UserControl = True Then 
 MsgBox "This document was created or opened by the user." 
 MsgBox "This document was created programmatically." 
End If

See also

Document Object

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