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I want to print a standard letter from VB. I want to be able to change "fields" in this letter at runtime before I print it. For example: I have a MSWord doc all nicely formatted and including some graphics, but now I want to change the name/address etc and only then print it. I'm using VB6 (VisStudio).
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Question by:ayrezyle
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by:wford
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You can do this buy getting control of the word application as an object and then useing VBA to Load the file, Insert name and address into the field then tell it to print.

If this sound right I can post you some code
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by:waty
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You could try the PrintPreview OCX. It will do what you need.

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by:ikxsoft
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try using the rich edit control to load the file, then change the field and print
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I still don't know *how* to edit those fields. I want to do some funky DTP and only then edit those fields. That implies that this RTF control must support inserted images with text over backgrounds, etc. Thus for ikxsoft's answer to be accepted, I need code that shows *how* to edit fields and how do I initialise the RTF doc. With Word I assume, but what/how/where those fields I wanna change?
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Éric Moreau earned 200 total points
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Create bookmarks in your MSWord document. Then open this document from VB using automation. Replace the bookmarks with your values. Launch the print.

Try this code snippet:
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim objWord As Word.Application

    Set objWord = New Word.Application
    With objWord
        .Visible = True
        .Documents.Open "c:\test.doc"
        .ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Item("aa").Select
        .Selection.InsertAfter "Hello"
        .PrintOut
        .Quit False
    End With
    Set objWord = Nothing
End Sub

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by:ayrezyle
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ummm, problem. For some reason, when I run the code above, I get the error "User-defined type not defined" with "Word.Application" highlighted <spelling?> Where/how do I get it to recognise that object type?
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by:Éric Moreau
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In the Project References, you have to select Microsoft Word Object Library.
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by:ayrezyle
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Yep, that was it! Thanks!!!
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