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Handle Word Input Dialogue box by Application

Posted on 2011-03-16
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Hi,

I am working on an application which has automation with Microsoft Word. The issue is with the user input dialogue box which appears in document while processing and that interrupts the process and wait for the user input.  

For Example:
While opening a doc file from application for process, a dialogue box appears from MS Word for input. Please see the attached image file for dialogue box type.


Our requirement is to handle these such type of dialogue boxes which comes from MS Word from my application.


Thanks
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by:Thommy
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Try this to deactivate word dialogs and confirmations...

WordApplication.DisplayAlerts:=0;
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by:Thommy
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Also possible...

WordApplication.DisplayAlerts:=false;
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by:OTSSolutions
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This is my code

WordApp.DisplayAlerts := wdAlertsNone;
WordApp.ScreenUpdating := False;
bConfConversions := False;
WPOpen( bMakeVisible );
WordApp.Documents.Open( sWPDoc, bConfConversions, bReadOnly, EmptyParam, EmptyParam,
        EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam, EmptyParam   );
WordDoc.ConnectTo( WordApp.ActiveDocument );

But unable to skip those dialogue boxes.
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by:Thommy
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The "Show Repairs" dialog only appears, if you are opening a damaged word doc.

Therefore it is no possible to prevent this dialog from appearing...

You cannot prevent the "Show Repairs" dialog box from appearing when you open a damaged document
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903740

The only way to get rid of that dialog is to make sure that your word docs are accurate and do not need any repairs...
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by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35164570

Hi Expert,

I do agree with you but that was an example. The problem is to getting lots more dialogue boxes from Word application whether some of are with the damaged document and some of are coming while converting those document into other format.

I will upload if any such document will found.
Thanks
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by:Thommy
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Ok, please upload demo docs...
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by:OTSSolutions
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I can not upload complete document here please take a look in image.

Thanks


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by:OTSSolutions
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Mote Examples:
 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5
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by:Thommy
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Please tell me your MS Office version...
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by:OTSSolutions
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MS Office 2007 & 2010.
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by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35230297
Hi,

I am still waiting for the solutions, Please...
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Please check this basic article for possible solutions...

How To Dismiss a Dialog Box Displayed by an Office Application with Visual Basic
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259971
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by:Thommy
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What's the value of your variable bReadOnly???

bReadOnly should be true to avoid "File in Use" message (image3.jpg)...
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by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35322285
Hello Expert,

I am giving you complete points due to the solution is not possible in easy way. Your suggested article says like this.

Even if you use these techniques and carefully design your application to avoid dialog boxes, you may still be faced with a situation where a dialog box cannot be avoided with the methods and properties exposed in the Office application's object model. In such situations, it might be necessary to programmatically dismiss a dialog box by simulating user input. The following demonstration illustrates how this can be accomplished with a Visual Basic Automation client.


So finally, I don't think we have too much control on to dismiss such types of dialog box. I have to resolve this issue by programmatically.

Thanks!
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