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Run shell command in VBA

Posted on 2008-11-19
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I have tested the below code running from a macro in excel and it works fine
Shell "rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen \\path"

But instead of opening fax viewer i want to open document imaging. I tried this but it doesn't work. I know document imaging is mspview.exe but don't know if thats what i need.
Shell "rundll32.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSPaper\MSPVIEW.EXE, \\path"

Also instead of path I want the value of the active cell in excel, which is the path.

Any help would be appreciated as I have tried loads of variations
Question by:j8547
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Try this.

Shell "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSPaper\MSPVIEW.EXE"

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ID: 23002520
Yes that works. I have tried that path before but I was putting the run infront of it and then nothing was happening. It opens up document imaging. How do I pass the value of the active cell. it is a path to a file

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ID: 23002554
Got all working. Thanks for your help.

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