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# word running in vbscript scheduled task cannot find macro

Posted on 2008-10-30
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I have a vbscript job running as a scheduled task on a server.  It is creating  a word object, opening a file and then running/trying to run a macro.  If I am logged on to the server, it all works fine but if I am not running a session on the server, the scheduled job does not find the necessary macro.  Where should I put this macro so that it will be found by the job?
I have created a template containing just my macro and tried putting it in many places. I have tried the AttachedTemplate action to invoke the template.
Some code is attached.
'##########

'sample code

set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

' build todays date

dteday=day(date)

dteMonth=month(date)

dteyear=year(date)

Rdate=dteyear & right(cstr(dtemonth + 100),2) & right(cstr(dteday + 100),2)

' make date part of file name for the week old file

odate=date()-7

oyear=year(odate)

omonth=month(odate)

oday=day(odate)

OLDdt=oyear & right(cstr(omonth + 100),2) & right(cstr(oday + 100),2)

Dim loopCount, objExcel, workbook

Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

'Open our XLS file

Set workbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open("C:\Sigpath\sigpath.xls")

'We want to skip the header row, and then the blank row below

loopCount = 2 ' ignore row 1 headings

' now loop though files, convert document with word and then send using email addresses provided

Do while not isempty(objExcel.Cells(loopCount, 1).Value)

fileN=objexcel.cells(loopcount,1).Value

FileToday=fileN & "_" & Rdate & ".txt"

FileOld="C:\SigPathdone\" & fileN & "_" & OLDdt & ".doc"

FileOut=fileN & "_" & Rdate & ".doc"

' now delete current output file if it exists

If (FSO.FileExists(fileOut)) then

set myfile= FSO.getfile(fileOut)

myfile.delete()

End If

' edit the file

dim objWord,objdoc

set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")

objword.Visible = True

set objdoc = objWord.Documents.Open ("C:\sigpath\" & fileToday, wdReadOnly)

objword.Activedocument.attachedTemplate = "C:\sigpath.dot"

objword.run "sigpath"

objdoc.SaveAs("C:\sigpathdone\" & fileOut)

objdoc.close (wdOriginalFormat)

objWord.quit

Set objWord = Nothing

'wscript.echo "File done ", filetoday,"To ",fileAdd

'**************************  send the email

' now delete old file from last week

If (FSO.FileExists(fileOld)) then

set myfile= FSO.getfile(fileOld)

myfile.delete()

End If

loopCount = loopCount + 1

Loop

objExcel.Workbooks.Close

set objExcel = nothing

Wscript.Echo "Run Complete"

wscript.quit

''*********************

Function SendMail(sigfile,sigto,sigsub)

' this part works fine so omitted

end function

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Question by:BethWoodhouse
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Expert Comment

ID: 22849251
Change:

objword.run "sigpath"

to:

objword.run "sigpath.dot!sigpath"
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Author Comment

ID: 22850413
Thanks for that.  I will not be able to try it out until Monday but I will let you if that solves my problem.
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Author Comment

ID: 22870915
This still did not work.  I think it must be my lack of understanding about templates with word.  I put the maco in normal.dot then saved it as sigpath.dot.  Is the attachedtemplate the correct way to make the macro available? Is there something else I should be doing?
Beth
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ID: 22900141
The macro only seems to run when I am logged on the ther server where this job runs as a scheduled task.   It appears that it does not find the macro otherwise.  I thought that I had it running reliably by using the full path to the macro in normal.dot.  Such as the line below.
objword.run "C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dot!sigpath"

However it has failed again at 5am when nobody is working......
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Assisted Solution

Patrick Matthews earned 250 total points
ID: 22907316
BethWoodhouse,

I suggest you use the 'request attention' link to ask for help in getting more experts.  I am out of ideas on this one.

Regards,

Patrick
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Accepted Solution

BethWoodhouse earned 0 total points
ID: 22958842
I have reduced this job to be a simple script which works when run as a script but hangs when run as a scheduled task without the user logged on to the server.

.....................code below.................................
set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
set objdoc = objWord.Documents.Open ("Z:\COFSIG_20081114.txt")
objdoc.attachedtemplate = "C:\Sigpath\sigpath.dot"
objword.run "Sigpath.dot!SigPath"
objdoc.SaveAs("C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\internal\sigpath\COFSIG_20081114.doc"), wdFormatDoc
objdoc.close
objWord.quit
Set objWord = Nothing
wscript.quit
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