Greetings folks,

I need to load a word document file into a RichTextBox component, It can't be done directly, so, I need first, convert it to a RichText Format File and then load it to the component. Any Ideas?

Thanks

Omar

Hi,

Try this, I haven't been able to test it:

Dim Oword As Object
Dim Odoc As Object

Private Sub Command1_Click()
  Set Oword = CreateObject("Word.Application")
  Set Odoc = Oword.documents.open("C:\temp.doc")
  Odoc.SaveAs FileName:="c:\x.rtf", FileFormat:=wdFormatRTF
  Oword.quit

  Me.RichTextBox1.FileName = "C:\x.rtf"
End Sub

Thanks KB ,

But, now I can't make it work, the "wdFormatRTF" is a non recognized variable :S, I tried to look for other options, but I can't find any related (and relevant) info about those options on the "Word.Application" object, maybe you can show me how can I accomplish this. Thanks

Hi,
Just replace the wdFormatRTF with number 6 (this code is for VB6, if you are using different IDE please advise).

Dim Oword As Object
Dim Odoc As Object

Private Sub Command1_Click()
  Set Oword = CreateObject("Word.Application")
  Set Odoc = Oword.documents.open("C:\temp.doc")
  Odoc.SaveAs FileName:="c:\x.rtf", FileFormat:=6
  Oword.quit
Me.RichTextBox1 = ""
  Me.RichTextBox1.FileName = "C:\x.rtf"
End Sub

Thanks man!!,

That worked great!!, now I'm trying with other formats, I'll post how i'm doing with it...

ok i found this thread through google and im quite a novice at scripting but where exactly would i incert that bit of code you posted in my MS word documents code?

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