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IconAuthor 7.5 to Excel commucations

IconAuthor 7.5 to Excel commucations

IconAuthor 7.5 to Excel commucations

(OP)
Hello, I have already ask Peter Norton this question, before
I found the Authorware listing/thread.  

Problem:  I'm currently trying to use the DDE(Dynamic Data Exchange)icon to communicate with Excel spreadsheet to insert values into the data cells. In order to do so
I must use several DDE Icons.  I cannot get the channel
parameter to work. I get the following errors. 31060, and 31064. Also via the Program Icon I am able to get Excel to Run, but will not open the specified file "pedx.txt".
If you need more detail let me know.

Example of Icon configuration:

The first DDE Icon in the string parameter should be:
Commmand=initiate
Channel= empty for the initiate command
Parameters=EXCEL,System
Time limit=10
Result variable=@channel1

Program Icon
Program=EXCEL
Window Size=Full Screen
Snapshot=Yes
Wait until Done?=Yes

The second DDE Icon in the string parameter should be:
Commmand=execute
Channel=@channel1
Parameters=[open("f\excel\pedx.txt")]
Time limit=10
Result variable=@load

Do think you can help me?

Thank you.

RE: IconAuthor 7.5 to Excel commucations

Go to ftp://ftp.click2learn.com/pub/iconauthor/samples/ and download the ddeexcel.zip file 33KB 1/9/1998 for a sample application has you Launch/Run Excel.exe, Browse to a file which is then opened in Excel. You enter a Row and Column value such as R2C4 and a value. DDE icons include Poke, Print, Save commands. FYI Click2Learn used to be Asymetrix who bought out Aimtech which ended IconAuthor. You can get to the same FTP site using: ftp://ftp.asymetrix.com/pub/iconauthor/samples/

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