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Posted on 1998-01-08
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Greetings,
I have an  Access97 application which omang other things prints Word97documents based on database member selection information. I am using DDE and if the Documents are short 4-5 pages I don't have a problem. If the Documents are longer I get "Word is Currently printing...." messages. What is the best way to halt the DDE request to open and print until the current document has been spooled.

I know you can set background printing options to hide the message but does this actually halt the DDE request until the job is spooled? If no, what is my best alternative?

Thanks,
Brad
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Does the "Word is Currently printing ..." message come as an error message. Is so you make your error trapping check for this particullar error code and make your code loop until it stops.

Example:

On error goto errCheckItOut

' Your code

Exit Function

errCheckItOut:
  If err = <The error code> And error Like "Word is Currently*" then
   Resume 0 ' Try again
  else
   MsgBox(err & " "& error) ' display error information
   End
  End If

If you don't want it to try forever you could also include a counter and make it stop retrying after say 10,50... attempts with some message to the user.


You may also have a look into Automation which is the recommended way of working with other, at least Microsoft, applications.

Feel free to comment if you have any questions.

Hope this helps !
Trygve
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