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Printing in word

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Private Sub Main()
Set wrdApp = New Word.Application
    wrdApp.Documents.Open ("c:\Docs\Doc1.doc")
    wrdApp.ActiveDocument.PrintOut
   
    wrdApp.Documents.Close (wdDoNotSaveChanges)

    wrdApp.Quit
    Set wrdApp = Nothing
Exit Sub

The problem is that when I run this word will quit and ask me if I want to terminate the print job.  
How can I code it so that it waits until the print job has completed and then quits word?

Thanks in advance

Iain
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Question by:iJolly4
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by:AzraSound
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try including a DoEvents statement before closing the app
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by:Éric Moreau
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Try this line:
wrdApp.ActiveDocument.PrintOut Background:=False
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by:BarryTice
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I've never tried it myself, iJolly4, but my understanding is you can do this with ShellExecute.

Public Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
    ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _
    ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub CmdHelp_Click()

Dim lngReturn As Long
Dim strPath As String
Dim strFile As String

strFile = "Doc1.doc"      'Name of your file
strPath = "C:\Docs\"       'Path to your file.

lngReturn = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "Print", strFile, "", strPath, 1)

End Sub

Hope this helps -- b.r.t.
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by:BarryTice
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Erf -- Make that "Public Declare Function" a "Private Declare Function" or put the API definition in its own module.
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by:Jalen
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Insert a DoEvents just before the
wrdApp.Documents.Close DoNotSaveChanges)
line
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by:Éric Moreau
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Jalen,

Please, change your answer to a comment since AzraSound already suggested it.
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by:Jalen
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My Apologies I did Not see Azrasounds Answer ...I didn't even look at the answers ..I just scrolled down and answered it ..again My apologies ...Well spotted ..Thanks ...
Jalen
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by:Éric Moreau
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Jalen,

You have an option to transform your answer to a comment, please use it!
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by:Jalen
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I already did change it!!!!
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by:Éric Moreau
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Sorry Jalen.

Where is iJolly4 now?
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by:Jalen
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Emoreau...Now you've really lost me "Where is i jolly4 now".....I give up where are they ....*S*
Jalen
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by:Éric Moreau
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No I simply hope that iJolly4 will surface saying if one of the comment is satisfying!
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olka earned 25 total points
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i had the same problem. I solved it with using a timer, which calls a procedure to check the Printer status.
Put a timer with an interval e.g. of 60s in your MDI-form .
When the timer raises call a sub like this:
Sub checkWordPrintStatus(blnQuit As Boolean, tmrWordPrint As Timer)
  If WordApp.BackgroundPrintingStatus = 0 Or blnQuit = True Then
    ' if printerstatus = 0 (--> printing is finished) or MDI-Form is closed
    ' close MS-WORD without saving anything
   
    WordApp.Quit wdDoNotSaveChanges
   
    tmrWordPrint.Enabled = False                          'Timer zurücksetzen
  End If
End Sub


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by:iJolly4
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He has surfaced and the DoEvents statement was the first thing that I tried before mailing this.....................................................It didn't work.  I am just trying olka's solution.  BackgroundPrintingStatus was what I looked at but I foolishly continually checked its status that seemed to prevent word from printing - The timer may help.

I will let you all know.  Thanks for the help.
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by:Éric Moreau
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As I already posted, have you try this simple line? It works well for me:
wrdApp.ActiveDocument.PrintOut Background:=False
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by:polmorphism
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   msWord.Application.Options.PrintBackground = False
    msWord.ActiveDocument.PrintOut , , wdPrintAllDocument, , , , , , , , False
    msWord.ActiveDocument.Close wdDoNotSaveChanges
    msWord.Quit
    Set msWord = Nothing
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by:iJolly4
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Thanks for that polymorphism.

Looks a much simpler way of doing things.  Unfortunately I awarded the points over 2 years ago...You would have got them though had you been a little bit quicker with your reply.  Thanks for the help though - If I get the time I may change my code.

Cheers
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