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I have a project to open a word document and print it out to a ps printstream.  I want to suppress all pop-up window including the "password" dialogue that will be asked for a password protected document.  I expect the open operation fail and return within VB.  However, the window show up and hang the automation process. Please help

I aleady set the project property as
  1. project type = ActiveX DLL
  2. checked "Unattended execution"
  3. Threading Model = "Apartment Threaded"
  4. checked "Upgrade ActiveX Controls"
but the password dialogue still pop-up.

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Question by:joekslam
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by:Steiner
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Since those messageboxes come from Word itself, you'll have to look there. What kind of password is it, do you know it and what should be done if your program can't open the doc because the passwd is wrong?

If it's just the writepasswd and you want to read only, use:
Application.Documents.Open filename:="E:\test\protected.doc", readonly:=true

If you know the passwords, use:
Application.Documents.Open filename:="e:\test\protected.doc", passworddocument:="test", writepassworddocument:="test"
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Or if don't want to open the file then, use a combination:

Application.DisplayAlerts=wdAlertsNone
On Error Resume Next
Application.Documents.Open filename:="e:\test\protected.doc", passworddocument:="wrongpasswd", writepassworddocument:="wrongpassword"
On Error Goto 0
Application.DisplayAlers=wdAlertsAll

It first disables the WordAlerts (should work for other alerts, too), then disables the error-message from VBA since the file could not be opened. The I try to open the document, giving it 2 (wrong) passwords, so the dialog is not shown. After that, I reenable the errorhandler and alerts.
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Just forgot the "t" in the last DisplayAlerts
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