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Printing in Excel via VB6.0

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Here's my problem....  

* Main *
Call Checkreport (.....)

Public Sub Checkreport (...)
 ' does a bunch of things to get workbook and worksheet information
  Call ReportPrint 't print excel reports
End Sub

Public Sub ReportPrint (....)
  'uses Create Object to open an instance of Excel
  ' it prints the excel worksheet (specific one from a workbook)
  ' then closes the excel instance and relese all objects
End Sub

The CheckReport subroutine loops through a file to collect filenames
for printing so each file it finds, it send to ReportPrint to print the file.

The Problem:
  When I run it,it has no problems printing the first file, but then it doesn't print any other files after that!!!  I think it goes through too fast for excel to process...  what can I do to fix the problem... how can I force the program to wait for the excel to close/quit before sending the nex printjob???  Is there a better way to approachthe problem??

I hope I made the question clear... pleas let me know if more clarification is needed...

Thanks,
Trieu Nguyen
Azurix North America
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by:AzraSound
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have you tried using a doevents in between the print command and the closing of the excel application?
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by:Trieu
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Yep I have... but it doesn't do anything... still goes through too fast.
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by:Trieu
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Those appear to be getting information through a Shell() or commandline... When I call Excel I use the "CeateObject" method to open Excel and print the files.
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by:Trieu
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Never mind I figured it out, using the Window Handler.  I just created a subfunction that searches for an instance of Excel to be open and then wait until it closes...  but I appreciate your help and although the duocuments did not give me the answers, it did steer me in the right direction, so the points are yours!!!

Trieu Nguyen
Azurx North America
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by:Trieu
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Never mind I figured it out, using the Window Handler.  I just created a subfunction that searches for an instance of Excel to be open and then wait until it closes...  but I appreciate your help and although the duocuments did not give me the answers, it did steer me in the right direction, so the points are yours!!!

Trieu Nguyen
Azurix North America
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