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Create MS Word documents from Alpha 5

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    In case someone is interested, we have succesfully used ASPOSE Words .NET library from Xbasic.
    Then you can create, combine and modify MS Word files, from Alpha 5.

    The result is a standard, 100% editable MS Word file.
    And you don't even need MS Word to be installed in the server.

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    Re: Create MS Word documents from Alpha 5

    Mind writing a quick how-to?


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      Re: Create MS Word documents from Alpha 5

      1.-Download and install ASPOSE Words .NET

      Copy the Aspose.Words.dll to a directory that is easy to reach: (like c:\aspose_dll). I suggest you don't use the standard directory the installer uses.

      2.-Register the DLL (This code only needs to be run once every time the server is started)

      dim Service as DotNet::Services
      dim AssyRef as DotNet::AssemblyReference
      dim Namespace as C = "AW"
      AssyRef.FileName = "C:\aspose_dll\Aspose.Words.dll" 'must exist. Default install dir cannot be used because it depends on operating system

      dim reg_result as l
      reg_result = Service.RegisterAssembly(NameSpace, AssyRef)

      3.-Execute your XBasic code:

      'If you have a license only...
      Dim license As AW::Aspose::Words::License

      'Create a ComHelper, required to open the word files
      dim aw_helper as AW::Aspose::Words::ComHelper

      'Open and join all the template files...

      'Base document
      dim destiDoc as AW::Aspose::Words::Document
      destiDoc = aw_helper.Open("mybasefile.docx")

      'Select the first (and only) section in the document....
      'Other files will be added at the end of this section
      destiDoc_Sections = destiDoc.Sections.ToArray()
      DestiSection = destiDoc_Sections[1]

      'Open the aditional files

      'Select the first (and only) section in the document...
      arxiu_afegir_Sections = arxiu_afegir.Sections.ToArray()
      SectionToAppend = arxiu_afegir_Sections[1]

      'Add this section at the end of the first section of the base template...

      'The resulting document, right now, is only the result of merging together a collection of files
      'Personalization of data starts here

      'Create an array with the Mail Merge Fields names...
      '(This Mail Merge Fields have been inserted in the template document using MS Word)
      dim mail_camps[11] as C

      'Create an array with the Mail Merge Fields Values...
      dim mail_continguts[11] as C

      'Update the Mail Merge Fields with the final values...

      'Save the resulting document with his name