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Posted on 2004-10-18
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Hi,

I'm writing a Little Delphi App that has to take in the command line some arguments and from that fill a predefined word form. What I can't seem to do is to have access to those form fields. I tried through Bookmarks, but the only thing it does is overwrite my field and replacing it with my text. Here is a code snippet:

procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
begin

     Name := txtNom.Text + txtPrenom.Text;
     WordApp1 := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
     WordApp1.Visible := False;
     WordApp1.Documents.Open('c:\DossierTemplate.doc');
     WordApp1.Selection.Find.ClearFormatting;
     WordApp1.Selection.Find.Replacement.ClearFormatting;
     WordApp1.Selection.Find.Execute('<NAME>',True,False,False,False,False,True,1,False,Name,2);

     WordApp1.Selection.Find.ClearFormatting;
     WordApp1.Selection.Find.Replacement.ClearFormatting;
     WordApp1.Selection.Find.Execute('<ADRESSE>',True,False,False,False,False,True,1,False,txtAdresse.Text,2);
     WordApp1.ActiveDocument.Bookmarks.Item('SomeText').Range.Text := txtAdresse.Text;

     WordApp1.ActiveDocument.SaveAs('c:\NewDoc.doc');

What I need to have is code to fill-in the fields and not replace them.

Thanks
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Question by:dabitbol
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by:vadim_ti
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i tried your code with template built as

.........
........
Name: <NAME>
Address: <ADDRESSE>
........
........

after running your code i get

.........
........
Name: TxtNomTxtPrenom
Address: txtAdresse
........
........

what exactly you wanted to get?
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by:dabitbol
ID: 12340327
On this solution I used manual tags to position the text I wanted to replace. This worked fine. However, now our forms use fill-in fields so placing Tags is not an option because I need to have form fields and because I might need to modify the form later.

Basically I need to know where in the Word DOM are the form fields and how to access them programatically with an example if possible.

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by:danielluyo
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you can access the fields in the document using:

Documents(1).Fields(1).Result.Text = "my text"

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by:dabitbol
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not in COM nor in Delphi

David
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procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
    WordApp1, WordDoc, WordField: Variant;
begin
    WordApp1 := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
    WordApp1.Visible := False;
    WordDoc := WordApp1.Documents.Open('c:\Testformulario.doc');
    WordField := WordDoc.Fields.Item(1);
    WordField.Result.Text := 'myNew Text';
    WordApp1.ActiveDocument.SaveAs('c:\NewDoc.doc');
end;
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by:dabitbol
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Found it by myself, but I'll give you the point DanielLuyo since you were right.

David
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by:danielluyo
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thanks : )
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