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I am having a problem with Microsoft Word Automation.  My program needs to start Word 97 to generate a report.  The first time I click the button everything works fine. I disable the button at this point until the first process completes. I am creating the object and then closing the object I am sure of this.  The second time I click the button, I get an error message 426 Remote Server Unavailable.  I look at the NT Task Manager and there is no instance of the program running but it seems to lose track of something.  What the heck is this about.  I have tried this several ways, and nothing works.  I also checked out Q188546 which describes part of the problem, I tried that resolution and it makes it even worse.  I am using Windows NT 4.0.  I have watched the Task Manager, this instance of word created during the first click of the button is removed from the list of tasks.  Any ideas would be most appreciated.

Here is the code:
   
    Dim DiskFile As String
    Dim PauseTime As Long
    Dim WordApp as New Word.Application
    Dim item As Variant
    Dim Start As Long
   
    frmTreeview.cmdPrint.Enabled = False
   
    ' Add a new document to the documents collection
    WordApp.Documents.Add
   
    With WordApp.ActiveWindow

        ' Page Setup Section
        WordApp.ActiveDocument.PageSetup.TopMargin = InchesToPoints(0.5)
        WordApp.ActiveDocument.PageSetup.RightMargin = InchesToPoints(0.5)
        WordApp.ActiveDocument.PageSetup.BottomMargin = InchesToPoints(0.5)
        WordApp.ActiveDocument.PageSetup.LeftMargin = InchesToPoints(0.5)
        WordApp.ActiveDocument.TrackRevisions = False
        WordApp.ActiveDocument.ShowGrammaticalErrors = False
   
        ' Setup the Page Header
        .Selection.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = wdAlignParagraphCenter
        .Selection.Font.Name = "Times New Roman"
        .Selection.Font.Size = "16"
        .Selection.Font.Bold = True
        .Selection = "Company Name"
        .Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd
        .Selection.TypeParagraph
        .Selection = "Policies and Procedures"
        .Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd
        .Selection.TypeParagraph
        .Selection.TypeParagraph

    End With
   
    For Each item In WordApp.Documents
        Debug.Print item.Name
        item.Close wdDoNotSaveChanges
    Next
   
    WordApp.Quit

    Set WordApp = Nothing
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A copy of the code calling Word would be nice.
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fguerreiro_inix earned 400 total points
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Instead of use early binding, use late binding and GetObject and CreateObject.

Some time ago I have a problem like that and I solve this way.


Dim wordApp as object

'--- You need to put this error handling
on error resume next

set wordApp = createObject(Word.application)

If Err.Number <> 0 Then
    Set wordApp = GetObject(, Word.application)
    err=0
End If

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If this doesn't work change the order of use of GetObjects and CreateObjects functions.


Hope this helps
Regards
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Thanks for the tip.  It works fine now.
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