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    I want to display a record and be able to merge to word a letter based on that information.

    I see on the sample application you can send this to PDF but I wanted to merge to word and allow changes prior to printing.

    Is this possible using the web application, I realise it can be done via the normal alphafive database.



  • #2
    Re: Merge to microsoft word in web application


    I'm not sure I understand your question.
    If you change the extension from PDF to RTF, you get an RTF-file, which can be read in Word.
    Dim filename as c 
    filename = session.session_folder + chr(92) + "TextFileName.rtf"
    filename = report.saveas("ReportName@[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\Setname.set","RTF",filter,order,filename,.f.)
    if file.exists(filename) 
    	response.redirect(session.session_url + "TextFileName.rtf?" + time("hms3"))
    end if
    Here I used a report, based on a set. So, I do not print the record to rtf, but a report, based on (and filtered on) that record.

    For mail merge, I export letter headers to an xls (Excel) file, which I use in Word.
    Windows 7, V11


    • #3
      Re: Merge to microsoft word in web application

      John did you ever get this to work? I have a need for the same thing and can't figure out how to make it happen.
      Sergeant Richard Hartnett
      Hyattsville City Police Department


      • #4
        Re: Merge to microsoft word in web application

        I am working on such a process, but probably taking a different route than you want. I am exporting multiple tab delimited text files to a working directory plus an "instruction" file (contains instructions on what to merge with what). Then the merge execution takes place outside of, and independant of, Alpha WAS.
        Steve Wood
        There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
        Web - Mobile - Hosting - Products - Frameworks - Developer Resources
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        • #5
          Re: Merge to microsoft word in web application

          I was afraid of that.

          I have a need to merge the mail addresses with form letters. I can get them to open up in Word, but only as an independent letter.

          I didn't think it could be done, not easily anyway, but I thought I'd ask.

          Sergeant Richard Hartnett
          Hyattsville City Police Department


          • #6
            Re: Merge to microsoft word in web application

            Well I didn't say it couldn't be done, just that I am taking a different path. I have to create documents from multiple clients plus the web, each with a half dozen merge files and a bunch of "sub" files which are preformatted sub documents. In this case I would not want to slow down any data-entry process waiting for the merge to take place. So I plan (haven't done it yet) to use a Folder Watch program looking for instructions on what to merge. In addition to Word, I am using ActiveDocs which compiles the Word document for faster execution and provides a host of merge tools that extend what Word provides (I am used to WordPerfect which, unlike Word, is a REAL document assembly program).
            Steve Wood
            There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
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            • #7
              Re: Merge to microsoft word in web application

              Sorry no, I gave up :-)