I want to manipulate add-in app dialogs with word vba's sendkey method.

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I have a mathtype, which is a formula generator for word.

I want to do the following operations with word VBA.

(1) Open the currently selected mathtypep object.

(2) Select all the contents in the opened dialog by pressing "Ctrl+A" key.

(3) "Ctrl+E" key operation in the opened dialog.

(4) Execute "Ctrl+F4" to close the opened dialog.

All of these operations can be performed manually. To do this with word VBA, I wrote the following code.

Application.Run MacroName:="MathTypeCommands.UILib.MTCommand_EditEquationOpen"

SendKeys "^A", True 'Ctrl+A

SendKeys "^+", True 'Ctrl+"+"

SendKeys "^{F4}", True 'Ctrl+F4

The first line works and opens the dialog; the second and subsequent lines do not respond. Is the sendokey method from word disabled even if another application's dialog is active? If not, is there another way?

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