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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

Hi, I am exstreamly new to programming, I only recently taught my self HTML, by using Code Acdemy. I though of a great idea though, and I really would like to get started on it, but I have no idea where to start. My idea would be that I would create a program that would check your MLA format on school papers. I was wondering if anyone would know where I could start, or honestly what language I even should be using.

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Re: Programming

Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

The pinned threads at the top of the forums are a good place to look.. as well as the pinned threads in the respective forum's advanced section. Read them.. get an idea and buy a recently published, positively rated, book off amazon (or the like).

As for what language that is dependent on platform, right?
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Re: Programming

Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:22 PM

What kind of file would you like to check? Is it a word document?
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Re: Programming

Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

View PostTomSan23, on 24 September 2013 - 12:22 PM, said:

What kind of file would you like to check? Is it a word document?


Yeah, I was hoping it would be a word document, or if you would be able to copy and paste text into it, and it would spit it back as a word document.
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Re: Programming

Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:54 PM

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is built into all (I think) Microsoft Office applications. If you enable the developer tab in Word, it will allow you to access the Visual Basic Editor. Once there you can create a module, and create a subroutine. VBA should allow you to check the document for certain spacing, bolding, etc. From there on out it's up to you to code what you actually want to do with the document (e.g. check MLA formatting).
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Re: Programming

Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

Getting Started with VBA in Word 2010 :MSDN
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