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my application needs to call an ms-word document and launch it in the browser.  how do i do this using vbscript? tnx
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by:nilapenn
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try this

<script language="vbscript">
window.location.href="yourdocumentnamewithpath"
</script>
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by:raghurani
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Hi!

You can invoke ms-word (or any such application) only when there is an associated file already available. I do not think you can invoke any application without having an accociated file.

regards,
Raghu

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by:anupkarade
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Of Course you can always open an Ms-Word document in the browser.Check the permissions of the virtual directory
in your IIS

you can call this script on any event
<script language="vbscript">
 window.open "./Test.doc","Wintest"
</script>

<script language="vbscript">
 window.open "Full Path","Wintest"
</script>


                            regards
                                      Anup
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by:raghurani
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anup saab,

  window.open "./Test.doc","Wintest" will invoke winword, but, you are invoking winword via an associated file ('test.doc', in this case).

 Can we invoke an application without having an associated file with it ? Say for example, if I wish to invoke winword but I do not want winword to open test.doc....

regards,
Raghu



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by:anupkarade
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Hi...
  Addressing to the issue as raised by Mr.Raghu
we can open the word application from asp here is the script
 
            Set WordApp = CreateObject("word.application")
         Set WordDoc = WordApp.Documents.Add()
           
  this can be done on client and server side both
  But ,...
  there are many issues tp be solved before it
 
  AspAllowOutOfProcComponents property is to be set true
  in IIS Metabase as defaultly only Inproc components are
   allowed to be instiantiated....
   
   for more details
   refer
   
   http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q285/1/76.ASP   ---for Creation of word doc


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/prodtechnol/iis/deploy/config/metabase.asp ---for setting the AspAllowOutOfProcComponents true


right Raghu sab....??

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                               Anup
   
 
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by:raghurani
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Anup,

went through the article.. liked it.. but failed to implement the code... what could be wrong then..
I have set the IE options (to 'prompt' while initia..)

Here is my try.asp file:
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<html>
<head>
</head>

<body>
<script language=vbscript>
Set WordApp = CreateObject("word.application")
Set WordDoc = WordApp.Documents.Add()

</script>
</body>
</html>
-------------------------

IE prompts me when I access this page, but fails to run winword...

I am running IE 5.0 on Windows 2000...

regards,
raghu
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by:marr
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how will i call/open the word document from a hyperlink?  also, do the previous codes also apply to ms excel?
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nilapenn earned 10 total points
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just give the path of your word document in the hyperlink

for example

<a href="yourworddocumentpath">yourlinkname</a>

yes this applies to excel also.
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As recommended

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