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Hi there,
Is it easy to create a microsoft word document (or powerpoint) with text and image from within Visual C++ / MFC? How?
If not from MFC, then, how?
Thanks,
cshwong
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by:migel
ID: 6321229
Hi!
you have to use MS_OFFICE COM objects:
to use it you have to import TLB shipped with MSoffice :

//for example for Excell:
#import "..\excel\mso97.dll" no_namespace rename("DocumentProperties", "DocumentPropertiesXL")
#import "..\excel\vbeext1.olb" no_namespace  rename("_CommandBars", "CommandBars")
#import "..\excel\excel8.olb" rename("DialogBox", "DialogBoxXL") rename("RGB", "RBGXL") rename("DocumentProperties", "DocumentPropertiesXL") rename("_CommandBars", "CommandBars") no_dual_interfaces
using namespace Excel;

and later use it:
for example this code opens excel APP and run macro

     CoInitialize(NULL);
     _ApplicationPtr pXL;
     
    try {
          SetSpyHook(TRUE);
          pXL.CreateInstance(L"Excel.Application");
          pXL->Visible = VARIANT_TRUE;
          WorkbooksPtr pBooks = pXL->Workbooks;
          char szPath[_MAX_PATH];
          _getcwd(szPath, _MAX_PATH);
          if (szPath[strlen(szPath)-1] != '\\')
               strcat(szPath, "\\");
          strcat(szPath, "test.xla");
          _WorkbookPtr pBook  = pBooks->Open(_bstr_t(szPath));
          pXL->Run(_variant_t("test.xla!init_app"));
          }
     catch(_com_error &e)
          {
....
          }

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by:migel
ID: 6321232
SetSpyHook(TRUE); - delete this line (it is just working code remains)
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by:cshwong
ID: 6321401
Thanks,
But, now to put text and position an image in an empty Word document?  
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by:migel
ID: 6321585
Hi You can look at TLB methods and find something usefull :-)
you can use InsertBefore to insert text at specific position in the document
and for bitmap you can add it in the Shapes collection
// in the basic (VBA)
ActiveDocument.Shapes.AddOLEObject _
    FileName:="c:\my documents\MyDrawing.bmp", _
    LinkToFile:=True

Also I recommend you open VBA editor in the Word and open opbject inspector here you found ALL methods provided by MSOffice Objects and also you found some usefull examples how to use it in the VBA (code for C++ looks same)
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by:cshwong
ID: 6325255
Thanks to migel,

However, I am a dummy of COM.

I can't find mso97.dll in my harddisks.  What can I do?

I try VC++'s "tools"\"OLE/COM Object Viewer" and I am confused by the things.  I searched related topics in MSDN but I see many articles and just don't know where to start.  I really want to do it quick.

In MsWord, I cannot find "VBA editor"'s "Object Inspector".  I can only find "Visual Basic Editor"'s "Object Browser".

I would be grateful if you can help me further by listing the steps I should do in order to incoporate your code. [ I think I am an experienced MFC programmer, but is dummy to Visual Basic and COM ]

However, if you think that I should give up, please let me know.  I'll still send you the points.

Thanks anyway,
cshwong


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migel earned 400 total points
ID: 6325722
Hi!
Mso97.dll is the COM library for MSOffice 97.
if you have another version you need diffferent dll
for example for office 2000 you need:
mso9.dll
MSWORD9.OLB
also look at MSDN
Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Object Model Guide
and related topics

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by:cshwong
ID: 6325736
Thanks to migel,

However, I am a dummy of COM.

I can't find mso97.dll in my harddisks.  What can I do?

I try VC++'s "tools"\"OLE/COM Object Viewer" and I am confused by the things.  I searched related topics in MSDN but I see many articles and just don't know where to start.  I really want to do it quick.

In MsWord, I cannot find "VBA editor"'s "Object Inspector".  I can only find "Visual Basic Editor"'s "Object Browser".

I would be grateful if you can help me further by listing the steps I should do in order to incoporate your code. [ I think I am an experienced MFC programmer, but is dummy to Visual Basic and COM ]

However, if you think that I should give up, please let me know.  I'll still send you the points.

Thanks anyway,
cshwong


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by:Roshan Davis
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:

Answered by : migel

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