Solved

problems using "MS word" objects form VB5 app

Posted on 1998-02-27
4
286 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I am writing a VB app which create/manipulates a word 97 document. I have successfully been able to use the "createobject" function to insert text into a new word document. Now I need to search the document and replace certain words, but the "find" method does not work for me. I also cannot seem to use the "activedocument" object without an error. I have done the following:

     Dim word as object
     Set word = CreateObject("word.application")

    ' Make word visible through the Application object
    word.Application.Visible = True
    word.Documents.Open "C:\test.doc"
     
    If Option1(0).Value = True Then
        word.Application.selection.InsertFile filename:= mypath & "new.doc", Link:=True


*Here is where things don't work*
With word.selection.Find
        .clearformatting
        .Text = "something"
        .Replacement.clearformatting
        .Replacement.Text = myform.Text1.Text
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll, Forward:=True, Wrap:=wdFindContinue
    End With
0
Comment
Question by:englm
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
anthonyc earned 100 total points
ID: 1458066
Take a look at 3 things:

1) Make sure you have a reference in your project to the word library.  If you don't, the constants you are using will not work (wdReplaceAll and wdFindContinue will not be there correct values)

2)  Replace .replacement.text = myform.text1.text with
            .replacement.text = trim$(myform.text1.text) 'explicit conversion to text

3)  Try without the WITH statement.  Some objects do not work correctly with it.  For example, the LINE method of a picturebox does not work will with the WITH statement
0
 

Author Comment

by:englm
ID: 1458067
In your answer:

1) Make sure you have a reference in your project to the word library.  If you don't, the constants you are                   using will not work (wdReplaceAll and wdFindContinue will not be there correct values)

Question:

1. What is the reference that needs to be selected for the word library? Is it the VBA reference?



0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:anthonyc
ID: 1458068
Word 97 Object Library ( I dont have word 97, so check to see if this exists) and if not, Office 97 object library or Word 8 object lib or Office 8 object lib.
0
 

Author Comment

by:englm
ID: 1458069
I tried the Word 8 lib and it worked so far. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I’ve seen a number of people looking for examples of how to access web services from VB6.  I’ve been using a test harness I built in VB6 (using many resources I found online) that I use for small projects to work out how to communicate with web serv…
Background What I'm presenting in this article is the result of 2 conditions in my work area: We have a SQL Server production environment but no development or test environment; andWe have an MS Access front end using tables in SQL Server but we a…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question