albertmaathuis

Check state of word checkbox

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Hi There,

 

I'm busy automating a proces in Word. the problem is that some of our users don't have the same checkboxes on or off in their environment.

I'm using word 2010 and word 2013.

When a word document is saved as a PDF document, sometimes the checkbox : "open file after publishing" is checked (so the PDF opens in Adobe)

Does anyone know a way how to read the state of a checkbox in a word window?

 

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Do you automate the saving of the word docoument as PDF?


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This works for me in Word 2013:

$isChecked = ControlCommand("[CLASS:#32770]", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:4]", "IsChecked"))

Don't know if the window class and checkbox control class are always the same, you'll have to check that for yourself.
Apart from that, there's a great Word UDF around. Look at the _Word* functions. _Word_DocSaveAs and _Word_Export seem interesting. I have never used it myself because I have a schijthekel aan MS Office, but it may be much less of a hassle using that precooked functionality for this automation project?


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That was the reason for asking. It is much better and reliable to use the Word UDF and automate Word via COM than automating the GUI (as long as the methods and properties are exposed for COM).


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

If that does not work you can also reset all user word's profil like this:

Reg delet : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<Your office version>\Word\Data

after a new run of word it will make it again ... yeah it s a bit brutal but this gonna work xD

 

if you are able to code complicated reg thing you can also save this key then delet it and then restore the key... that whould be also a solution.

Edited by caramen

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Thanks for the answers.

I think I have a old word.au3 (there is no _Word_Export function). The _Word_DocSaveAs doesn't seem to have the option to save as PDF.
@water: can you tell me please where i can find the latest version? 

@SadBunny: I tried to check the button with this command, but it doesn't seem to work. 

$isChecked=ControlCommand("[CLASS:#32770]", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]", "Check","") 

also if the button is checked, the $isChecked=0 if I use:

$isChecked=ControlCommand("[CLASS:#32770]", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:1]", "IsChecked","")

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The Word UDF comes with AutoIt. If you run 3.3.12.0 then you have the latest version of the UDF.


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BTW: The name of the function is _Word_DocExport.


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Thank you very much, this works great for me.

If everything was that simple....:)

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