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Can you read/write .doc or .txt files?

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So im making a program for easy emailing (personal use) and i've made a program in VB that stores the information in a .doc file, now i want to use autoit to read these files and send them in an email, now i know how to do the email part, all i need is the read part. first I thought openfile, but i dont konow how to get data from that file.

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So im making a program for easy emailing (personal use) and i've made a program in VB that stores the information in a .doc file, now i want to use autoit to read these files and send them in an email, now i know how to do the email part, all i need is the read part. first I thought openfile, but i dont konow how to get data from that file.

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You really need to think about whether Microsoft Word is where you want to store data taht you want to read into a program... if there isn't some compelling reason to have it there, you can make your life a lot easier if you move it to a .txt file instead (i.e. something you maintain in Notepad). A .txt file you can manipulate with FileOpen, File Read and a host of string commands in AutoIt.

If the data needs to stay in Word you'll need to invest time in more complicated approaches... like using COM in the latest AutoIt betas or perhaps automating Word to save out a .txt file just prior to you needing the data. MailMerge functions in Word could also be useful depending on your circumstances.

Easiest approach is to NOT store the data in Word if you can avoid -- it's just the wrong tool for this type of application.

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So im making a program for easy emailing (personal use) and i've made a program in VB that stores the information in a .doc file, now i want to use autoit to read these files and send them in an email, now i know how to do the email part, all i need is the read part. first I thought openfile, but i dont konow how to get data from that file.


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