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vba creating word doc from template - error on second one opening.

I have set up some vba in access to create a word doc from a template and then populate the document using bookmarks - all works fine except when I try and create a second one and then get errors:-

If I close the word document first created then run again I get - "The remote server machine does not exist or is unavailable"

If I leave the first word doc open I get "Object variable or with block variable not set"

Error on "Set objdoc = word.Documents.Add ... " in below code presumably because the file is in use.

Code used - abbreviated but I only add more bookmarks with variables.

    Dim objword As Object
    Dim objdoc As Object
   
    Set objword = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    Set objdoc = word.Documents.Add("C\:Test.dotx", , False)
       
    With objword.Selection
        .Goto what:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="BookMark1"
        .TypeText ("Testinsert")
    End With
   
    objword.Visible = True
   
    Set objdoc = Nothing
    Set objword = Nothing


Appreciate any ideas.
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You will get that error when the file is open you should close the file after you have finished before reopening i.e.

Dim objword As Object
    Dim objdoc As Object
    
    Set objword = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    Set objdoc = word.Documents.Add("C\:Test.dotx", , False)
        
    With objword.Selection
        .Goto what:=wdGoToBookmark, Name:="BookMark1"
        .TypeText ("Testinsert")
    End With
    
    objword.Visible = True
    objDoc.close false
    Set objdoc = Nothing
    Set objword = Nothing

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Thanks Kelvin,

This worked fine - not sure what the difference is but works.

I set visible to true and took off the code to printout, close and quit the document.

Opened first one as Doc1, second as Doc2 etc with no problems.