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Can anyone please suggests on how can I save .msg files to .doc +vb6.0
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by:tbsgadi
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Have a look at the following:

http://www.bestshareware.net/download/outlook-eml-and-msg-converter.htm

Good Luck!

Gary
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David Lee earned 500 total points
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Hi, RIAS.

Outlook can save messages directly into .doc format.  There's a caveat to that though.  Here's what Microsoft says on this: "Also note that even though olDoc is a valid OlSaveAsType constant, messages in HTML format cannot be saved in Document format, and the olDoc constant works only if Microsoft Word is set up as the default email editor."  If you are usign Outlook 2003 or earlier, then using Word as the email editor is an option.  If using Outlook 2007, then Word is the email editor, there is not option to use anything else.  Here's how you'd save a message into .doc format

objMessage.SaveAs "Some File Name", olDoc

You can also save items into Rich-text format (.rtf) and then open them in Word and save in .doc format.  To save a message in .rtf format, change olDoc to olRTF in the code sample.
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by:RIAS
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Hi,
THe problem is I have .msg files in folder so not using outlook.exe directly..any suggestions on objMessage.SaveAs "Some File Name", olDoc


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by:RIAS
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Hi tbsgad,


Can you please copy and paste the code in here as cannot access this url ..security issue


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by:David Lee
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Open the message in Outlook using the code I posted to your other question, then use the command above to save to .doc format.  Unless you are going to learn enhanced MAPI programming, then the only way I know of to read a .msg file is using Outlook.  There may be 3rd-party programs that use enhanced MAPI to read .msg files without Outlook, the one Gary linked to appears to require Outlook, but I'm not familiar with any.
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by:RIAS
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oki mate will try .....
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by:RIAS
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Hi,
Tried it but it doesnt convert it to doc format it saves it as file type

Code used:
olkMsg.SaveAs Foldername & olkMsg.Subject, olDoc


Am I  going wrong somewhere?

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by:David Lee
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Sorry, typo.  I omitted the extension.  Use this instead

    olkMsg.SaveAs Foldername & olkMsg.Subject & ".doc", olDoc
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by:RIAS
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Hi,
Sorry no luck ..it errrors
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by:David Lee
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What's the error?
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by:RIAS
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Hi,
It justs jumps out of the function on that linedon't really know

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by:David Lee
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So it just stops running and doesn't display any error messages?
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by:RIAS
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Yup..it jumps out of the function
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by:RIAS
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Hi,
Manage to save it in txt ile thats fine..you r previous solution did work.thanks for that.
Now I need to set a printer which is different from default printer how do i  set it and get the .msg file printed with all its attachments in vb.

I tried your solution on other qustions:

Public Sub PrintMessagesAndAttachments()
    Dim objFSO As Object, _
        objFolder As Object, _
        objFile As Object, _
        objTempFolder As Object, _
        olkMsg As Object, _
        olkAttachment As Object
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objTempFolder = objFSO.GetSpecialFolder(2)
    'Change the folder path on the following line'
    Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder("C:\eeTesting")
    For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
        If objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile.Path) = "msg" Then
            ShellExecute 0&, "print", objFile.Path, 0&, 0&, 0&
            Set olkMsg = Application.CreateItemFromTemplate(objFile.Path)
            For Each olkAttachment In olkMsg.Attachments
                olkAttachment.SaveAsFile objTempFolder & "\" & olkAttachment.fileName
                ShellExecute 0&, "print", objTempFolder & "\" & olkAttachment.fileName, 0&, 0&, 0&
            Next
        End If
    Next
    Set objFSO = Nothing
    Set objFolder = Nothing
    Set objFile = Nothing
    Set objTempFolder = Nothing
    Set olkMsg = Nothing
    Set olkAttachment = Nothing
End Sub

but it errors on the line
    Set olkMsg = Application.CreateItemFromTemplate(objFile.Path)

Should I post another question for this?


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by:David Lee
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No need to open another question.  Here's the code for printing to a specific printer.
Sub PrintAttachmentToSpecificPrinter(Item As Outlook.MailItem)
    Dim wshNet As Object, _
        strCurrentDefault As String, _
        objFSO As Object, _
        objTempFolder As Object, _
        olkAttachment As Outlook.Attachment
    strCurrentDefault = GetDefaultPrinter()
    Set wshNet = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
    'Change the printer name on the next line to that of the printer you want attachments printed to
    wshNet.SetDefaultPrinter "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer"
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objTempFolder = objFSO.GetSpecialFolder(2)
    For Each olkAttachment In Item.Attachments
        olkAttachment.SaveAsFile objTempFolder & "\" & olkAttachment.FILENAME
        ShellExecute 0&, "print", objTempFolder & "\" & olkAttachment.FILENAME, 0&, 0&, 0&
    Next
    wshNet.SetDefaultPrinter strCurrentDefault
    Set wshNet = Nothing
    Set objFSO = Nothing
    Set objTempFolder = Nothing
    Set olkAttachment = Nothing
End Sub
 
Function GetDefaultPrinter() As String
    Dim strPrinter As String, _
        intReturn As Integer
    strPrinter = Space(255)
    intReturn = GetProfileString("Windows", ByVal "device", "", strPrinter, Len(strPrinter))
    If intReturn Then
        strPrinter = UCase(Left(strPrinter, InStr(strPrinter, ",") - 1))
    End If
    GetDefaultPrinter = strPrinter
End Function

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Cheers mate
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