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As it clearly shows in the Help file example for _WordDocClose, the first parameter ($o_object) is the Microsoft Office Word Object returned when you use _WordCreate.

If you did not open the document using _WordDocOpen then you need to use _WordAttach to get the object value from the existing Word instance - again the Help file is your friend here with working examples for all of the commands.

I hope that helps. :)


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I cant seem to make it work.

I want to close an existing document named "MYdoc.doc" using the info in the title bar which is "MYDoc.doc"

I am trying the following:

Shouldn't this close it ??


This produces an error.

C:\HouseMaster\Programs\test.au3(5,50) : ERROR: _WordDocClose() called with Const or expression on ByRef-param(s).



C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Include\Word.au3(594,102) : REF: definition of _WordDocClose().

Func _WordDocClose(ByRef $o_object, $i_SaveChanges = -2, $i_OriginalFormat = 2, $f_RouteDocument = 0)


C:\HouseMaster\Programs\test.au3 - 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)

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I opened the example which shows how to get the collection, which I dont need.

Then I replaced the get collection with doc close.

The following works:

$WordApp = _WordAttach ("68997-MN.doc", "FileName")

If Not @error Then

$Doc = _WordDocGetCollection ($WordApp, 0)

_WordDocClose ($Doc)


So in order to close a document, I have to use the function $Doc = _WordDocGetCollection ($WordApp, 0) ???

It seems that there must be a cleaner way.


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It should read:

#include <word.au3>
Global $oWordApp = _WordAttach("C:\temp\test.doc", "FilePath")
Global $oDoc = _WordDocGetCollection($oWordApp, 0)
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