Export Access to Word template

Posted on 2008-10-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I  export an access report to a Word Template. Everything is working great.
With the installation of another computer, we want to share the database between the computers, too. Even that is working! The database and the templates are in a Mapped folder.
If I try to create the Word document from the "external" computer, the  code line
'Set doc = wrdApp.Documents.Add(strPath & contemplate)'  is set to NULL. The path and the file name are correct and can be monitored in step mode.
All computers have the right to read and write to the shared drive!
The "external" computer can regerate the word file with the data as a table in it (RTF file)!!
Who can help me?


    ' Export the data to rtf format
    DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, conquery, _
     acFormatRTF, strDataSource, False

    ' Start Word using mailmerge template
    Set wrdApp = New Word.Application
    Set doc = wrdApp.Documents.Add(strPath & contemplate)   '<<<======
    ' Do the mail merge to a new document.
    With doc.MailMerge
        .OpenDataSource Name:=strDataSource
        .Destination = wdSendToNewDocument
        .SuppressBlankLines = True
        With .DataSource
            .FirstRecord = wdDefaultFirstRecord
            .LastRecord = wdDefaultLastRecord
        End With
        If .State = wdMainAndDataSource Then
        End If
    End With
    ' Display the mail merge document
    wrdApp.Visible = True
    wrdApp.WindowState = wdWindowStateMaximize
    doc.Close (wdDoNotSaveChanges)
    Set doc = Nothing
    Set wrdApp = Nothing
    Exit Sub
HandleErrors:   etc. etc. etc.
Question by:jojahn
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did You try to add word object to Your vb project?
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Expert Comment

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at least Microsoft Office object library,I mean,on external computer

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The references are the same.
If I copy the database to the external computer and run it, it uses the current path etc...and if the template is there , the software works again.
Here is the code before.....

    Dim strPath As String
    Dim strDataSource As String
    Dim doc As Word.Document
    Dim wrdApp As Word.Application
      Const contemplate As String = "Template_1"
      Const conquery As String = "Events_Clients Query_Select_1"
    On Error GoTo HandleErrors
    ' Delete the rtf file, if it already exists.
    strPath = FixPath(CurrentProject.Path)
    strDataSource = strPath & conquery & ".doc"
    Kill strDataSource
    ' Export the data to rtf format
    DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, conquery, _
     acFormatRTF, strDataSource, False

    ' Start Word using mailmerge template
    Set wrdApp = New Word.Application
    Set doc = wrdApp.Documents.Add(strPath & contemplate)

The path is set correctly and I tried to set it as a string to the correct path, I get the same results...

Could it be a timing issue, because it might take some time to access the host. - maybe a security problem, in thai case, why is  the call "strDataSource = strPath & conquery & ".doc"" successful?

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