AW: Closing a Microsoft Word document

Rudolf Bargholz rudolf at
Tue Mar 3 12:55:11 EST 2015

Hi Dawid,

If I recall correctly you have to manually ensure that all, and by all I mean every single reference to any object you created in the word document is explicitly destructed.

We use the following for Excel, which is similar to working with Word:

Calculate iWorkSheetObj as #NULL

Calculate lCloseFlag as kFalse
Calculate lTryCloseNo as 0
While not(lCloseFlag)&lTryCloseNo<3
Do iWorkBookObj.$::close(0) Returns lCloseFlag     ;; close the current excel work book without saving
If not(lCloseFlag)
Do iWorkBookObj.$::close() Returns lCloseFlag
End If
Calculate lTryCloseNo as lTryCloseNo+1
Calculate lCloseFlag as pick(isnull(lCloseFlag),lCloseFlag,kFalse)
End While

Calculate iWorkBookObj as #NULL
Do iExcelWorkBooksObj.$::close()
Calculate iExcelWorkBooksObj as #NULL
Do iExcelObj.$quit() Returns lErr     ;; close excel
Do iExcelObj.$release() Returns lErr     ;; close excel
Calculate iExcelObj as #NULL

Perhaps this will give you an idea what to do in your case.



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Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Dawid Mocke
Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2015 18:41
An: OmnisDev List - English
Betreff: Closing a Microsoft Word document

Hi Guys,
I have successfully integrated to MS Word some years ago, but have never
been able to actually close a document.  So I open a template, save it as
something else and then merge the new document.
I have tried a couple of times to close the template, but never got it
Now I have a situation where I have to generate a lot of documents in quick
succesession and while the original template is open, Microsoft will ask
you everytime if you want to open a 'Read-Only' copy, or replace, etc.

As you can understand this is both time consuming and very irritating.

This is the code I use to open the template:
Do iWordDocObjCollection.$open(iWordTempPath,kFalse,kFalse,kTrue) Returns
iWordDocObj     ;; open template file

To save the document as something else:
Do iWordDocObj.$SaveAs(iWordDocPath) Returns #F

Then I try and close the original template and I have tried the following
with no success:
Do iWordDocObj.$::close(iWordTempPath) Returns #F
Do iWordDocObj.$close(iWordTempPath) Returns #F

Any ideas that I can try?

thank you,

Dawid Mocke
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