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5 minutes ago, water said:

Can you please test for older/newer versions of MS Word (Word 2003 or Word 2007)?

Is it okay if I test it using the 2019 version? That is the only version I have installed at the moment. I will be able to test this later tonight :)

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2019 is fine as well.
2003 would tell us if it works with the old .doc format as well ;)

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Never tried, but I think you could manually start up Word 2003 and then run the script. _Word_Create connects to an already running Word instance.
But you should check the task manager to make sure there is only a single instance before and after _Word_Create :)

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Tested it on 2003, not working...

Test Word.au3 (25) : ==> COM Error intercepted !
    err.number is:      0x80020006
    err.windescription: Nom inconnu.

    err.description is:     
    err.source is:      
    err.helpfile is:    
    err.helpcontext is:     
    err.lastdllerror is:    0
    err.scriptline is:  25
    err.retcode is:     0x00000000

@error = 0x00000000, @extended = 0x00000000

Save is made in document folder not in script folder.  GJ Water...

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The error you get is expected. Word 2003  uses method DocSaveAs whereas Word > 2007 uses method DocSaveAs2.
The following lines first try to save for Word > 2007 and if an error occurs then it uses method DocSaveAs for Word <= 2007. That's why you see error "Nom inconnu" (Unknown name) for Word <= 2007.

$oDoc.SaveAs2($sFileName, $iFileFormat, ...) ; Try to save for >= Word 2010
    If @error = 0x80020006 Then $oDoc.SaveAs($sFileName, $iFileFormat, ...) ; COM error "Unknown Name" hence save for <= Word 2007

So it seems to work fine for older and newer version of MS Word :)
The default folder is not what you and I expected (document folder instead of script folder). Seems the functions docu needs to be updated as well ;)

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@water Just tested with Microsoft Word 2016 (not 2019, oops :>) and it works:

@error = 0x00000000, @extended = 0x00000000

I can also find the Doc1.docx file under "My Documents" as mentioned by @Nine

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50 minutes ago, Bert said:

I have an old copy of word 2003 kicking around but here is a different question - seeing how that is 16 year old software and isn't even supported by MS, should we even be worried about dealing with an error like that? Thoughts?

 

When it takes only one line of code to solve a problem (even on obsolete soft), I'd say "Why not"

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well, you can be sure ms isn't going to be testing old retired software. count me in the why bother group. heck, most people in school only ever use google docs for everything. major universities, everything. nobody requires MS docs anymore. Not to say I don't love Office, I buy a family license for 365. I don't think I can ever give up office as we use it at work too.

anyway, for all our products, we only test on the supported OSs. If customers must have old crap, they can pay us for support.

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Schools/Colleges aren't the real world, as I'm sure you know. If the students aren't learning on Office products, they'll never make it in the job market. ;)

Any school that still uses Office pre Office 2010, you should send your kids elsewhere.

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3 hours ago, Bert said:

I have an old copy of word 2003 kicking around ...

Thanks for your offer!
@Nine has already tested with Excel 2003 and the solution that works for Excel > 2007 works for Excel <= 2007 as well. So there is no additional code for older versions to fix the problem reported by TheDcoder.
Thanks to everyone for testing!
I think I will fix code and docu in the near future :)

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