Loading
Word.Tips.Net WordTips (Menu Interface)

Reversing a String

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Reversing a String.

VBA includes some very powerful commands and functions for manipulating strings. One such function allows you to easily reverse the contents of a string: the StrReverse function. All you need to do is to pass it a string value, and it returns the reversed version of the string:

Dim MyString As String
Dim BackString As String

MyString = "ABCD1234"
BackString = StrReverse(MyString)

When the code snippet is through executing, the value of BackString is set to 4321DCBA, which is the reverse of the original value of MyString.

The StrReverse function was added to VBA beginning with Office 2000. If you are using Word 97, then you can create your own function to reverse strings:

Function StrReverse(sRaw As String) As String
    Dim sWork As String
    Dim sTarget As String
    Dim J As Integer

    sWork = sRaw
    sTarget = ""
    For J = 1 To Len(sWork)
        sTarget = Mid(sWork, J, 1) & sTarget
    Next J
    StrReverse = sTarget
End Function

It works by pulling the original string apart and putting it back together in the new order. The function returns a reversed version of whatever string you send it.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (767) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Reversing a String.

Related Tips:

Do More in Less Time! Are you ready to harness the full power of Word 2013 to create professional documents? In this comprehensive guide you'll learn the skills and techniques for efficiently building the documents you need for your professional and your personal life. Check out Word 2013 In Depth today!

 

Leave your own comment:

*Name:
Email:
  Notify me about new comments ONLY FOR THIS TIP
Notify me about new comments ANYWHERE ON THIS SITE
Hide my email address
*Text:
*What is 5+3 (To prevent automated submissions and spam.)
 
 
           Commenting Terms

Comments for this tip:

Michael Avidan    25 Dec 2011, 08:25
To the best of my knowledge there is a Excel VBA has build-in Reverse String function - "StrReverse", which eliminates the need for all the looping, etc...

-----------------------------
Function STRVRS(str)
  STRVRS = StrReverse(str)
End Function
----------------

Michael Avidan
“Microsoft®” MVP – Excel
ISRAEL

 
 

Our Company

Sharon Parq Associates, Inc.

About Tips.Net

Contact Us

 

Advertise with Us

Our Privacy Policy

Our Sites

Tips.Net

Beauty and Style

Cars

Cleaning

Cooking

DriveTips (Google Drive)

ExcelTips (Excel 97–2003)

ExcelTips (Excel 2007–2016)

Gardening

Health

Home Improvement

Money and Finances

Organizing

Pests and Bugs

Pets and Animals

WindowsTips (Microsoft Windows)

WordTips (Word 97–2003)

WordTips (Word 2007–2016)

Our Products

Helpful E-books

Newsletter Archives

 

Excel Products

Word Products

Our Authors

Author Index

Write for Tips.Net

Copyright © 2016 Sharon Parq Associates, Inc.