VB6: Printing to a .doc or .xls file

How do I write text to a .doc or .xls file?

Possible  printer objects include Adobe, since Adobe is a "printer". But I want to "print" to a word document, or an excel spreadsheet.
Norma PosyPhysicistAsked:
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carsRSTCommented:
You'll need Excel installed on the machine.  

In your references, make a reference to Microsoft Excel Object Library.

Then try this code, as an example:

Dim app As New Excel.Application
Dim wb As New Workbook

Set wb = app.Workbooks.Add

wb.ActiveSheet.Cells(1, 1) = test
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carsRSTCommented:
For Word, you would do the same type of thing, but make a reference to the Microsoft Word Object library.

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Norma PosyPhysicistAuthor Commented:
I get an error messagebox:
"User-defined type not defined"

With "app As New Excel.Application" highlighted.

I have Microsoft Office on my machine. Coding in VB6 under XP.
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carsRSTCommented:
Did you add a reference (within vb references) to the Excel object?

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carsRSTCommented:
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carsRSTCommented:
Sorry, last one was to add user control.  But anyway, adding reference should be something along the image below.

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carsRSTCommented:
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Norma PosyPhysicistAuthor Commented:
I will try that and get back to you.

Meantime: I am doing my VB development on an external hard drive. My Microsoft Office lives on the machines own internal hard drive. Does this matter?

It occured to me that it might matter.
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ZhaolaiCommented:
Or you can use CreateObject without adding the reference:

Dim xlsApp as Object
Set xlsApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

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Norma PosyPhysicistAuthor Commented:
Thank you.

By the way: It doesn't matter if the VB application is on one drive, and Microsoft Office is on another drive.
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