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Export data in a textbox on a form in Access to a word document

I have text data in a memo field that is displayed for a record.  I need the ability to export the text data in the textbox on the form to a word document.  I have seen other postings but mostly to merge or dump from a table.
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avalonwgiAuthor Commented:
Could someone please respond to this?  It is important for me to continue with what I am working on and it has been 4 hours since my post.  Thanks for your help!
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Kelvin SparksCommented:
You can merge into a word template using bookmarks in Word. Memo data sometimes truncates (will do so if emporting from a query, but work OK if exporting from a table) and I'm not sure what would happen from a form.

Essentially, you have a word template that you open using a background instance of Word, export the text to a bookmark that exists in the correct location on the template then save this as a doc file to a location & filename that you specify..

Is this what you're looking for?


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avalonwgiAuthor Commented:
Kelvinsparks,
That's not what I was hoping for.  I was hoping that this was similar to just exporting to excel.  I don't want to early bind, but I would like to late bind word application and then just dump the text to a new and empty word doc.  Is that possible and if so, how? (inlcuding the binding)
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Kelvin SparksCommented:
Ok

You can export a form to word (have to use rtf format. It doesn't look pretty but a line like this will work

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputForm, "frmTest", acFormatRTF, , True

You could use a variation on that and  write the data to a temp table & then export that table would need an extra 3 or 4 lines of code plus a variation of the one above.

Kelvin
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avalonwgiAuthor Commented:
So I can export the data, but it exports all field data on the form and not the specific fields that i want exported.  Is there a way to do this and just as text?
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avalonwgiAuthor Commented:
I got it to work with some minor changes.  Thanks
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