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  • Display MS Word Documents on a Form

    I am a trial lawyer - I need to be able to catalog and display a variety of files collected on a hard disk. I've imported the file names and directory locations into a table. I've been able to call up and display PDF files, but how do I do the same for Microsoft Word and Excel documents? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

    You should be able to select the word document and it should automatically launch Word.

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    • #3
      Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

      I'm not sure what you mean. I would like to add a field or a supercontrol to my form and be able to display the Word document on my form. I use the PDF viewer to view the PDF files. What do I need to use to display the Word document or an Excel file in the form?

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      • #4
        Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

        I don't believe you can do that; the best Alpha can do (to my knowledge) is launch Word and display the file within that program. I don't believe there are any supercontrols that would do what you want...

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        • #5
          Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

          Recommend looking up OLE & ACTIVEX and Microsoft Word in the ALPHA HELP file for examples of accessing your Word files. Unable to offer more. Sorry.

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          • #6
            Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

            Hi Bruce,

            Do a search and see if you can make contact with John Lemisch. He is an expert in this field.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


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            • #7
              Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

              Bruce,

              You might want to take a look at this:
              https://www.regnow.com/softsell/nph-...i?item=4459-21

              or this:
              http://www.skysof.com

              This product is Word OCX, but it was featured on the documentation for Word Viewer OCX, which I purchased a while back and got it to work with Alpha Five.

              Here's the sales pitch:

              Word Viewer OCX is an activeX component which enables your application to easily display and interact with Word (doc) and other types of files include RTF, WRI, WPD, WPS, WPT, MCW, HTML, and text files. It is a great solution for companies wishing to display read-only Word document data to their employees while restricting modifications to the underlying data. With Word Viewer OCX you can also display password protected Word documents without supplying passwords to your users - keep you confidential data safe and secuire. To use simply place the control on your form, set the Path property, and you are all set!

              Hopefully, tomorrow I'll post a JING video link. It's not as quick as I'd like, but still much faster than opening WORD. And I've got to tell you finding this was not easy. The link says the price is 49.95.

              Bob McGaffic
              Pittsburgh, PA

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              • #8
                Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

                With the activeX components that comes from Microsoft (and visible to Alpha) I am able to use CSV and RTF and place them on a form.....but the .XLS fails on the former and cannot even find something to try for the .DOC yet.
                Mike
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                • #9
                  Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

                  Originally posted by rmcgaffic View Post
                  Bruce,

                  You might want to take a look at this:
                  https://www.regnow.com/softsell/nph-...i?item=4459-21

                  or this:
                  http://www.skysof.com

                  This product is Word OCX, but it was featured on the documentation for Word Viewer OCX, which I purchased a while back and got it to work with Alpha Five.

                  Here's the sales pitch:

                  Word Viewer OCX is an activeX component which enables your application to easily display and interact with Word (doc) and other types of files include RTF, WRI, WPD, WPS, WPT, MCW, HTML, and text files. It is a great solution for companies wishing to display read-only Word document data to their employees while restricting modifications to the underlying data. With Word Viewer OCX you can also display password protected Word documents without supplying passwords to your users - keep you confidential data safe and secuire. To use simply place the control on your form, set the Path property, and you are all set!

                  Hopefully, tomorrow I'll post a JING video link. It's not as quick as I'd like, but still much faster than opening WORD. And I've got to tell you finding this was not easy. The link says the price is 49.95.

                  Bob McGaffic
                  Pittsburgh, PA
                  Bob: Many thanks. I will give it a try.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

                    looks like you need to find out if either will read the new docx document - documentation doesn't mention docx, only doc
                    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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                    • #11
                      Re: Display MS Word Documents on a Form

                      Just start Word as a server and when needed, pass the name to Word, let Word open the document and make Word visible. There are enough examples on the forum.

                      Search for ole.Create("Word.Application")
                      Marcel

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