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Hello Experts,
I need to make a software that can quick modifications in a microsoft office 2007/2003 (doesn`t matter) or in any other document that supports tables. I want to add in the document at some coordinates or don`t know at the end of the line or what ever, mainly i need to know how to open a office document and edit it trough delphi code only, no manual edits needed. I need to add in the text some values from string variables.

Thank You,
cypherbad
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by:BdLm
ID: 24434926
did you know OLE for micro soft office ?  did you see the active X on that issue?  New technology  for you ?
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by:cypherbad
ID: 24435097
Please tell me how to work with it, any examples?
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by:BdLm
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http://delphiku.blogspot.com/2007/03/excel-in-delphi-ole.html    for excel , many many more pages with google
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by:cypherbad
ID: 24438852
Ok i`ll give the points for the expert that will give me  a code that will open a word document and copy/insert some text in it. Preferable table suported.

Kind Regards,
cypherbad.
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BdLm earned 500 total points
ID: 24439060
Ok, today we have a holiday, can you wait until sunday, I#ll try for you ....

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by:cypherbad
ID: 31583463
i found the solution myself.
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by:BdLm
ID: 24444366
unit Unit1_wotrd_ole;
{******************************
 *   http://www.delphipraxis.net/topic55769.html
 *
 *
 ******************************}

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, ComObj, StdCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    OpenOLEButton1: TButton;
    CloseOLeButton: TButton;
    Button1: TButton;
    procedure OpenOLEButton1Click(Sender: TObject);
    procedure CloseOLeButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private-Deklarationen }
  public
    { Public-Deklarationen }

    // WordApplication1 : TWordApplication;
    V: Variant;


    procedure SaveWordDoc;
    procedure MailDocument;
    procedure CopyChartToWord;

  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

procedure TForm1.OpenOLEButton1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
    V := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
    V.Visible := True;
end;

procedure TForm1.CloseOLeButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
      if not VarIsEmpty(V) then
    V.Quit;
 
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var   Range: Variant;
      i: Integer;
begin
  v.Documents.Add;
  v.Documents.Item(1).Range;
  Range := v.Documents.Item(1).Range;
  Range.Text := 'This is a column from a spreadsheet: ';
  for i := 1 to 3 do v.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Add;
  Range :=v.Documents.Item(1).Range(v.Documents.Item(1).
    Paragraphs.Item(3).Range.Start);
  Range.Paste;
  for i := 1 to 3 do v.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Add;

end;

procedure TForm1.SaveWordDoc;
begin
    V.Documents.Item(1).SaveAs('c:foo.doc');
end;



procedure TForm1.MailDocument;
begin
  V.Documents.Item(1).SaveAs('c:foo.doc');
  V.Options.SendMailAttach := True;
  V.Documents.Item(1).SendMail;
end;



procedure TForm1.CopyChartToWord;
var
  Range: Variant;
  i, NumPars: Integer;
begin
  NumPars := V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Count;
  Range := V.Documents.Item(1).Range(
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars).Range.Start,
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars).Range.End);

  Range.Text := 'This is graph: ';
  for i := 1 to 3 do V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Add;

  Range := V.Documents.Item(1).Range(
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars + 2).Range.Start,
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars + 2).Range.End);

  // Range.PasteSpecial(,,,,wdPasteOleObject);
end;
 


end.


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by:BdLm
ID: 24444485
pls. readme:


This is just a draft version 0, need a bit more time to answer your request
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by:BdLm
ID: 24445527
the excel-copy chart to word -application did not yet work, may be solved on sunday, can you use that code now ?

unit Unit1_wotrd_ole;
{******************************
 *   http://www.delphipraxis.net/topic55769.html
 *   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Pascal/Delphi/Q_24424050.html
 *
 *
 ******************************}
 
interface
 
uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, ComObj, StdCtrls;
 
type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    OpenOLEButton1: TButton;
    CloseOLeButton: TButton;
    SaveWordButton: TButton;
    MailWordButton: TButton;
    OpenExcelButton: TButton;
    LoadFileButton: TButton;
    ExcelBook2WordButton: TButton;
    CopyChart2WordButton: TButton;
    procedure OpenOLEButton1Click(Sender: TObject);
    procedure CloseOLeButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
 
    procedure SaveWordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure MailWordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure OpenExcelButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure LoadFileButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure ExcelBook2WordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
    procedure CopyChart2WordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
   
 
  private
    { Private-Deklarationen }
  public
    { Public-Deklarationen }
 
    // WordApplication1 : TWordApplication;
    V          :  Variant;
    ExcelApp   :  Variant;
 
 
    procedure SaveWordDoc;
    procedure MailDocument;
    procedure CopyChartToWord;
 
    procedure CopyExcelCellsToWord(Sender: TObject);
    procedure CopyExcelToWord ;
 
  end;
 
var
  Form1: TForm1;
 
implementation
 
{$R *.dfm}
 
procedure TForm1.OpenOLEButton1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
    V := CreateOleObject('Word.Application');
    V.Visible := True;
end;
 
procedure TForm1.CloseOLeButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
 
    if not VarIsEmpty(V) then V.Quit;
 
end;
 
 
 
procedure TForm1.SaveWordDoc;
begin
    V.Documents.Item(1).SaveAs('c:\demo.doc');
end;
 
 
 
procedure TForm1.MailDocument;
begin
  V.Documents.Item(1).SaveAs('c:\demo.doc');
  V.Options.SendMailAttach := True;
  V.Documents.Item(1).SendMail;
end;
 
 
 
procedure TForm1.CopyChartToWord;
var
  Range: Variant;
  i, NumPars: Integer;
begin
  NumPars := V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Count;
  Range := V.Documents.Item(1).Range(
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars).Range.Start,
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars).Range.End);
 
  Range.Text := 'This is graph: ';
  for i := 1 to 3 do V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Add;
 
  Range := V.Documents.Item(1).Range(
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars + 2).Range.Start,
    V.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(NumPars + 2).Range.End);
 
  //  Range.PasteSpecial(,,,,wdPasteOleObject);
end;
 
 
 
procedure TForm1.SaveWordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
      SaveWordDoc;
end;
 
procedure TForm1.MailWordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
      MailDocument;
end;
 
procedure TForm1.OpenExcelButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
    ExcelApp := CreateOleObject('Excel.Application');
    ExcelApp.Visible := True;
end;
 
procedure TForm1.LoadFileButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
     ExcelApp.Workbooks.Open('c:\ee_test.xls');
end;
 
 
 
procedure TForm1.CopyExcelToWord;
var
  Sheets: Variant;
begin
  SetFocus;
 
  Sheets := ExcelApp.Sheets;
 
  Sheets.Item['Data'].Activate;
  Sheets.Item['Data'].Range['A1:B7'].Select;
  Sheets.Item['Data'].UsedRange.Copy;
 
  CopyExcelCellsToWord(nil);
 
 
end;
 
 
procedure TForm1.CopyExcelCellsToWord(Sender: TObject);
var   Range: Variant;
      i: Integer;
begin
  v.Documents.Add;
  v.Documents.Item(1).Range;
  Range := v.Documents.Item(1).Range;
  Range.Text := 'Test text ';
 
  for i := 1 to 3 do v.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Add;
 
  Range :=v.Documents.Item(1).Range(v.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Item(3).Range.Start);
  Range.Paste;
 
  for i := 1 to 3 do v.Documents.Item(1).Paragraphs.Add;
 
end;
 
procedure TForm1.ExcelBook2WordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
     CopyExcelToWord
end;
 
procedure TForm1.CopyChart2WordButtonClick(Sender: TObject);
var
  Sheets: Variant;
begin
  SetFocus;
 
  Sheets := ExcelApp.Sheets;
 
   Sheets.Item['Chart1'].Select;
   ExcelApp.Selection.Copy;
 
   CopyChartToWord;
 
 
end;
 
end.

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by:cypherbad
ID: 24449709
I managed to get my needs by using this code:

Thanks!
unit Unit1;
 
interface
 
uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, StdCtrls;
 
type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    Edit1: TEdit;
    Edit2: TEdit;
    Edit3: TEdit;
    Edit4: TEdit;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;
 
var
  Form1: TForm1;
 
implementation
  uses ComObj;
{$R *.dfm}
type
  TWordReplaceFlags = set of (wrfReplaceAll, wrfMatchCase, wrfMatchWildcards);
 
function Word_StringReplace(ADocument: TFileName; SearchString, ReplaceString: string; Flags: TWordReplaceFlags): Boolean;
const
  wdFindContinue = 1;
  wdReplaceOne = 1;
  wdReplaceAll = 2;
  wdDoNotSaveChanges = 0;
var
  WordApp: OLEVariant;
begin
  Result := False;
 
  { Check if file exists }
  if not FileExists(ADocument) then
  begin
    ShowMessage('Specified Document not found.');
    Exit;
  end;
 
  { Create the OLE Object }
  try
    WordApp := CreateOLEObject('Word.Application');
  except
    on E: Exception do
    begin
      E.Message := 'Word is not available.';
      raise;
    end;
  end;
 
  try
    { Hide Word }
    WordApp.Visible := False;
    { Open the document }
    WordApp.Documents.Open(ADocument);
    { Initialize parameters}
    WordApp.Selection.Find.ClearFormatting;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.Text := SearchString;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.Replacement.Text := ReplaceString;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.Forward := True;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.Wrap := wdFindContinue;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.Format := False;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.MatchCase := wrfMatchCase in Flags;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.MatchWholeWord := False;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.MatchWildcards := wrfMatchWildcards in Flags;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.MatchSoundsLike := False;
    WordApp.Selection.Find.MatchAllWordForms := False;
    { Perform the search}
    if wrfReplaceAll in Flags then
      WordApp.Selection.Find.Execute(Replace := wdReplaceAll)
    else
      WordApp.Selection.Find.Execute(Replace := wdReplaceOne);
    { Save word }
    WordApp.ActiveDocument.SaveAs(ADocument);
    { Assume that successful }
    Result := True;
    { Close the document }
    WordApp.ActiveDocument.Close(wdDoNotSaveChanges);
  finally
    { Quit Word }
    WordApp.Quit;
    WordApp := Unassigned;
  end;
end;
procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
 Word_StringReplace('C:\c.doc','test2','test3',[wrfReplaceAll]);
end;
 
end.

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