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How can I edit a Word document without using Word automation in VB6?

Bobeo asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hi guys.

I need to write some code that edits a Word document. However, I don't want to use the Word automation system in VB as that involves running Word in the background. It's a system I've used for a while and have found it to work most of the time, but it has its quirks.

Anyway. I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to edit a Word document easily but without using automation? Are there any resources that you know of that allow easy direct editing of the file itself?


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