Solved

How to print MS Access OLE Word Document using automation

Posted on 2008-10-24
6
531 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have an Access table that includes an OLE field containing an MS word document.   Presently I export information from this table and import it into a Word document for reporting purposes (using automation).  However  I am not including the OLE Word field but now wish to do so.  I need a copy of this embedded word file to include in my existing word report  but cannot see how to do this.
 
0
Comment
Question by:BethWoodhouse
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 22801014
BethWoodhouse,

Can I ask why you don't do your reporting in Access?
Thus avoiding all this OLE "Round-Tripping"

JeffCoachman
0
 

Author Comment

by:BethWoodhouse
ID: 22801783
Because it is an existing system that reports in word by exporting and doing a merge and I want to add more data to it.  However I would still like to know how to print the OLE contents in Access!
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 22803910
OK
0
Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

 

Author Comment

by:BethWoodhouse
ID: 22804941
I cannot see anything! Did you forget a link or an attachment?
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 22806202
No, I was just saying OK.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
BethWoodhouse earned 0 total points
ID: 22806561
Thanks but I have found what I need on the microsoft site.  I will now close the question, thanks all the same.
 

Sub CopyDocument_Click ()
          Dim NewObject As Object
          Dim NewDoc As String
          Dim DocPath As String

          ' Name of the new document to create.
          NewDoc = "TEST.DOC"

          ' Where to store the new document.
          ' DefaultDir$(9) returns the Word directory path.
          ' See DefaultDir$() in Word's on-line help for more options.
          ' Note: The "$" is not used when calling DefaultDir via
          ' OLE Automation.
          DocPath = Me!MyOle.Object.Application.WordBasic.DefaultDir(9)

          ' Copies the embedded object to Clipboard.
          Me!MyOle.Verb = 0
          Me!MyOle.Action = 7
          Me!MyOle.Object.Application.WordBasic.EditSelectAll
          Me!MyOle.Object.Application.WordBasic.EditCopy
          Me!MyOle.Action = 9
          DoEvents

          ' Creates a new document and pastes Clipboard contents.
          ' Saves the document in the Word directory and closes the
          ' document.
          Set NewObject = CreateObject("Word.Basic")
          NewObject.FileNew
          NewObject.EditPaste
          NewObject.FileSaveAs DocPath & "\" & NewDoc
          NewObject.FileClose

          ' Frees the memory used by the objects.
          Set NewObject = Nothing
          MsgBox DocPath & "\" & NewDoc & " was created successfully."
      End Sub
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How can you open the FORM2 2 31
Dynamically Reorder List Box 4 38
ms access filter query with empty combobox 5 29
VBA - If Bookmark = "XXBOOKMARKXX" then 15 28
When designing a form there are several BorderStyles to choose from, all of which can be classified as either 'Fixed' or 'Sizable' and I'd guess that 'Fixed Single' or one of the other fixed types is the most popular choice. I assume it's the most p…
As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question