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Problems creating a Word.Basic object, when Word is loaded

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Hi!
I've made an Access 2.0 application that generates a Word document. In Access 2.0 it didn't matter whether Word was loaded or not, but in Access97 it does. I have this code:

Dim WordObj As Object
Set WordObj = CreateObject("Word.Basic")

When generating the Word document (up to 100 pages), in Access97, I get a message after a while that the object is too complex and that I should make a full save. This wasn't a problem in Access 2.0.
What should I do?
Putting in statements as "WordObj.FileSave" isn't a good solution as it is very time consuming and it isn't suitable in my application.

Another problem with Word.Basic-objects is that I can't make Word97 jump to a bookmark the way I could in Word6.0.
With other words, the statement "WordObj.EditGoTo 'Final'" doesn't work the way it used to. In this case the bookmark 'Final' resides about 5 pages earlier than the current page the cursor is on, and the statement above just moves the cursor to the top of the current page, not to the bookmark 5 pages back.

/Henrik
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by:marti
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You may try dividing the document.
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by:khbh
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Unfortunately it must be ONE document...
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by:marti
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I mean first printing say 50 pages and then the rest.
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by:khbh
ID: 1957605
It must be saved in ONE document before printing it.

Another thing, there is no easy way of telling how often to put in statements like "WordObj.FileSave" to correct the problem, and to be sure that the error doesn't occur the statements must occur too often in the code, leading to time consuming actions.
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by:khbh
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by:lina10
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Hello!
1. have you noticed that the syntax varies in some statements
   in word95 version and a word6.0 version? word97       understands the   word95 basic version.

2. if you are using a word97, why not refference a word8.0 object library instead of word.basic?
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by:khbh
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Hi lina10!
1. I don't think that the syntax is the problem here, because I can compile the module.

2. How would I do that? What would the corresponding code for "WordObj.EditGoTo 'Final'" look like with a Word8.0 object. 'Final' is a bookmark in the document that I'm working on in Word.
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lina10 earned 300 total points
ID: 1957612
Hello!
for the word8- create a refference to the word8 object library in your app
in a module, declare a global object(in this case, it is newApp)
  in the event:
  (please note that i had to write dim newApp as object in the event, just to be able to get objects in the word8 library, then i comment this line before the execution)

Set newApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application")
    newApp.Visible = True
  newApp.Documents.Add "C:\Program Files\Microsoft_    Office\Templates\test1.dot", False
  newApp.ActiveDocument.SaveAs "test4.doc", wdFormatDocument, False, "", True, "", False, False, False, _False, False
  newApp.Selection.GoTo wdGoToBookmark, , , "final"
  newApp.Activate
  newApp.WindowState = wdWindowStateMaximize
  Set newApp = Nothing

Of course, there is a lot of experimenting to do. I find it very helpful to record a macro in word8 and look at the syntax to understand the actions better. following is the macro i recorded for this case:
'Documents.Add Template:= _
 ' "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\test1.dot",_  '   NewTemplate:= False
 '   Application.KeyboardLatin
 '   Application.KeyboardBidi
 '   ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="test1.doc", FileFormat:=wdFormatDocument, _
 '        LockComments:=False, Password:="", AddToRecentFiles:=True, WritePassword _
 '       :="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, EmbedTrueTypeFonts:=False, _
 '       SaveNativePictureFormat:=False, SaveFormsData:=False, SaveAsAOCELetter:= _
 '       False
 '   Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="final"
 '   With ActiveDocument.Bookmarks
 '       .DefaultSorting = wdSortByName
 '       .ShowHidden = False
 '   End With
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