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Access Howto:

Shell to Word, Open a Doc and run a Macro by DougP
Posted: 23 May 00

This is a sample of a command button put on a Access form.
It launches Microsoft Word (any Version) then Opens a document and also can run a Macro.  The macro is a Word macro you create in word just like any other macro. For Example the macro could Print the Mail Merged document and then Quit Word bringing you back to Access.

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Private Sub Command19_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_Command19_Click
    ' Button launches Word and opens a specified document
    ' And runs an optional macro. the macro could print out the word doc and quit
    
    Dim retval As Variant
    Dim DocName, MacroName As String
    ' Drive and Full path to name and location of Word document
    DocName = "F:\Somefolder\MyDoc.doc"
    
    'Optional Macro Name. Note Word Macro name cannot have any spaces in it.
    'MacroName = "/M" & "MacroName"
    
    'Note full path to Word including Drive and folder
    retval = Shell("c:\Microsoft Office97\Office\WinWord.exe" & " " & DocName & MacroName, vbNormalFocus)

Exit_Command19_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_Command19_Click:
    MsgBox Err.Description
    Resume Exit_Command19_Click
    
End Sub
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Here is an FAQ on Creating a WORD Doc to mail merge with Access database query.
FAQ181-271

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