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Determining If a Number is Odd or Even

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 4, 2015)

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A common programming task is validating user input. Often, you may need to determine if a number entered by a user is odd or even. For instance, suppose you wrote your own macro that asked the user what page number of the document they wanted to process. If your macro had to process odd and even pages differently, then you need to figure out if the number the user provided was odd or even. The technique for this is relatively simple, as shown here:

Even = (UserNum Mod 2) - 1

After execution of this line, Even will be True (-1) if UserNum was even, or False (0) if UserNum was odd.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is two less than 3?

2015-10-01 17:51:01

Rivka

Hi
I need a macro which find if the number
of characters in line is even or odd and
if it is odd, add period at the end of the line. Is there anithing like that?

Thanks
Rivka


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