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Using this routine with late-binding to open a word document and "merge" [fields] with actual values.  The code has worked fine for years with Office 2003, 2007, 2010 but not 2013.  The code errors on the first reference to the docWord object.  

I've read every reference to this error on Experts Exchange, Stackoverflow and Microsoft.com - including http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189618

Here is the code:

I removed all "with block" usages per a prior posting which recommended that as a way to avoid this error.  That change did not help me.  

Private Sub btnGenerateDocument_Click()
Dim strDataSource As String
Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset
Dim strPath As String
Dim strName As String
Dim varTemp As Variant
Dim strTemp As String
Dim lngID As Long
Dim strSQL As String
Dim strFieldName As String
Dim docWord As Object
On Error GoTo Err_btnGenerateDocument_Click
strPath = getconstant("BookingDocumentPath")
lngID = Nz(lstGroupSaleDocuments.Value, 0)
strTemp = lstGroupSaleDocuments.Column(1)
strName = InputBox("Enter a Name for the Generated Document:", "New Document Name")
If Len(strName) = 0 Then
    MsgBox "The New Document name is blank.  Please try again.", , "Validation"
    GoTo Exit_btnGenerateDocument_Click
ElseIf right$(strName, 4) <> ".DOC" And right$(strName, 4) <> "DOCX" Then
    MsgBox "Application only supports Word Documents as final outputs.  Please try again.", , "Validation"
    GoTo Exit_btnGenerateDocument_Click
End If
strPath = Trim(strPath)
If right$(strPath, 1) = "\" Then
Else
    strPath = strPath & "\"
End If
strName = strPath & strName
strDataSource = "qryBookings"
On Error Resume Next
Kill strName
On Error GoTo Err_btnGenerateDocument_Click
FileCopy strPath & strTemp, strName
'*******
Set docWord = CreateObject("Word.Document")
Set docWord = docWord.Application.Documents.Open(strName)
'**************************************
Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset
strSQL = "SELECT ztblQueryFieldNames.* FROM ztblQueryFieldNames WHERE QueryName = '" & strDataSource & "'"
rst.Open strSQL, CurrentProject.Connection, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic
rst.MoveFirst
lngID = Nz(txtIndex.Value)
DoCmd.Hourglass True
Do Until rst.EOF
    strFieldName = "[" & Nz(rst!FieldName) & "]"
    varTemp = Nz(DLookup(Nz(rst!qryFieldName), strDataSource, "Index = " & lngID), " ")
    If Len(CStr(Nz(varTemp))) <= 255 Then
        docWord.Application.selection.HomeKey Unit:=6
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.text = strFieldName
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.Replacement.text = CStr(varTemp)
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.forward = True
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.wrap = 1
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.Format = False
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.MatchCase = False
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.MatchWholeWord = False
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.MatchWildcards = False
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.MatchSoundsLike = False
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.MatchAllWordForms = False
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.Execute Replace:=2
    Else
        docWord.Application.selection.HomeKey Unit:=6
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.text = strFieldName
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.Replacement.text = ""
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.forward = True
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.wrap = 1
        docWord.Application.selection.Find.Execute
        If docWord.Application.selection.text = strFieldName Then
            docWord.Application.selection = CStr(varTemp)
        End If
    End If
    DoEvents
    rst.MoveNext
Loop
docWord.Application.Visible = True
docWord.Save
MsgBox "The document has been generated.", , "FYI"
Exit_btnGenerateDocument_Click:
    DoCmd.Hourglass False
    strDataSource = vbNullString
    Set rst = Nothing
    strPath = vbNullString
    strName = vbNullString
    Set varTemp = Nothing
    Set docWord = Nothing
    strTemp = vbNullString
    strSQL = vbNullString
    strFieldName = vbNullString
    lngID = 0
    Exit Sub
Err_btnGenerateDocument_Click:
    If Err.Number = 3464 Then
        Resume Next
    ElseIf Err.Number = 53 Then
        MsgBox "Application cannot locate the Document corresponding the Template you have selected.  Please check the Template directory and file names and try again.", , "Validation"
        Resume Exit_btnGenerateDocument_Click
    ElseIf Err.Number = 5854 Then
        MsgBox "The Field: " & strFieldName & " is too long.  Please limit the text to 255 characters and try again.", , "Validation"
        docWord.Application.Visible = True
        docWord.Save
        Resume Exit_btnGenerateDocument_Click
    Else
        MsgBox "Error Number: " & Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description, , "btnGenerateDocument_Click"
        Resume Exit_btnGenerateDocument_Click
    End If
End Sub

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Please - any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Question by:CharlieF2
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by:James Elliott
ID: 40332229
What error do you get?

Have you added all appropriate references?

Alt+F11 to open VB Editor.
Click Tools Menu
Click References.

Ensure that you have Micorsoft Office 12.0 (or later) object library, and Microsoft Word 12.0 (or later) object library ticked.

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by:James Elliott
ID: 40332231
Also try adding all relevant folders to your 'trusted locations' in the trust centre settings in both Access and Word.
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by:CharlieF2
ID: 40332493
James - thanks very much for the suggestions.  Due to the fact that I distribute this application to multiple customers with different versions of Office installed - I have to use late-binding - I cannot include references to Office 12 or Word 12 etc.  The application has worked fine for years.  It just now isn't running with Office 2013.  I will add the trusted locations and see if that helps.  The error that I get is 462 - and Microsoft is aware of this error but I've made the changes that they recommend in this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189618.  I cannot figure out why this isn't working.  I'll let you know if adding the folders changes the outcome.  Thanks again!
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by:CharlieF2
ID: 40332644
James - thanks again for your suggestions.  Unfortunately, even after adding all of the relevant locations to the trusted locations under both Access and Word - I'm still getting the Error 462.  Any thoughts?
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by:Sheils
ID: 40333693
Hi Charlie,

I notice that you are using the same variable for the document and the application. This may be causing the problem. I suggest the following code which I use in all version of access. Even if it is not, its always better to diferentiate between the application and the document.

Dim wdApp As Object
Dim wdDoc  As Object

On Error Resume Next
Set wdApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application") ' If word is already running getobject

If Err.Number <> 0 Then 'Word isn't already running create object
Set wdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
End If
 
On Error GoTo 0
 
Set wdDoc = wdApp.Documents.Add 'Open new document based on the normal.dot template
 
'Insert your codes to populate document here

wdApp.Visible = True 'Make application visible

wdDoc.SaveAs "path and name of file you want to save"

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However, I also notice that you are calling at least 2 functions (getconstant and filecopy) in the code you supplied. Have you done a debugging using breakpoint to find exactly where the code is breaking?
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by:CharlieF2
ID: 40333828
Hello Sheils,

Thanks for your input.  I have put in a break and found that the code is stopping on the first instance of the user of my object:

docWord.Application.selection.HomeKey Unit:=6

I will change my code according to your suggestion and let you know what I find out.  

Thanks again,

Charlie
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Sheils earned 2000 total points
ID: 40334622
I believe that this confirms that the confusion between the document and the application is the issue.

Try

Dim wdApp As Object
Dim wdDoc  As Object

On Error Resume Next
Set wdApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application") ' If word is already running getobject

If Err.Number <> 0 Then 'Word isn't already running create object
Set wdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
End If
 
On Error GoTo 0
 
Set wdDoc = wdApp.Documents.Add 'Open new document based on the normal.dot template
wdApp .selection.HomeKey Unit:=6

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NB: You can also use

Set wdDoc = wdApp.Documents.Add(strName)  'Open new document based on your template.

This eliminate the need for the copyfile code but you have to save the template document as .dotx or .dot
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