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Opening a word document in word from VB

Posted on 2003-03-27
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Hi, i have a prob. I need to know how to open MSWord, and open a certain doc inside Word.
Question by:beauvoir2
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Dim OpenWorkFile
Set OpenWorkFile = CreateObject("WORD.APPLICATION")
OpenWorkFile.Documents.Open FileName:="C:\0.doc", ReadOnly:=True
OpenWorkFile.Visible = True
Set OpenWorkFile = Nothing
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you could also use shellexecute api to open a document with its default app:

Private 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 Command1_Click()
Dim sFile As String
sFile = "C:\Somefile.doc"
Call ShellExecute(hwnd, "Open", (sFile), "", "C:\", 1)
End Sub

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Thanks.....   verry verry usefull

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