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I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it also
do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal reports that
will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert multiple {tags} that
will identify which PDF file to insert. Can someone tell me how to go about
doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic

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I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge to
a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each tag
and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) = True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it
also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal reports
that will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert multiple {tags}
that will identify which PDF file to insert. Can someone tell me how to go
about doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic


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Thanks Doug ! I'll see what I can pit together!

Vic

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge to
a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each tag
and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) = True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it
also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal reports
that will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert multiple {tags}
that will identify which PDF file to insert. Can someone tell me how to
go about doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7",
_
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic



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Doug,

Hmm - appears that I have a 3rd problem (at least) which I'd forgotten about
because I knew this before I started this little project. When an object is
inserted into word, it is limited to a single page. Do you know a way
around this crazy limitation?

Vic


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge to
a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each tag
and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) = True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it
also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal reports
that will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert multiple {tags}
that will identify which PDF file to insert. Can someone tell me how to
go about doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7",
_
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic



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There is no way around this limitation. Can the Crystal Reports be
converted into some text format so that they would not need to be included
as an object, but rather as "ordinary" text that will flow from one page to
the next. That would probably overcome all of your problems.

If I needed to do something like this, I would be investigating making
direct use from Word of the data that is being use to create the Crystal
Reports and not make use of them at all.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
Doug,

Hmm - appears that I have a 3rd problem (at least) which I'd forgotten
about because I knew this before I started this little project. When an
object is inserted into word, it is limited to a single page. Do you know
a way around this crazy limitation?

Vic


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge
to a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each
tag and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) = True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it
also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal reports
that will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert multiple
{tags} that will identify which PDF file to insert. Can someone tell me
how to go about doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7",
_
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic






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Doug,

The reports that I'm having to combine with the Word Document are not text
because they have lines, shading colors etc. The reports are generated from
an Access Database using Crystal Reports. Crystal can export to various
formats including Word and I would have thought there would be a way to
import/combine several word documents into 1 but I'm not finding this to be
the case. The Insert facility allows for objects but limited to a single
page (even Word documents).

Right now I'm just trying to come up with a method manually using Word but
not having much luck. I've tried to select an entire 2nd document and
paste into the primary document but the paste ends up walking over the first
page of the document instead of starting at the location of the cursor it
starts at the beginning of the document. There must be a way, do you have
any ideas?

Thanks,

Vic



"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
There is no way around this limitation. Can the Crystal Reports be
converted into some text format so that they would not need to be included
as an object, but rather as "ordinary" text that will flow from one page
to the next. That would probably overcome all of your problems.

If I needed to do something like this, I would be investigating making
direct use from Word of the data that is being use to create the Crystal
Reports and not make use of them at all.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
Doug,

Hmm - appears that I have a 3rd problem (at least) which I'd forgotten
about because I knew this before I started this little project. When an
object is inserted into word, it is limited to a single page. Do you
know a way around this crazy limitation?

Vic


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge
to a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each
tag and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) = True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it
also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal
reports that will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert
multiple {tags} that will identify which PDF file to insert. Can
someone tell me how to go about doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic





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If Crystal can export in Word Format, try making using of that ability.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
Doug,

The reports that I'm having to combine with the Word Document are not text
because they have lines, shading colors etc. The reports are generated
from an Access Database using Crystal Reports. Crystal can export to
various formats including Word and I would have thought there would be a
way to import/combine several word documents into 1 but I'm not finding
this to be the case. The Insert facility allows for objects but limited to
a single page (even Word documents).

Right now I'm just trying to come up with a method manually using Word but
not having much luck. I've tried to select an entire 2nd document and
paste into the primary document but the paste ends up walking over the
first page of the document instead of starting at the location of the
cursor it starts at the beginning of the document. There must be a way,
do you have any ideas?

Thanks,

Vic



"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
There is no way around this limitation. Can the Crystal Reports be
converted into some text format so that they would not need to be
included as an object, but rather as "ordinary" text that will flow from
one page to the next. That would probably overcome all of your problems.

If I needed to do something like this, I would be investigating making
direct use from Word of the data that is being use to create the Crystal
Reports and not make use of them at all.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
Doug,

Hmm - appears that I have a 3rd problem (at least) which I'd forgotten
about because I knew this before I started this little project. When an
object is inserted into word, it is limited to a single page. Do you
know a way around this crazy limitation?

Vic


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge
to a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each
tag and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) =
True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access
database which works fine for database fields. I now have a
requirement that it also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents
will be Crystal reports that will be turned into PDF files. I will
need to insert multiple {tags} that will identify which PDF file to
insert. Can someone tell me how to go about doing this, maybe some
sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas?
I'm using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic






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Doug,

The reports that I'm trying to insert into Word are not plain text because
they have shading, lines, colors etc. The reports are generated froman
Access Database using Crystal Reports. Crystal can export to various formats
including Word and I would have thought there would be a way to combine
several different word documents into a single document.

I'm trying to manually come up with a method to do this but not having much
luck. If a try to select an entire 2nd document and then use copy/paste to
insert it into the primary document it always starts the paste at the top of
the document instead of where the cursor was positioned.

Do you have any more ideas on how this might be possible?

Vic


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
There is no way around this limitation. Can the Crystal Reports be
converted into some text format so that they would not need to be included
as an object, but rather as "ordinary" text that will flow from one page
to the next. That would probably overcome all of your problems.

If I needed to do something like this, I would be investigating making
direct use from Word of the data that is being use to create the Crystal
Reports and not make use of them at all.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
Doug,

Hmm - appears that I have a 3rd problem (at least) which I'd forgotten
about because I knew this before I started this little project. When an
object is inserted into word, it is limited to a single page. Do you
know a way around this crazy limitation?

Vic


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
I believe that the only way to do that will be after executing the merge
to a new document and then run a macro using code that searches for each
tag and at its location inserts the .pdf

Something like

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="tag", Forward:=True, _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindStop, MatchCase:=False) = True
Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
filename:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False, _
DisplayAsIcon:=False
Loop
End With

where "tag" is the text of the tag that you have inserted into the mail
merge main document

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Vic" wrote in message
...
I have a VB6 application that does a mail merge using an Access database
which works fine for database fields. I now have a requirement that it
also do a merge of PDF documents. These documents will be Crystal
reports that will be turned into PDF files. I will need to insert
multiple {tags} that will identify which PDF file to insert. Can
someone tell me how to go about doing this, maybe some sample code?

I think this will work for inserting the PDF:

Selection.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject
ClassType:="AcroExch.Document.7", _
FileName:="C:\Temp\T0017.pdf", LinkToFile:=False,
DisplayAsIcon:=False

No now I need to know a method of serching for {tags}. Any ideas? I'm
using Word 2007.


Thanks ,


Vic





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