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Read in text from an ascii file?

To read a line of text at a time from a TXT file:

Sub ReadFromFile()

Dim FileNum As Integer
Dim FileName As String
Dim InputBuffer As String

FileName = "C:\Folder\File.TXT"
FileNum = FreeFile

' A little error checking
If Dir$(FileName) <> "" Then ' the file exists, it's safe to continue
Open FileName For Input As FileNum

While Not EOF(FileNum)
Input #FileNum, InputBuffer
' Do whatever you need to with the contents of InputBuffer
MsgBox InputBuffer

Close FileNum
' the file isn't there. Don't try to open it.
End If

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

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Last update 07 June, 2011