Q164624: WD97: Inserting OLE Object in Header Opens OLE Application
Article: Q164624 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbinterop kbole kbwordvba Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you use Visual Basic for Applications to insert an OLE object, such as a Microsoft Excel Worksheet object, into the header or footer of a document, the object opens the application for editing instead of providing in-place editing within Word for Windows. CAUSE ===== Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS The following example Visual Basic for Applications macro replicates this behavior: Sub Main() ' Set up object variables. Dim oDoc1 As Object Dim oRange1 As Object Dim oInlineShape As Object Set oDoc1 = Documents.Add Set oRange1 = oDoc1.Content Set oRange2 = oDoc1.Sections(1).Headers(1).Range ' Insert the OLE object Set oInlineShape1 = oDoc1.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject(Range:=oRange2, _ ClassType:="Excel.Sheet.8", LinkToFile:=False, DisplayAsIcon:=False) End Sub WORKAROUND ========== To provide in-place editing, the OLE object needs to know where it will be inserted on the screen. When this position is unknown, the OLE server, in this case, Microsoft Excel, operates in Open Mode. To ensure that the OLE server is activated "in-place," view the header before you insert the object. The following example Visual Basic for Applications macro includes the commands for viewing the header prior to inserting the OLE object: Sub Main() ' Set up object variables. Dim oDoc1 As Object Dim oRange1 As Object Dim oInlineShape As Object Set oDoc1 = Documents.Add Set oRange1 = oDoc1.Content Set oRange2 = oDoc1.Sections(1).Headers(1).Range ' Must be in page layout to view header. If ActiveWindow.View.SplitSpecial <> wdPaneNone Then ActiveWindow.Panes(2).Close End If If ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = _ wdNormalView Or ActiveWindow. _ ActivePane.View.Type = wdOutlineView Or _ ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = wdMasterView Then ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Type = wdPageView End If ' View the header. ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = wdSeekCurrentPageHeader ' Insert the OLE object Set oInlineShape1 = _ oDoc1.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject(Range:=oRange2, _ ClassType:="Excel.Sheet.8", LinkToFile:=False, DisplayAsIcon:=False) End Sub MORE INFORMATION ================ For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available. Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbinterop kbole kbwordvba Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbprb =============================================================================
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