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Display Word Document In Form
This function shows how a Word document could be displayed in an unbound control on a form.
You will need:
1. A form with:
a. Unbound control, let us call it oleShowDoc
It is probably easiest to choose Create Object From File.
b. A textbox for the document file name. let us call this txtFileName
c. Some code associated with the form, let us use the Current Event.
Private Sub Form_Current() DisplayDoc Me.oleShowDoc, Me.txtFileName End Sub
2. A Function
Public Function DisplayDoc(ctlDocControl As Control, strDocPath As Variant) As String On Error GoTo Err_DisplayDoc Dim strResult As String Dim strDatabasePath As String Dim intSlashLocation As Integer With ctlDocControl If Trim(strDocPath & " ") = "" Then .Visible = False strResult = "No document name specified." Else If InStr(1, strDocPath, "\") = 0 Then ' Path is relative strDatabasePath = CurrentProject.FullName intSlashLocation = InStrRev(strDatabasePath, "\", Len(strDatabasePath)) strDatabasePath = Left(strDatabasePath, intSlashLocation) strDocPath = strDatabasePath & strImagePath End If .Visible = True .Enabled = True .Locked = False ' Specify what kind of object can appear in the field. .OLETypeAllowed = acOLELinked ' Class statement--optional for Excel worksheet. .Class = "Microsoft Word Document" .SourceDoc = strDocPath ' Range statement--optional for Excel worksheet. '.SourceItem = "R1C1:R7C4" ' Create the linked object. .Action = acOLECreateLink ' Optional size adjustment. .SizeMode = acOLESizeZoom strResult = "Document found and displayed." End If End With Exit_DisplayDoc: DisplayDoc = strResult Exit Function Err_DisplayDoc: Select Case Err.Number Case 2101 ' Can't find the picture. ctlDocControl.Visible = False strResult = "Can't find document." Resume Exit_DisplayDoc: Case Else ' Some other error. MsgBox Err.Number & " " & Err.Description strResult = "An error occurred displaying document." Resume Exit_DisplayDoc: End Select End Function
How to display images from a folder in a form, a report, or a data access page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285820/
ACC2000: How to Programmatically Link or Embed an Object on a Form: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209990