Refer to a specific cell in table in Microsoft Word

I can do this in Pages:

tell application "Pages"
	tell document 1
		tell page 1
			tell table 1
				tell column 1
					set value of cell 1 to "Hello World"
				end tell
			end tell
		end tell
	end tell
end tell

How would I do the same thing in Microsoft Word?

Give this a shot…

use AppleScript version "2.4" -- Yosemite (10.10) or later
use scripting additions

to getCellInTable:tblIdx onPage:targetPage atRow:rowIdx atColumn:colIdx
	set cellValue to missing value
	tell application "Microsoft Word"
		-- figure out what page we are currently on
		set rng to collapse range (text object of selection) direction collapse start
		set currentPage to (get range information rng information type active end page number) as integer
		-- and how many pages are in this document
		set numPages to (get range information rng information type number of pages in document) as integer
		-- exit if we are looking for a page beyond the end of the document
		if targetPage > numPages then
			error number -128
		end if
		tell active document
			if targetPage = currentPage then
				-- if the current selection is on the page we are looking for,
				-- we can just grab the range of the current page
				set foundPage to text object of bookmark "\\Page"
				-- Otherwise we have to walk the pages of the document to find the one we want
				-- starting from first page of document
				set firstWord to word 1
				if targetPage > 1 then
					set foundPage to navigate firstWord to goto a page item position relative count (targetPage - 1)
					set foundPage to navigate firstWord to goto a page item position absolute
				end if
			end if
			At this point, foundPage contains the text object of the desired page
			and we can extract tables, etc.
			tell foundPage
				set tbl to table 1
				set c to get cell from table tbl row rowIdx column colIdx
				-- get rid of extra \r at the end of the cell content
				set rng to text object of c
				set rng to move end of range rng by a character item count -1
				set cellValue to content of rng
			end tell
		end tell
	end tell
	return cellValue
end getCellInTable:onPage:atRow:atColumn:

on run
	set targetPage to 4
	set cellVal to my getCellInTable:1 onPage:2 atRow:3 atColumn:2
end run

Edited to account for more code paths.

Note that in the event you are looking for cell data from a table on a page different than the current page, this script will move through the pages on screen and you will lose your current selection. There are ways around this if necessary.

Thank you for this.

The difference in complexity of the vocabulary needed between Pages and Word is stunning.