How do I edit excel spreadsheets from word using VBA?
First you need to set a reference to the version of Excel you are running. In the VBE go to Tools>References and click Microsoft Excel 12.0 Object Library (12.0 for 2007, 11.0 for 2003) etc.
Then you can code something like this (opens a new instance of Excel, opens, edits and saves a new workbook). You’d use GetObject to access a running instance of Excel:
Sub EditExcelFromWord() Dim appExcel As Excel.Application Dim wb As Excel.Workbook Dim ws As Excel.Worksheet Set appExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application") With appExcel .Visible = True Set wb = .Workbooks.Add Set ws = wb.Worksheets(1) ws.Range("A1").Value2 = "Test" wb.SaveAs ThisDocument.Path & Application.PathSeparator & "temp.xls" Stop 'admire your work and then click F5 to continue Set ws = Nothing Set wb = Nothing Set appExcel = Nothing End With End Sub