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Trouble using Word Document Functions

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This is just for my own instructional purposes at this point.

Goal: To open an existing word ".doc" on my desktop named "Test.doc", and replace "EEE" with "FFF", add a Return, then save the document. This script runs without errors, but "EEE" is still in the document when I open it after the script is complete - Nothing changed.

Contents of "Test.doc", without the quotes obviously:

"This is just a test. AAA, BBB, CCC, EEE."

Contents of AutoIt Script:

$oWordApp = _WordCreate ("")

$oDoc = _WordDocOpen ($oWordApp, "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Test.doc")

$oFind = _WordDocFindReplace($oDoc, "EEE", "FFF" & @CRLF)

_WordDocSave ($oDoc)

_WordQuit ($oWordApp)

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This is just for my own instructional purposes at this point.

Goal: To open an existing word ".doc" on my desktop named "Test.doc", and replace "EEE" with "FFF", add a Return, then save the document. This script runs without errors, but "EEE" is still in the document when I open it after the script is complete - Nothing changed.

Contents of "Test.doc", without the quotes obviously:

"This is just a test. AAA, BBB, CCC, EEE."

Contents of AutoIt Script:

$oWordApp = _WordCreate ("")

$oDoc = _WordDocOpen ($oWordApp, "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Test.doc")

$oFind = _WordDocFindReplace($oDoc, "EEE", "FFF" & @CRLF)

_WordDocSave ($oDoc)

_WordQuit ($oWordApp)

There's no #include. What UDF are you using for the _Word* funcitons? Are there any errors on the SciTE console when you run it?

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This should work better:

#include <Word.au3>
$oWordApp = _WordCreate ()
$oDoc = _WordDocOpen ($oWordApp, @DesktopDir & "\Test.doc")
$oFind = _WordDocFindReplace($oDoc, "EEE", "FFF" & @CR)
_WordDocSave ($oDoc)
_WordQuit ($oWordApp)

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This is just an optimized version of GMK's code.

#include <Word.au3>

$oWordApp = _WordCreate(@DesktopDir & "\Test.doc")
$oDoc = _WordDocGetCollection($oWordApp, 0)
_WordDocFindReplace($oDoc, "EEE", "FFF" & @CR)
_WordDocSave($oDoc)
_WordQuit($oWordApp)

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Thank you everyone. I forgot "#include <Word.au3>". I appreciate the help and am really loving this program.

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