WordBASIC

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WordBASIC
Developer Microsoft
Appeared in 1989
Influenced by QuickBASIC
OS Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
License EULA

WordBASIC was a subset of Microsoft QuickBASIC customized for word-processing. 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[edit]

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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