need to learn wordBasic commands so i can use DDE to talk to Word

Posted on 2004-10-08
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Hey experts!
Now they want me to run Word remotely from a mainframe application using DDE an interface, which seems to only reconize wordBasic commands, not VisualBasic commands :(
For Example: if i want to close the acitveDocument without saving changes I use this command:
    [DocClose 2]
instead of
  [ActiveDocument.Close savechanges:=wdDoNotSaveChanges]
which doesn't work :(

What i want to know is:
Does anyone know where I can find a list of wordBasic commands?  if I ask the help cat, he just gives me ' Visual Basic Equivalents for WordBasic Commands' which assumes that I Already know the wordBasic command, which I don't! So far I know:

FileOpen .Name =
ToolsMacro .Name =

which i recovered from what the person before me had written. ANY other commands would be useful, a complete list/text book/etc would be heaven!
Question by:gilbar
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I suggest that you buy Word 6 or a book on it. There are several on ebay at the moment. This is going for £5 (Five GBP)
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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I have a Microsoft book : Word Developer's Kit  published 1994 that deals in WordBasic

This might be one (currently $1, buy-it-now for $10).
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Also, of course there is Word 7, aka Word 95. That was the last version before VBA and wasn't around for very long. There are a couple of those on ebay as well.

This one stands at GBP 7 (no bids yet, but 4 days to go)


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hmm, word6 huh?  i wonder if i still have my disks at home for that? Otherwise thanx for info.  I 'll leave this open for awhile just in case joanne decides to just come over and write my code for me :)

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