WordBASIC
DeveloperMicrosoft
First appeared1989; 35 years ago (1989)
OSMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X
LicenseCommercial proprietary software
Influenced by
QuickBASIC

WordBASIC was a subset of Microsoft QuickBASIC customized for word-processing in Microsoft Word. It was replaced by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) when Word 97 was released. Contrarily to VBA, WordBasic was not object-oriented but consisted of a flat list of approximately 900 commands.[1]

Example code

The following code snippets show the difference between WordBasic and VBA with a "Hello, World!" example:[2]

WordBasic:

Sub MAIN
  FormatFont .Name = "Arial", .Points = 10
  Insert "Hello, World!"
End Sub

VBA:

Public Sub Main()
    With Selection.Font
        .Name = "Arial"
        .Size = 10
    End With
    Selection.TypeText Text:="Hello, World!"
End Sub

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