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jamienwood

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What code can i use to make a file open when i clikc a button on a form, it is actuially going to be a help file written in Microsoft word called RepotPrinterHelp.doc
 

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dk

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Hello,

Something like this.

Dim wdApp As Object, wdDoc As Object

Set wdApp = CreateObject("WORD.APPLICATION")
wdApp.Documents.Open "C:Folder NameRepotPrinterHelp.doc"
wdApp.Visible = True
 

Paul_R

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Sep 24, 2002
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Is there a command that doesn't open a new instance of Word every time?
 

dk

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This code uses GetObject to see if an instance of Word exists. If it does, then it uses that. If not, it will create a new one.

Code:
Sub Test()
Dim wdApp As Object, wdDoc As Object

On Error Resume Next
Err.Clear
Set wdApp = GetObject(, "WORD.APPLICATION")
If Err.Number <> 0 Then
Set wdApp = CreateObject("WORD.APPLICATION")
End If

On Error GoTo 0
wdApp.Documents.Open "C:temptest file.rtf"
wdApp.Visible = True
AppActivate "Microsoft Word"
End Sub
 

Paul_R

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That looks good will give it a try,

thanks.

Iv'e used a similar method to catch trying to open an excel sheet twice but didn't twig the connection.
 

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