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Help - Passing a Default Directory to Word from VFP

Help - Passing a Default Directory to Word from VFP

Help - Passing a Default Directory to Word from VFP

I use the run command from within VFP to use Word (RUN /N C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\WINWORD.EXE) and I would like to be able to set the default directory that Word uses to open and save files to be the directory name  contained within a variable in VFP.  For example - I have a variable within VFP that contains C:\AUDITS, how can I call up Word (from within VFP) and have it's default directory (where it looks for files when you issue FILE, OPEN) automatically changed from C:\MY DOCUMENTS to C:\AUDITS?

RE: Help - Passing a Default Directory to Word from VFP

The closest thing I could find, Dobber, was to use the /m switch to specify a startup macro, and somehow have that Word macro do the work.

For your purposes, would invoking Word via COM be sufficient?  You'll have very fine control of everything.

Robert Bradley

FoxDev - Visual FoxPro Development

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