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How do I run MS Word from my delphi program and open a given document automatically?
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Question by:cjclayton
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inthe earned 400 total points
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Hi
an example of opening and printing a document:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
const
  wdPrintAllDocument = $00000000;
  wdPrintDocumentContent = $00000000;
  wdPrintAllPages = $00000000;
var
WordApp : variant;
begin
try
WordApp := GetActiveOleObject('Word.Application');
except on exception do
WordApp := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
end;
WordApp.wordbasic.fileopen('c:\test.doc');
WordApp.Visible := True;
WordApp.Wordbasic.EditBookmark('aBookmark', , , , -1);
WordApp.Wordbasic.insert(edit1.text);
WordApp.Wordbasic.insert(#13);
WordApp.PrintOut(FileName:='',
                 Range := wdPrintAllDocument,
                 Item := wdPrintDocumentContent,
                 Copies:=1,Pages:='',
                 PageType:=wdPrintAllPages,
                 Collate:=True,Background:=True,
                 PrintToFile:=False,PrintZoomColumn:=0,
                 PrintZoomRow:=0, PrintZoomPaperWidth:=0,
                 PrintZoomPaperHeight:=0);
  end;
end;

calls can depend on what version of word you have etc ..

see these links for better info:
there are tutorial (with code) about automating excel/word here:

http://hometown.aol.com/charliecal/TechPapers/DelphiWord.htm 

also a tutorial from borland:(see examples.zip for code)
http://www.inprise.nl/delphi/papers/microexcel/me3.html 

Regards Barry

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by:inthe
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oops ,forgot to mention uses comobj;
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by:inthe
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or can just open some document by doing:
 
add to uses shellapi;

then on button click what ever do:

ShellExecute(Application.Handle,'open',pchar('c:\someword.doc'),nil,nil,SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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hello ..do you get it to work ok?
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