Embed Word 2003 Viewer/Word 2003 in VB6 Form for readonly file access

Posted on 2006-05-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I would like to use the MS Word 2003 Viewer to allow users to view but not edit files in a VB6 app. The PC inquestion also has full Office 2003 on it. How can I embed one of these apps in a Vb6 form and prevent file changes -i.e. is it better/earier to use the Full Word 2003 with no save option?


Question by:ajmcqueen
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bruintje earned 200 total points
ID: 16629371
Hello ajmcqueen,

you could see if embedding the document in an olecontainer is an alternative, embedding a viewer on a form could become difficult if at all possible

source: support.microsoft.com/?kbid=147804

hope this helps a bit

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cubixSoftware earned 200 total points
ID: 16630065

One way to do it is to add a web control to your form and then "navigate" to the document....

WebControl1.Navigate2 "C:\Test.doc"

You can then use the ExecWB method to set things like toolbars etc.

HTH :)
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Shauli earned 600 total points
ID: 16630574
Dim wordDoc As Object
Set wordDoc = CreateObject("Word.Application.8")

With wordDoc
   .Documents.Open FileName:="C:\Test.doc"
   .Visible = True
   .DisplayAlerts = False
   .CommandBars("Menu Bar").Controls("&File").Controls("Save &As...").Enabled = False
   .CommandBars("Menu Bar").Controls("&File").Controls("Save").Enabled = False
End With


Author Comment

ID: 16674534
I split the points as all the suggestions have merit but none quite solve my particular problem in the way that I want. I am going to take a different approach and probably use Group policy to bleck access.

Thanks any.


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