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Changes to Word doc by automation won't be saved

Posted on 2006-10-31
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The code:

try
  MyDoc := gwd.ActiveDocument;
  MyDoc.CustomDocumentProperties.Add('DillDall', False, 4 {msoPropertyTypeString}, 'Wanker',EmptyParam);
  MyDoc.CustomDocumentProperties.Add('GodkjentAv', False, 4 {msoPropertyTypeString}, 'Wboy', EmptyParam);
// Works          mydoc.saveas('C:\ThisWorks.doc');  (but I don't want to change the name)
// Doesn't work   Mydoc.close(wdSaveChanges);
except
  showmessage ('Tvajo matj');
end;

I just don't understand why MyDoc.Close(wdSaveChanges) would work after modifying the datasource, but not here?
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by:TName
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Hi,
What does "Doesn't work" mean? Does it open a saveas box, does it close without saving, doesn't it close the doc at all?

You did previously open an existing document, I guess...
Is the document itself read-only?
Did you open it as read-only (third parameter in .Documents.Open, I think...)?
>mydoc.saveas('C:\ThisWorks.doc');
What happens if you use mydoc.save instead?
What happens if you replace 'C:\ThisWorks.doc' with the original name of the doc?
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by:Utvikler
ID: 17849153
Hi!

"Doesn't work" means closing without saving, no exceptions thrown.

The syntax "Mydoc.close(wdSaveChanges);" is used elsewhere in the application, and in those routines it works as expected.
I use it after changing datasource programmatically, and after assigning a value to a built-in document property.

The code here is just a modified version of setting the built-in props, so I just don't understand why it doesn't work here!

MyDoc.Save "fails" in the same way.

I haven't tried MyDoc.SaveAs (<original name>) yet.

Aaaaargh! What is so special about adding custom document properties???
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by:Utvikler
ID: 17854614
OK, I found a workaround here:

http://groups.google.no/group/microsoft.public.word.docmanagement/browse_thread/thread/1e76a0fc09ed4ecb/6ec1201e7a3648c6?lnk=st&q=Word+document+problem+close+wdSaveChanges&rnum=8&hl=no#6ec1201e7a3648c6

Thanks to THE Word Guru Cindy Meister!

>Aaaaargh! What is so special about adding custom document properties???

Sloppy programming comes to mind...  Shouldn't this be considered a bug?
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