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Opening .doc or .docx from Access

Hi

We use a small database for tracking all our word documents. The following code opens up the appropriate document in word, but currently opens .doc. I want it to open .doc or .docx, obviously we have both versions now we have upgraded word.

Please help

Private Sub Form_Click()

Dim WDAPP As Object
Set WDAPP = CreateObject("Word.Application")


If Me!Programme = "Word" Then
WDAPP.Documents.Open "y:\windata\" & Forms!frmresults!DocNo & ".doc"
WDAPP.Visible = True
Else
MsgBox ("This is not a Word Document")

End If
DoCmd.Close

End Sub
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SparkyP
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SparkyP
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

Is the suffix saved in the DB?

Regards
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SparkyPAuthor Commented:
No. The prefix uses the tables ID (incremented), but the suffix is the default when the document is saved in Word.

It has worked fine, but now some machines on our server run on Word 2013 and others 2003.
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
i,

I would test it first
wordFile = Dir("y:\windata\" & Forms!frmresults!DocNo & ".doc*")
WDAPP.Documents.Open "y:\windata\" & wordFile

Open in new window

EDIT

if there are 2 files one doc one docx you have to test more

Regards
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I want it to open .doc or .docx, obviously we have both versions now we have upgraded word.
I don't quite follow what you mean. You're opening the file as a .doc file here:

WDAPP.Documents.Open "y:\windata\" & Forms!frmresults!DocNo & ".doc"

Does that file already exist on the machine in the "y:\windata" directory? If so, then you can't convert it with the Open command. You'd have to open it in Word and then select to save it as .docx.

That's a Word option (to save in .docx instead of .doc). I suppose you could toggle that when you open the automated instance of Word, but I don't think that's what you're after.
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SparkyPAuthor Commented:
Just what I wanted

Many Thanks
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GozrehCommented:
i suggest that you should not convert your files to *.docx, because then the users who have word 2003 will not be able to open it.
you should save all files only to *.doc until every one will update to 2013.
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