Kind of development: Customization of existing program
Description of requirements/functionality: This project would display the content of each Word document in a designated folder. Three columns envisioned: Old name (uneditable); New name (editable); Subject (editable).
Client would provide new names and/or new subjects for all or selected Word documents.
Additional columns for sorting/alphabetizing at request of user.
Screen shots and current instructions and capabilities of current VBA project at this link:
Project already works very well in VBA but I want to see if additional functionality (as well as a better look) can be achieved with VB.
Module would have to accept a call from existing VBA project with arguments as to folder to be processed, as well as operate in a free-standing mode.
Specific technologies required: Must be familiar with VBA (Word) and VB
OS requirements: Windows
Roy L.95% (13)
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I read the Q&A of the clarification board, and I am more confused. Right, if you have part of the code in VBA and the other in any other program language/technique, the installation will get more difficult, since more than 1 piece of software or scripts is to be installed.
If the issue is document renaming and content modification, I see no reason to expose part of the code to another programming language/techniuqe as VB, Can you just define the problem and let the other party choose what is the best solution algorithm?
Also can we see the VBA? That may clean up the questions(s).
Can you clarify which version of VB you mean? Is it the old style VB6 or is it VB.NET? Also, I think you might need to have another look at the project budget because it is showing as an hourly rate and I assume you meant to specify a fixed price. As it stands it is expecting a bid as an hourly rate.Roy L.02 Nov 2016
I guess I don't know. Is one 'better' or more 'universal' than the other. Is there an additional program that an end user would have to load (in addition to what comes with Office) in order to run one but not the other. I want it as simple to implement as possible.
The $750 was my estimate of a cap. If it's more that $750 at an hourly rate, I have to rethink.Simon C.02 Nov 2016
I thought you might have a preference for the development language, if you want to do anything with it in the future. It would probably be better to use VB.NET if you want it to be as compatible as possible with a wide range of Office users. A VB6 application would only work with the 32 bit versions of Word.
The reason I mentioned the hourly price was because you are showing a price of $750 per hour. which is clearly a typing error. If that is your intended budget that is fair enough. For a specific job, I would prefer to submit a bid for a fixed price, rather than an hourly rate.