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How to print Word 6 files using Delphi 1 DDE?

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How I can make Word 6 print a document from Delphi 1 application using DDE?
Where can I find Word 6 DDE macros?
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Question by:shrldu
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by:viktornet
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Is this what you're looking for?

ShellExecute(0, 'print', 'C:\windows\desktop\test.doc', nil, nil, SW_NORMAL);

Hope this helps..

—Viktor
——Ivanov
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BlackMan earned 300 total points
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You can do something like this (I'm not 100% sure of the syntax, as I'm on D4 now :-) :

With MyDDEClient Do
  If SetLink('Winword', '') Then
    ExecuteMacro('Print');

The WordBasic helpfile has a list of all available commands..
Also, take a look at this file: ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/delphi/d10free/wordapi.zip
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by:shrldu
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BlackMan, I knew it was something like that... But how it looks _exactly_? You missed the second parameter in Execute macro, WaitFlg. But even when I put it in the place the result was that string 'Print' was inserted into the Word document. And I don't know how to connect WordBasic syntax with Delphi one.

Victor, it works great, but it seems to be file extension-depended, isn't it? I wanted to have more control with DDE...

Thanks
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I have tested it only with DOC extensions, but I don't know if it is dependent... You might try and see if it works for other extensions also... Good Luck!

-Viktor
--Ivanov
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