Automating Word - Error on Users Machine, Can't Duplicate On Mine

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I am developing an application that creates (from scratch) a Word document.  I'm developing using VB.Net 2010 (Pro).  I have on my machine MS Office 2010, the user has Office 2003, so I'm using late binding.

Here is the block of code that's failing
    Dim shp As Object = oTable.Cell(1, 1).Range.InlineShapes.AddPicture(sBMPFile)
    With shp
        writeLog("Adjust Image Size", "clsReport", "writePage05")
        .LockAspectRatio = 1
        Dim fOldWidth As Single = .Width
        writeLog("Adjust Image Width", "clsReport", "writePage05")
        .Width = m_oWord.InchesToPoints(4)
        If .Height > m_oWord.InchesToPoints(4.5) Then
            writeLog("Adjust Image Height", "clsReport", "writePage05")
            .Height = m_oWord.InchesToPoints(4.5)
        End If
    End With

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Specifically, I have localized the error to occur at the "LockAspectRatio" line, or the line after.

The error that's thrown is this:
See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: The specified value is out of range.
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.LateBinding.InternalLateSet(Object o, Type& objType, String name, Object[] args, String[] paramnames, Boolean OptimisticSet, CallType UseCallType)
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.NewLateBinding.LateSet(Object Instance, Type Type, String MemberName, Object[] Arguments, String[] ArgumentNames, Type[] TypeArguments, Boolean OptimisticSet, Boolean RValueBase, CallType CallType)
   at STR_Tower_Mapping_Report_Maker.clsReport.writePage_05()

Yada, yada, yada

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I'm fairly certain the issue is the fact that the "LockAspectRatio" value should be "msoTrue", but since I'm late binding I'm merely guessing at the actual numeric value.

Any ideas?
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Patrick TallaricoDecision Support and Systems Analyst

Commented:
My suspicion is that it may be calling this from a vba library that your users may not have loaded.  Open the VBA console, and go to 'Tools' -> 'References' and check to make sure that the libraries you have on your machine are checked for your users.
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If the error is on line 5, remove it, you do not use that variable anywhere in your code.

You might want to provide the use with Word 2003 with a Debug version of the application. You would get more information out of the error report.

However, as it is, it gives a clue. Look at the last line, this is typically the line that triggered the error:

at STR_Tower_Mapping_Report_Maker.clsReport.writePage_05()

What is that STR_Tower_Mapping_Report_Maker?
GrahamSkanRetired
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Commented:
The constant msoCTrue has a value of 1. msoTrue is -1, so that is the value to use

msoCTrue produces the error on my 2003 version.

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Sorry it took so long to get back, but the user was out of the office for a few days, so they couldn't test it.

The change from 1 to -1 did the trick.

Thanks.

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