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This Article demonstrates how to use OLE Automation to Open and Close
Microsoft Word for Windows 95 documents.
This article assumes that you are familiar with Visual Basic for
Applications and with creating Microsoft Access applications using the
programming tools provided with Microsoft Access. For more information
about Visual Basic for Applications, please refer to the "Building
Applications with Microsoft Access for Windows 95" manual.
NOTE: Visual Basic for Applications (used in Microsoft Access for
Windows 95 version 7.0) is called Access Basic in version 2.0. For
more information about Access Basic, please refer to the "Building
For more information about using OLE Automation between Microsoft Access
and Microsoft Word, search on the phrase Create a Word Document using OLE
, and then CreateObject function
using the Microsoft Access
for Windows 95 Answer Wizard. For more information about the Microsoft
Access Verb and Action properties, search on the phrases Verb property
and Action property
, using the Microsoft Access Help Index.
The following two examples demonstrate how to manipulate Microsoft Word 7.0
The following example assumes there is a document named Test.doc in the
C:\Winword folder (directory). This example demonstrates how to open a
Microsoft Word Document, reformat the text, and then close the document:
- Open Microsoft Access and open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
(NWIND.MDB in Microsoft Access version 2.0)
- Create a new module and add the following function:
Function CloseDoc ()
Dim wordobj As Object
Set wordobj = CreateObject("Word.Basic")
' View the invoked instance of Word.
' Selects the entire document and makes it Bold.
' Closes the document and saves changes.
Set wordobj = Nothing
- Type the following into the Debug window (or Immediate window in
Microsoft Access version 2.0), and then press ENTER:
Note that the object is opened, formatted, saved, and then closed.
The following example demonstrates how to close a Microsoft Word document
which is embedded on a form:
- Open the sample database Northwind.mdb (or NWIND.MDB in version 2.0) and
create a new form.
- In Design view, create an unbound object frame named OLEObj on the form.
Change the Enabled property for the object frame control to Yes and the
Locked property to No. When prompted with the Insert Object dialog box,
click "Create New" and in the list of Object Types click "Microsoft
Word Document." Click OK. In the blank Word document that appears, enter
some text, and then on the File menu, click "Close and Return to
- Add a command button to the form and for the OnClick property add the
Dim WordObj as Object
Me![OLEObj].Verb = -2 ' Tells Microsoft Access to open the
Me![OLEObj].Action = 7 ' Activates the application.
Set WordObj = Me![OLEObj].Object.Application.WordBasic
Set WordObj = Nothing
- Open the form and click the command button. Note that OLE Object is
opened, formatted, and then closed.
Article ID: 154456 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
- Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Word 6.0c
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