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Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

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  • MikeC
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    Much better to cure the problem instead of creating a work-around for sure! Glad I did not come back until now with the work-around.

    For others in case it is needed for similar or other things here is what I planned on giving Mike as a way to close the process via code.

    Very simply create a batch file (a text with a .bat instead of a .txt extension) with the following using the appropriate program name.exe. Also note that this will only work if a user has a password set up for log in. Run the Bat file with sys_shell_wait() from Alpha.
    @echo off
    TASKKILL /F /IM YourProgramNameInTaskManager.exe

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  • Mike Wilson
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!! I can't thank you enough Stan! I'm headed to the AlphaWiki and see if that needs to be changed in the Docs.

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  • Stan Mathews
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    I think the documentation is lacking.

    Should be

    wordApp = ole.getobject("","Word.Application")

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  • Mike Wilson
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    Thanks Stan but no joy there.

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  • Stan Mathews
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    Try changing

    wordApp = ole.Create("Word.Application")


    wordApp = ole.GetObject("Word.Basic")

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  • Mike Wilson
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    Thanks Mike,
    At this point, I'm up for any solution.

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  • MikeC
    Re: Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    Hi Mike,
    If a solution does not come your way, there is a way to kill the service via xbasic and a batch file easily that could be run as part of your script--if memory serves, even if the process is not running, no error will be generated when run so should work as a work-around if needed.

    I have an example on a different computer if this will be what is required....

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  • Mike Wilson
    started a topic Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    Error in calling a MS Word macro from A5 script

    I'm developing a document control application. Documents are written with MS Word. Stamping the document control number (DCN) into the Word document footer is a central need. I am placing the DCN onto the clipboard (clipboard_set_data()), opening Word and trying to run a Word macro that pastes the clipboard content into the document footer. The first time it attempts this, it generates the OLE error in the attached screenshot, and leaves WINWORD.EXE as an open windows process. Deleting the WINWORD.EXE from Windows task manager clears this, and from then on, the script runs without errors. Close A5 app, reopen the app and try it again, first time failure, clear the residual WINWORD.EXE from task manager and from then it works OK. What do I need to do to get this to work the first and every time? I've tried pausing things between the commands with xbasic_wait_for_idle(), sleep(), etc, with no joy. I need help, please.

    ' generate the file address
    	dim vdoc_file as C
    ' generate the footer and attach to the clipboard
    	dim shared vfooter_text as C
    	vfooter_text="This is footer text for the document for testing"
    ' place the Word macro name (doc_footer_stamp) into a variable
    	dim vword_macro as C="doc_footer_stamp"
    ' open the word application hidden (windowstate=0) calling the document by the above variable 
    	on error goto error_handler
    	Dim wordApp As p	
    	wordApp = ole.Create("Word.Application")
    	wordApp.WindowState = 0 
    ' stamp document info into footer                             [COLOR="Red"]<<< error spot[/COLOR]
    'error handler
    	dim vstamp_error as C
       	err = error_code_get()
                 vstamp_error= error_text_get(err)
                 ON ERROR RESUME 0
                 msgbox("Error Report",vstamp_error)