Walkthroughs using Word

The following walkthroughs demonstrate ways you can use document-level customizations and VSTO Add-ins to automate Microsoft Office Word and customize the user interface (UI).

Document-level walkthroughs

Walkthrough: Create your first document-level customization for Word
Demonstrates how to create a basic document-level customization for Word.

Walkthrough: Insert text into a document from an actions pane
Demonstrates how to add text to a Word document when users enter text in controls on an actions pane.

Walkthrough: Bind data to controls on a Word actions pane
Demonstrates how to bind data to controls on an actions pane. The controls demonstrate a master/detail relation between tables in a SQL Server database.

Walkthrough: Change document formatting using CheckBox controls
Demonstrates how to use check boxes on a Word document to change formatting.

Walkthrough: Display text in a text box in a document using a button
Demonstrates how to use buttons and text boxes on Word documents.

Walkthrough: Update a chart in a document using radio buttons
Demonstrates how to change chart styles in a Word document by using option buttons in a document-level customization.

Walkthrough: Create shortcut menus for bookmarks
Demonstrates how to create a shortcut menu that can be used to format the text in a bookmark.

Walkthrough: Call code from VBA in a Visual Basic project
Demonstrates how to call code in a customization assembly from VBA code in the document.

Walkthrough: Create a template by using content controls
Demonstrates how to use content controls to create structured and reusable content in a Word template.

Walkthrough: Bind content controls to custom XML parts
Demonstrates how to bind content controls in a Word document to XML data that is stored in the document.

Application-level walkthroughs

Walkthrough: Create your first VSTO Add-in for Word
Demonstrates how to create a basic VSTO Add-in for Word.

Walkthrough: Add controls to a document at runtime in a VSTO Add-in
Demonstrates how to add controls to a document by using a VSTO Add-in.

Walkthrough: Create a custom tab by using Ribbon XML
Demonstrates how to create a custom ribbon tab by using an XML descriptor file in a VSTO Add-in.

See also

Walkthroughs using Excel
Data in Office solutions walkthroughs
Office UI customization walkthroughs
Security and deployment walkthroughs
Office development samples and walkthroughs
Program VSTO Add-ins
Program document-level customizations