Word Add-ins

Posted on 2001-08-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I am trying to build a microsoft word Add-in.  I have been looking at a kb article.

But can't get it to work? I am using Word 2000.

Not sure if my  capilib.c, capilib.h, wdcapi.h, wdcmds.h, wderror.h, wdfid.h, and config.h  have been modified in some way.  Anyone known where i can get hold of them?

There seems to be loads of MSN documnetion for vb & vba but for VC it seems non-existent.

Anyone seen any example of com add-ins for word in vc.

Any advice at all would be grately appreciated.


Question by:RichJackson

Author Comment

ID: 6400085
The method i talked about above looks a little out dated. 1995! Using Word Develooment kit! May still work, there is still a bit of talk out there about it.
So now what i want to do is create a COMM DLL - Add In

So I can tell word to load it at startup, subscribe to
events and add my own menu.

Thanks Again


Expert Comment

ID: 6400540
how about - comaddin.exe

As I remember it shows how to handle a button - but with the other examples it should be easy for you to alter

Author Comment

ID: 6403332
I want to support Office 97, damm shame cos that's the sort of sample i was after.
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.


Expert Comment

ID: 6403548
> I want to support Office 97

try it - it shows how 2000 is autmated - 97 isn't much different - you have plenty of samples in VB - its just a case of converting them to C++ - the commaddin sample shows (or can give ideas) on how to do that - sadly I do not have 97 installed anymore - so I cannot investigate further


Accepted Solution

ShaunWilde earned 50 total points
ID: 6403559

Author Comment

ID: 6404520
I will try it on '97.  All teh MSDN article apply to 2000 & 20002.

Expert Comment

ID: 6886167
ADMINISTRATION WILL BE CONTACTING YOU SHORTLY.  Moderators Computer101 or Netminder will return to finalize these if still open in seven days.  Please post closing recommendations before that time.

Question(s) below appears to have been abandoned. Your options are:
1. Accept a Comment As Answer (use the button next to the Expert's name).
2. Close the question if the information was not useful to you. You must tell the participants why you wish to do this, and allow for Expert response.
3. Ask Community Support to help split points between participating experts, or just comment here with details and we'll respond with the process.
4. Delete the question. Again, please comment to advise the other participants why you wish to do this.

For special handling needs, please post a zero point question in the link below and include the question QID/link(s) that it regards.
Please click the Help Desk link on the left for Member Guidelines, Member Agreement and the Question/Answer process.

Please click you Member Profile to view your question history and keep them all current with updates as the collaboration effort continues, to track all your open and locked questions at this site.  If you are an EE Pro user, use the Power Search option to find them.  Anytime you have questions which are LOCKED with a Proposed Answer but does not serve your needs, please reject it and add comments as to why.  In addition, when you do grade the question, if the grade is less than an A, please add a comment as to why.  This helps all involved, as well as future persons who may access this item in the future to seek help.

To view your open questions, please click the following link(s) and keep them all current with updates.

To view your locked questions, please click the following link(s) and evaluate the proposed answer.

------------>  EXPERTS:  Please leave any comments regarding your closing recommendations if this item remains inactive another seven (7) days.  Also, if you are interested in the cleanup effort, please click this link

Moderators will finalize this question if still open in 7 days, by either moving this to the PAQ (Previously Asked Questions) at zero points, deleting it or awarding expert(s) when recommendations are made, or an independent determination can be made.  Expert input is always appreciated to determine the fair outcome.
Thank you everyone.
Moderator @ Experts Exchange

P.S.  For any year 2000 questions, special attention is needed to ensure the first correct response is awarded, since they are not in the comment date order, but rather in Member ID order.

Expert Comment

ID: 6908814
Comment from expert accepted as answer.

E-E Moderator

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
cat dog challenge 18 126
bobThere java chalenge 45 94
Question regarding Copy/Paste 16 96
"Black Box" Testing of Control System Software 2 70
Introduction: Load and Save to file, Document-View interaction inside the SDI. Continuing from the second article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. From the class view select CSudokuDoc and double click to open the header …
Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.
In a recent question ( here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question