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Word Automation with MFC: Bookmarks

Posted on 2003-11-26
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Hi,
   I have scoured the internet for examples in MFC/VC++ to automate word and then:

1) Open a named word document with bookmarks ["Address", "Postcode", "Surname"]
2) Insert text from my MFC App/VC++ to these bookmarks
      InsertBookMark ("Address", "Buckingham Palace") for example.

I'm having major problems with step 2, i've tried the following code:

  long m_LoopVar;
  for(m_LoopVar=1;m_LoopVar<= m_Books.GetCount();m_LoopVar++)
 {
     startPos=endPos ;
    docObj.Activate();
   m_Book.AttachDispatch(m_Books.Item(COleVariant(m_LoopVar)));

  m_BookMarks.AddString (m_Book.GetName());

selObj = appObj.GetSelection ();
 rangeObj = selObj.GetRange ();

// Insert text into bookmark - does not work -
// first param is wdGoToBookMark
rangeObj.GoTo ( COleVariant ((short) -1), vtOptional, vtOptional, COleVariant (m_Book.GetName()));
rangeObj.InsertAfter ((const char*) m_Book.GetName());
}

Many thanks for any help

Dave
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This should help

void CNewDocDlg::InsertBookmarkText(LPCSTR szBookmark, LPCSTR szText)
{
      TRACE1("Inserting Bookmark: %s\n", szBookmark);


      if(lstrcmp(szText, _T("-")) == 0)
            return;

      COleVariant covOptional((long)DISP_E_PARAMNOTFOUND, VT_ERROR);

      try
      {
            g_selWord.GoTo(COleVariant((long)wdGoToBookmark),
                                    covOptional,
                                    covOptional,
                                    COleVariant(szBookmark, VT_BSTR));

            g_selWord.InsertAfter(szText);
      }
      catch(COleDispatchException* e)
      {
            //Assume it is a missing bookmark
            TCHAR   szCause[255];
            e->GetErrorMessage(szCause, 255);

            TRACE1("COleDispatchException: %s\n", szCause);
            TRACE1("****** Bookmark: %s\n", szBookmark);
//            e->ReportError();
      }
      catch (_com_error &e)
      {
            PrintComError(e);
      }
      catch(CUserException* e)
      {
            TRACE("CUserException thrown\n");
      }
      catch(CException* e)
      {
            TRACE("CException thrown\n");
            e->ReportError();
      }
}
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also
enum WdGoToItem
{
    wdGoToBookmark = -1,

and

MSWord::Selection g_selWord;
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My comment should provide the solution
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