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I'm using Access code to populate a Word report.
I have a recordset to get the values from db tables, and replace or insert at bookmarks of Word. Then save the doc and close the recordset.
Everytime there is a msg of MS Word came out: This file is in use by another application or user. (C:\Documents and Settings\...\Normal.dot).
If I click on "OK" and try to close it, another msg: Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal. Do you want to save those changes?
What do they mean? Why I got these msg?
'These are the codes I'm using

    Option Explicit

    Public appWord As Word.Application

    Public doc2 As Word.Document
 

    Dim cn As New ADODB.Connection

    Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset

    Set appWord = New Word.Application

    cn.Open CurrentProject.Connection.ConnectionString

    rs.Open...
 

    doc2.SaveAs...

    appWord.Visible = True

    appWord.Quit

    rs.Close

    cn.Close

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Question by:angie_angie
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by:MikeToole
ID: 21760847
I presume that you want to open a new document based on a template or another existing document? I don't see that step in your code.
It should be set up something like the sample shown in the snippet.
    Dim appWord As New Word.Application

    Dim doc As Word.Document

    Dim bkm As Word.Bookmark

    Set doc = appWord.Documents.Add(cPath & "BookmarkTest.dot")

    ...   ' do your work with the bookmarks here

    On Error Resume Next

    Kill cPath & "BookmarkTest.doc"

    On Error GoTo 0

    doc.SaveAs cPath & "BookmarkTest.doc", , , , False

    doc.Close

    appWord.Quit

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by:angie_angie
ID: 21765953
MikeToole,
Yes you're right, and I do have the similar code except I don't have "doc.Close" since the user wants to view the report immediately after generated.
But I always have the problem I mentioned. I don't know why there is a global template called "Normal".
Even I delete it, it will come out again next time.
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MikeToole earned 500 total points
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There is always a global template called Normal, it's where Word gets the defaults for a new document when you don't specify another template. If you delete it, Word will recreate it with installation defaults next time it runs.
If you're making Word visible so that the user can see it, you shouldn't use appWord.Quit - that will close the instance of Word that has the document open and the user will have nothing to see!
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