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Richedit and Doc Files

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How can I open a MS Word Doc file in a richedit box.
I can do this with *.txt and *.rtf but not *.doc.
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Brian MulderFreelance
Top Expert 2006

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Hi FRW,

Indeed, if you want to open a .doc file you have to read in the format of a .doc file. I don't think this is what you want or if you're up to the task look into the DOP(Document Properties) and FIB(File Information Block) structures MS provide at their site.

RTF is a specific format as is TXT these are both supported by the RichEdit control and Word.
So that leaves you with those formats left to open a Word
document in a standard RichEdit control.
Don't know yet about the RichEdit20.ocx provided with IE4.01 etc. maybe there's a opening?
But why should MS do that, cannibalize their own money making scheme (sorry....).

Good lucK.
:O)
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