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How can I open from VB a Word Document, for ex. a Fax Cover and pass data from VB to print using OLE, ActiveX or DDE ?
Thanks in advance
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Question by:ehilb
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by:Ryan Chong
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Hi ehilb,

Try this (Word Automation):

Private Sub Command1_Click() 'Print Word Doc
    Dim iWord As Word.Application
    Set iWord = New Word.Application
    iWord.Documents.Open Text1.Text
    iWord.PrintOut
    iWord.Documents(1).Close False
    iWord.Quit
    Set iWord = Nothing
End Sub

Hope this help
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by:puranik_p
ID: 6847011
For this to work, you have to add a reference to Word library.
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by:Alfredo Luis Torres Serrano
ID: 6848203
Are you triying to open an existing document or create a new one?

Is thsi document using any kind of text from VB?

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by:ehilb
ID: 6849849
Hi ryancys,

thanks, it runs, but how can I pass the data from vb into the corresp. textmarks in my FaxCover ?

ehilb

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by:Ryan Chong
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Hi ehilb,

I think it's depends on your Fax Application you used. FaxCover may integrates with the M$ Word, check the user manual or any useful references to see whether FaxCover support word integration or not.

Anyway, i use the Symantec Winfax Pro before and it's able to print word documents to fax.

if feel free, you can suft at: http://www.symantec.com/winfax/

and FYI, i tried to use the M$ Word Mail Merge Documents and Integrate with Winfax Pro before but i haven't success in that way.

regards
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by:ehilb
ID: 6849909
Hi ryancys,
my FaxCover.doc is a normal .doc, where I have some Textmarks in it, for example FaxNo., Ref.:, & s.o.
I try with this code, but it doesn't work:
...
...
    InsertText "ToName", Text1.Text
    InsertText "ToFaxNum", Text2.Text
    InsertText "ToPhoneNum", Text3.Text
...
Public Sub InsertText(ByVal Position As String, ByVal Text As String)
With Form1
    ' Position the insertion point in Word
    .lblDDE.LinkExecute "[EditGoto .Destination = " & Chr$(34) & Position & Chr$(34) & "]"
    ' Insert the Text
    .lblDDE.LinkExecute "[Insert " & Chr$(34) & Text & Chr$(34) & "]"
End With
End Sub
....
I get the Runtime error 285. Word can't execute the DDE-Methode.

regards
ehilb

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by:Ryan Chong
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Hi,

Not very clear, and i never use DDE method before, so what you want to do is pass the Data (example Form1.Text1.Text) to a Word Doc?
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by:ehilb
ID: 6849979
yes, and to an exact position, where the corresp. textmark in Word is definied.
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by:Ryan Chong
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Hi,

Can you send me the Word Doc template as well as what have you done so far? I want to take a look its structure.

And may reply after this weekend. You can get my email at my profile.

Another question: Are you connect to a Database or just want to insert free text in certain area in Word Doc?

regards,
ryancys
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Ryan Chong earned 100 total points
ID: 6850058
Well, find an example here:

Use Microsoft Word as a Reporting Tool from Visual Basic:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=2562

Follow the Manual included.

Hope this help.
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by:ehilb
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I thank you very much !
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