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Hello Guys,

I'm trying to open a document with _WordDocOpen and replace some text in it with _Word_DocFindReplace and then print with _Word_DocPrint and finally close with _Word_DocClose and kill word with _Word_Quit. Works perfectly.

My question is (can't find an answer anywhere): Can i do those commands in the background so i don't see word opening and replacing everything? Can't find anything in the proprieties of "WordDocOpen".

Thank you.

Flo

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_Word_DocOpen doesn't include support for the "visible" parameter of the Documents.Open method that the function is wrapping. To add that you'd need to add 2 parameters to this line.

Local $oDoc = $oAppl.Documents.Open($sFilePath, $bConfirmConversions, $bReadOnly, $bAddToRecentFiles, _
            $sOpenPassword, "", $bRevert, $sWritePassword, "", $iFormat)

After the $iformat parameter you'd need to add the Encoding parameter, and then either True or False for the visible parameter.


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If you use _Word_Create function first, then you can call it the first parameter as false. Then you can open a doc with _Word_DocOpen. You never see an instance of MSword because the application object is hidden. :) 


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Can anyone tell me if you have limitations of how many characthers you can send with _Word_DocFindReplace ?

I try to replace something with a quite long text but it won't do it. It gaves me an error.

Thank you in advance for your wise answers. I use the following code for replacing and it gives me error replacing the text

The value for the $inspection_equipment is = "Milos Raonic (born 1990) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high world No. 4 singlesranking in May 2015, as ranked by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). His career highlights include a Grand Slam final at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Australian Open. " (just a dummy text from wikipedia)

_Word_DocFindReplace($oDoc, "Eechipament", $inspection_equipment, $WdReplaceAll, 0)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFindReplace Example","Error replacing text in the document." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)

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P.S.

Want to mention that it works perfect if the $inspection_equipment = "test equipment" for example.

If i make the text from above shorter....works :(

Edited by Ahile07

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There seems to be a limit of 255 characters: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_pages/find_replace_long_string.html


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You could test with _Word_DocFindReplace and pass "^c" as the replacement text as suggested in the web article.


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This seems to work:
 

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Word.au3>

Local $oWord = _Word_Create()
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFindReplace Example", _
        "Error creating a new Word application object." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)

Local $oDoc = _Word_DocOpen($oWord, "C:\Temp\Test.docx")
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFindReplace Example", _
        "Error opening 'Test.docx'." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)

ClipPut("This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!This is a test!12345678")
_Word_DocFindReplace($oDoc, "Line 1", "^c", $wdReplaceOne)
If @error Then Exit MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFindReplace Example", _
        "Error replacing text in the document." & @CRLF & "@error = " & @error & ", @extended = " & @extended)
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Word UDF: _Word_DocFindReplace Example", "Paragraph control character successfully replaced.")

 


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