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Script to make a PDF from a Word document - execution issues

Script to make a PDF from a Word document - execution issues

Script to make a PDF from a Word document - execution issues


I have a little functionality request that means I have to find a way to make an attached file in an RTF field into a PDF using Office 2013.

So I made a code that saves the attached file to the temp directory, opens the file in Word, tries to save as PDF, then quit Word.


Set wordobj = CreateObject("Word.application")
wordobj.Documents.Open temppath
wordobj.ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 pdfpath, 17' <- value of wordobj.WdSaveFormat.wdFormatPDF

The issue is that I can see the PDF file in the temp directory in Windows Explorer, but the Word kinda crashes into a loop and, when I use Process Hacker to kill it, I get an error stating that "MS Word experienced an error in trying to open the file." followed by the standard useless suggestions about file permissions and free disk space.

The thing is, I do not see where Word is supposed to open the PDF. I'm just asking it to save, then quit.

Is there another command for saving, like SaveAndQuit ?

Thanks for any answers,


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