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problem with starting Word

problem with starting Word

problem with starting Word

In the program that I am developping, in a form with a command button, every time the command button is activated a particular WORD file should be viewed.

I tried this with following program steps:

Set LV_WORD_App = CreateObject ("Word.Application")
LV_Word_App.Visible = True
Documents.Open "D:\60030508BOOM04.doc"

This works fine, but when I try to reopen the file with the same button, I get an error message 'automation error'. I tried to solve this problem by closing Word by adding the line

Set LV_Word_App = Nothing

But with no success.

Can anybody help me?

RE: problem with starting Word

There are two possibilities that immediately come to mind.  The first has to do with leaving documents open.  You show a Documents.Open but we have no indication of a corresponding Documents.Close before you Set LV_Word_App = Nothing.  That could leave an instance of Word hanging, thus not allowing for the creation of another instance.

There are also known problems when using unqualified references with automation objects.  In your sample code, you say 'Documents.Open' and I would suggest that you fully qualify that with 'LV_WORD_App.Documents.Open'.  Also, if you are using a 'With LV_WORD_App' construct, then you might try removing the With construct as that can also lead to hanging automation objects.

Good Luck
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