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_FilePrint of an "in use" Word document . How to file unlock?

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Sometimes when _FilePrint is used to print a Word document which has been locked for some reason (eg. it has just been copied from somewhere) a prompt appears asking the User if a read-only copy may be opened [for the purpose of printing it].

I was wondering if there was some way of using _FilePrint to always take a read-only copy to use for printing (so that the pop-up window isn't displayed or has to have additional coding to deal with)?

Better still, is there any function (eg. UDF) that can be used to [attempt to] force a file to be unlocked so that Windows doesn't consider it to be "in use" by some process please?

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AutoIt comes with a Word UDF which should handle this.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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