Blinking TEXT effect in Word (not background)

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Blinking TEXT effect in Word (not background)

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Hi,

Animation effects in Word were removed from Word 2007 onwards, but it is still possible to add these animation effects with a macro (see below).
My question is if the effect called "Blinking Text" is still available? I can recall (if memory serves) that there was a blinking text option in the old word app?
I see its not in the macro... but is it still possible to get this effect?

TX

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Sub AnimateFont()
Dim sAnimation As String
If Len(Selection.Range) = 0 Then
    MsgBox "Select text first!", vbCritical, "No Text Selected"
    Exit Sub
End If
sAnimation = InputBox("Which animation? Enter the number: " & vbCr & _
            "   1. Blinking Background" & vbCr & _
            "   2. Las Vegas Lights" & vbCr & _
            "   3. Marching Black Ants" & vbCr & _
            "   4. Marching Red Ants" & vbCr & _
            "   5. Shimmer" & vbCr & _
            "   6. Sparkle Text" & vbCr & _
            "   0. None", "Font animation")
    Select Case sAnimation
        Case 1: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationBlinkingBackground
        Case 2: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationLasVegasLights
        Case 3: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationMarchingBlackAnts
        Case 4: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationMarchingRedAnts
        Case 5: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationShimmer
        Case 6: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationSparkleText
        Case 0: Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationNone
        Case Else:
    End Select
End Sub
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Re: Blinking TEXT effect in Word (not background)

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When we type

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Selection.Font.Animation = 
these are the only enumerations that appear in the list. I don't think blinking text was there before, it was always blinking-background; it probably just looked like it was the text blinking :smile:. If I recall correctly, though, I think it said "Blinking Text" (or similar) in the Font dialog.

If you really wanted to, you could use a timer to alternate the font-colour. Or your could... not :grin:
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Yep... i think you are right...
The dialog had a caption reading "Blinking TEXT", and I guess this is where the idea came from that I recalled this option. I have since confirmed that these listed options are the only ones in the enumerated list.

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In Word 2003, at least, it's definitely "Blinking Background".
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Aaarrgh...my memory deceives me...
Thanks for correcting my error.

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