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VBA for Microsoft Word:  Opening a URL

Posted on 2006-11-16
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Hi - could someone please advise how to open a URL from VBA within Word.

I can re-focus on an open Internet Explorer using AppActivate, but I want to open a fresh instance of Internet Explorer and navigate to a specific URL without any interaction by the user, ie: no hyperlink to click on or button to press etc.

Also, will the code someone lists work with both IE6 and the new IE7 or more specifically, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer.

Many thanks.

Justin.
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Greetings, justinkent.

The code below will create a new instance of Internet Explorer, navigate to the URL given, and then make the browser visible.  This works fine in IE6, not sure about IE7 as I don't have it loaded, but I'm pretty confident this'll work.  

Sub OpenIE()
    Const READYSTATE_COMPLETE = 4
    Dim objIE As Object
    Set objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    objIE.Navigate2 "http://www.yahoo.com"
    Do While objIE.readyState <> READYSTATE_COMPLETE
        DoEvents
    Loop
    objIE.Visible = True
    Set objIE = Nothing
End Sub

Cheers!
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by:justinkent
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Perfect, thanks.
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You're welcome.
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