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Posted on 2004-04-15
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Hello!
  I need to create good-looking Doc files for my current project.
  I may need things like creating tables in the file, insert images, draw shapes etc.
  So, basically I need a list of commands I can use with OLE automation, and also some sample code (I haven't created word files using Delphi before).
  Looking forward to your help.
Thanks,
...Shu
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by:snehanshu
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Wow!
I got a sample fine now, and I would need the following:
* Writing in headers/footers of the word document
* Bulleting, tabs etc.
* Text boxes (and text inside them), other shapes (lines, circle)
* Tables (and formatting the table like background of first row, changing color of some cell etc.)
* Inserting images in the document as well as the header/footer
* Other goodies you can suggest

Please help!
Thanks,
...Shu
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by:ferhad
ID: 10840234
You can find the list of commands from vbawd10.chm file located in your system. Its located in the following path:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\1049
I will send you working examples too.
Regards Ferhad
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by:snehanshu
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Thanks ferhad!
Working samples of each of the things in my wish-list above would be a just what I need.
...Shu
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The following code opens an existing *.doc file, creates table and inserts data into this table. Create *.doc file and call it Doc1. Wait new codes from me. They will come soon. :)

var pmainDir: string;
const wdLine = $00000005;
      FILE_REPORT = 'Doc1.doc';

pMainDir := ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName);
wrdApp := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
wrdApp.Application.Visible := True;
wrdApp.Application.WindowState := wdWindowStateMinimize;
wrdApp.Documents.Add(Template := pMainDir + FILE_REPORT);
wrdApp.Selection.Font.Bold := True;
wrdApp.Selection.Font.Size := 8;
wrdApp.Selection.Font.Name := 'Verdana Azeri Lat';

wrdApp.ActiveDocument.Tables.Add(wrdApp.Selection.Range, NumRows := 20, NumColumns :=8);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Name');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Surname');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Phone');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Address');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Mobil');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Country');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'City');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveRight(Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.TypeText(Text := 'Zip Postal Code');
wrdApp.Selection.MoveDown(Unit := wdLine, Count := 1);
wrdApp.Selection.MoveLeft(Count := 8);
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by:ferhad
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Add into uses list ComObj.
And one important thing type of the variable wrdApp is "Variant".
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by:snehanshu
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ferhad,
I am leaving for the day: will be only able to check things on Monday now.
Looking forward to more examples!
Thanks,
...Shu


P.S.
  Here's what I did so far: (Write to header and create a table)

procedure TAutoDocFOrm.FlNmBtnClick(Sender: TObject);
const
  Line1 = 'January,February,March';
  Line2 = '31,28,31';
  Line3 = '31,59,90';
var
  r,s,
  Direction, Separator, Format: OleVariant;

  Word, rng, Sec, Sel, HdrTyp, hdr: Variant;
  SaveChanges, MyFlNm: OleVariant;
  MyRange: Range;
begin
  If FileExists(FlNmBox.Text) then
    SaveFlNmDlg.FileName := FlNmBox.Text
  Else
  If DirectoryExists(FlNmBox.Text) then
    SaveFlNmDlg.InitialDir := FlNmBox.Text;
  If SaveFlNmDlg.Execute Then
  Begin

    MyFlNm := SaveFlNmDlg.FileName;

    Word := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
    Word.Application.Visible := True;

    Word.Documents.Add(EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam);
    S := Word.Selection;
    R := S.Range;

    Sec := Word.Application.ActiveDocument.Sections.Item(1);
    HdrTyp := wdHeaderFooterPrimary;
    Hdr := sec.Headers.Item(HdrTyp);
    rng := Hdr.Range;

    rng.Select;
    Word.Selection.TypeText( text := ' Snehanshu. Page ');
    Word.Selection.Fields.Add(Range:= Word.Selection.Range , Type:=wdFieldPage);
    Word.Selection.TypeText( text := ' of ');
    Word.Selection.Fields.Add(Range:= Word.Selection.Range, Type:=wdFieldNumPages);
    R.Select;
    Direction := wdCollapseEnd;
    R.Collapse(Direction);
    R.InsertAfter(Line1);
    R.InsertParagraphAfter;
    R.InsertAfter(Line2);
    R.InsertParagraphAfter;
    R.InsertAfter(Line3);
    R.InsertParagraphAfter;
    Separator := ',';
    Format := wdTableFormatGrid1;
    R.ConvertToTable(Separator, EmptyParam, EmptyParam,
                     EmptyParam, Format, EmptyParam,
                     EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam,
                     EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam,
                     EmptyParam, EmptyParam);
    R.Tables.Item(1).Rows.Item(1).Shading.Texture := wdTexture5Percent;



    Word.ActiveDocument.SaveAs(MyFlNm, EmptyParam, EmptyParam , EmptyParam, EmptyParam,
    EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam);

    SaveChanges := wdPromptToSaveChanges;
    Word.Quit(SaveChanges, EmptyParam, EmptyParam);



  End;


end;
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