Solved

Handle Word Input Dialogue box by Application

Posted on 2011-03-16
14
801 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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
Image.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:OTSSolutions
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 7
14 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Thommy
ID: 35154404
Try this to deactivate word dialogs and confirmations...

WordApplication.DisplayAlerts:=0;
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Thommy
ID: 35154409
Also possible...

WordApplication.DisplayAlerts:=false;
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35163813
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.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Thommy
ID: 35164028
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...
0
 

Author Comment

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
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Thommy
ID: 35164617
Ok, please upload demo docs...
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35164698

I can not upload complete document here please take a look in image.

Thanks


Image2.jpg
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35164762

Mote Examples:
 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Thommy
ID: 35165697
Please tell me your MS Office version...
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35178415

MS Office 2007 & 2010.
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTSSolutions
ID: 35230297
Hi,

I am still waiting for the solutions, Please...
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Thommy earned 500 total points
ID: 35230476
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
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Thommy
ID: 35230526
What's the value of your variable bReadOnly???

bReadOnly should be true to avoid "File in Use" message (image3.jpg)...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

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!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The uses clause is one of those things that just tends to grow and grow. Most of the time this is in the main form, as it's from this form that all others are called. If you have a big application (including many forms), the uses clause in the in…
Objective: - This article will help user in how to convert their numeric value become words. How to use 1. You can copy this code in your Unit as function 2. than you can perform your function by type this code The Code   (CODE) The Im…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question