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Embed a word document on a form programmatically

Last Modified: 2013-12-20
Here's what I need to do.  I have over 500 word documents that need to be shown on a report (or form... as long as I can print it it's ok).

The problem is that loading the word document takes at least 3 seconds and that there can be up to 9 documents per report making the load time completly unacceptable.

I want to make 500 subforms or subreports where I simply load the word doc and embed it and SAVE IT INTO THE FORM.  Not the db, not a file share.

Meaning that the word application wouldn't need to be called back to redisplay the doc over and over again.
Here's what I have so far.  I make a template form with an ole object on it.
I then start a loop for all the files in a directory.
I copy the master form under a different name.
I open that new form with open args (path of the file to load)... and then this code runs.
That works fine, but after I save it and reopen the form, the doc is gone.  I need it to stay there forever without having to reload!
Private Sub Form_Load()
On Error GoTo Gestion
    Dim spath As String
    Dim sVars() As String
    If Me.OpenArgs > "" Then 'time to set all the details
        sVars = Split(Me.OpenArgs, ";")
        spath = Right(sVars(0), Len(sVars(0)) - 2)
        With Me.OLEWordDoc
            .Enabled = True
            .Locked = False
            ' Specify what kind of object can appear in the field.
            .OLETypeAllowed = acOLEEmbedded
            ' Class statement for Word document.
            .Class = "Word.Document"
            ' Specify the file to be embedded.
            ' Type the correct path name.
            .SourceDoc = spath
            ' Create the embedded object.
            'this is where it takes 3-5 seconds
            .Action = acOLECreateEmbed
            ' Optional size adjustment.
            .SizeMode = acOLESizeZoom
        End With
    End If
Exit Sub
        MsgBox Err.Description & " : " & Err.Number
End Sub

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